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1498, Private Philip George Woodman - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in London.


Enlisted at London on the 24th of October 1852.

Age: 18.

Height: 5' 8".

Trade: Clerk.


Joined the regiment from Varna/Sick at Scutari, on the 7th of February 1855 after being left sick at Varna when the Regiment left for the Crimea proper.

He was Acting Hospital Sergeant for ten days from the 1st of October 1855.

Confirmed as Hospital Sergeant from the 16th of October 1855.

Discharge & pension

Discharged, "time expired", from Hounslow on the 23rd of October 1864.

Served 12 years.

Conduct and character: "good". Equal to two Good Conduct badges if not promoted.

Medals & commemorations

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

Life after service

1881 Census

19, Undercliffe, Bradford, Yorkshire.

The 1881 Census shows him as a Draper's Warehouseman, aged 45, born in Kensington, Middlesex, with his wife, Johanna, 46, born in Ireland, and 4 children: 2 boys, the elder, 22, a Police Constable, the other a Warehouse Boy, and the two daughters, both Tailors' Machinists.

Death & burial

Death registered

Philip George Woodman died aged 57 in the Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire registration district in the March Quarter of 1895. [RM]

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