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1241, Private George TOWNSEND - 13th Light Dragoons


Enlisted at Gloucester on the 14th of April 1844.

Age: 17 years 11 months.

Height: 5' 6".

Trade: None shown.

Medals & commemorations

Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasps for Alma and Sebastopol.

Death & burial

Died, "of disease", in the Regimental Hospital on the 14th of October 1854.

Further information

A "James" Townsend is recorded on the Crimean War memorial situated outside of the "Queen's Hotel" at Cheltenham. This is almost certainly the same man.

There is a copy of a photograph of this memorial in the 17th Lancer file.

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