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1162, Private William Wilmot - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in the parish of St. Pancras, London.


Enlisted at Hounslow on the 4th of September 1843.

Age: 17 years 6 months.

Height: 5' 9".

Trade: Gardener.


From Private to Corporal: 23rd of May 1853.

Sent to the Depot at Birmingham on the 1st of August 1854.

Corporal to Sergeant: 1st of February 1855.

Embarked for the Crimea on the 10th of July and joined the regiment on the 1st of August 1855.

From Duty Sergeant to Hospital Sergeant on the 30th of September 1858.

Attached to the Army Hospital Corps at Edinburgh from the 10th of July and transferred to that Corps on the 1st of December 1859.

Re-transferred back to the 13th Light Dragoons on the 22nd of August 1860 as Hospital Sergeant. He also received 1/- per day extra pay as a Compounder of Medicine.

Medals & commemorations

Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasp for Sebastopol, September 1865, with a gratuity of £5.

Death & burial

Died in the Regimental Hospital at Toronto, Canada, on the 22nd of August 1869.

Next of kin (in 1854): Abraham Wilmot (relationship not shown). Living at No. 39 Clarence Gardens, Regents Park, London.

Next of kin (in 1868): Wife, Anne Wilmot. She and a child, aged 5 years, were sent from Toronto to Wolverhampton after his death.

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