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.
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.
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."