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1890, Private James SWIFT — 13th Light Dragoons

Added 2.5.11. Minor edits 28.2.2014, 1.4.2014.

Birth & early life

Born at Knowlton, Kent.


Enlisted at Maidstone on the 4th of April 1855.

Trade: Labourer.

No other enlistment details shown.


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

Discharge & pension

Discharged "time expired", from Toronto, Canada, on the 14th of April 1867.

There is no indication if he remained in Canada or returned to England.

Medals & commemorations

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

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

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