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849, Private William SMITH — 13th Light Dragoons

Added 2.5.11. Minor edits 28.2.2014, 1.4.2014.

Birth & early life

Born at Berkeley Whitchurch [not shown which county].


Enlisted at London on the 30th of November 1836.

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

Died in the Regimental Hospital in Dublin (most probably in the Royal Barracks) on the 5th of April 1859.

Next of kin: Martha Smith (relationship not shown).

Living c/o Mrs. Clifford, Brazendoors, Norwich,

He left no will, and had £1/17/1d in his "credits", plus £4/3/1d. Savings Bank balance.

Medals & commemorations

Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasps for Alma, Balaclava, Inkerman, Sebastopol. and the Turkish medal.

Awarded the Long Service & Good Conduct medal on the 9th of May 1859, with a gratuity of £5.

Death & burial

Record of burials in the Military Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin, held by the Representative Church Body Library, Dublin:

"Page No. 155. Entry No. 2100. William Smith, Private 13th Light Dragoons, aged 43 years. Cause of death, "Catarrh A. C.". Died 16th April 1859 — Buried 17th April 1859. Officiating Minister, Robt. C. Halpin."

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