Born at Wembley, near Watford, Herts.
Enlisted at London on the 8th of July 1829.
Height: 5' 6".
Appearance: Sallow complexion. Hazel eyes. Dk. brown hair.
Tried and convicted by a Regimental Court-martial on the 19th of December 1842 for "being drunk on duty." Sentenced to 20 days' imprisonment and to lose 1d. per day for 30 days.
Tried by a Regimental Court-martial on the 12th of April 1843 for "absence and being drunk." Sentenced to 20 days' imprisonment and to lose 1d per day for 3 months.
Tried by a Regimental Court-martial for "being drunk, and losing part of his regimental necessaries." on the 10th of October 1844. Sentenced to 40 days' imprisonment, to lose 1d. per day for six months and to make good his kit. Tried and convicted by a Regimental Court-martial on the 24th of May 1848 for "being drunk." Given 100 lashes.
Tried and convicted by a Regimental Court-martial on the 5th of February 1851 for "being absent without leave", and sentenced to 42 days' imprisonment, with hard labour.
Invalided from Scutari to England on the 15th of April 1855.
Discharged from Chatham Invalid Depot on the 25th of December 1855 being "Unfit for further service. Suffers from Chronic Rheumatic pains consequent upon long service and aggravated by fatigue and exposure to cold when in the Crimea."
Served 26 years 9 days. In Turkey and the Crimea: 1 year 3 months.
Conduct and character: "Has been bad." Not in possession of any Good Conduct badges.
He was tried and convicted a total of eight times for various offences during his service (see above)
Granted a pension of 1/1d. per day on discharge.
To live in Newport, Monmouthshire.
Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasps for Alma, Balaclava, Inkerman, and Sebastopol, and the Turkish medal.
Died in the East Wales Pension District on the 28th of February 1856.
St. Catherine's House records show his death during the January-March quarter of 1856, at Newport, Monmouthshire.
His death certificate shows that he died at Nash, near Newport, on the 28th of February 1856, an Agricultural Labourer, aged 48 years, "Having hanged himself in a state of unsound mind." Information received from W. H. Brewer, Deputy Coroner, Blackwood, on the 1st of March 1856.
(There is a copy of the death certificate in the 13th Light Dragoons "Certificates" file.)
The local newspaper of the time contains no reference to his death.