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961, Private Richard WIMSETT - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in the parish of Ninham, near Maidstone, Kent.


Enlisted at Maidstone on the 30th of October 1838.

Age: 20.

Height: 5' 9".

Trade: Labourer.

Appearance: Fresh complexion. Hazel eyes. Brown hair.


Sent to Scutari on the 15th of August 1855 and invalided to England on the 23rd of September 1855.

Discharge & pension

Discharged from Aldershot on the 8th of November 1862 at "Own request, free to pension after 24 years service."

Served 24 years 10 days. In Turkey and the Crimea: 1 year 10 months.

Conduct: "very good."

In possession of four Good Conduct badges.

Never entered in the Regimental Defaulters book. Never tried by Court-martial.

Awarded a pension of 1/- per day.


Living in Southampton after discharge, but was in Portsmouth in 1873.

Medals & commemorations

Documents confirm the award of the Crimean medal with four clasps, the Turkish Medal, and the Long Service medal.

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

Awarded the Long Service & Good Conduct on the 29th of June 1860, with a gratuity of £5.

Life after service

Death & burial

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