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643, Private Samuel WHEELHOUSE - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born at Wadsworth, near Halifax.


Enlisted at Halifax on the 18th of July 1832.

Age: 19.

Height: 5' 9".

Trade: Weaver.

Appearance: Fresh complexion. Grey eyes. Brown hair.


At Scutari General Hospital from the 14th of September 1854 and sent to rejoin the regiment on the 20th of October 1854.

Discharge & pension

Discharged from Cahir on the 14th of November 1856, "On the Reduction of the Army and being totally unfit for further service. This Soldier has completed his term of 24 years and is too weakly and worn out to do a dragoon's duty. He has no specific disease."

Served 24 years 119 days. In Turkey and the Crimea: 2 years. India, 5 years

Conduct: "good." Is in possession of five good conduct badges.

Aged 43 years on discharge.

Awarded a pension of 1/1d. per day.

To live in Halifax after discharge.

Medals & commemorations

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

Awarded the Long Service & Good Conduct medal on the 2nd of April 1857, with a gratuity of £5.

Life after service

He was living in Brighton in 1864 and was still there in 1875.

Death & burial

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