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1834, Private James Wood - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in Doncaster.


Enlisted at London on the 13th of February 1855.

No other enlistment details apart from his trade as a baker are shown.


Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 7th of July 1855.

He is shown on a nominal roll of officers and men of the regiment at the Cavalry Depot, Scutari, made out on the 9th of November 1855, as being On Duty there from the 28th of July.

From this we can assume he did not serve in Eupatoria with the regiment.

Discharge & pension

Discharged "by purchase", from Dublin on the 10th of May 1859 on payment of £30.

Served 4 years 120 days.

Conduct: "good." Not in possession of any Good Conduct badges.

Medals & commemorations

Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasp for Sebastopol and the Turkish medal.

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Life after service

Death & burial

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