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1565, Private John SILCOCK — 13th Light Dragoons

Added 2.5.11. Minor edits 28.2.14, 1.4.14, 4.4.14.

Birth & early life

Born in Belfast.


Enlisted at Dublin on the 14th of April 1854.

Age: 20.

Height: 5' 8".

Trade: Mason.


Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 21st of May 1855

Discharge & pension

Discharged, "by purchase", from Aldershot on the 28th of May 1864. Payment of £10.

Served 10 years 44 days.

Conduct: "very good." In possession of two Good Conduct badges.

Medals & commemorations

Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasp for Sebastopol and the Turkish medal.

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Life after service

Death & burial

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