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1831, Private Justas SMITH — 13th Light Dragoons

Added 2.5.11. Minor edits 28.2.2014, 1.4.2014.

Birth & early life

Born in Whitechapel, London.


Enlisted at London on the 12th of January 1855.

No other enlistment details apart from his trade as a labourer are shown.

Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 1st of August 1855

Discharge & pension

Discharged "by purchase", from Cahir on the 1st of August 1856. Payment of £30.

Served 1 year 298 days.

Conduct: "good." Not in possession of any Good Conduct badges.

Medals & commemorations

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

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