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1387, Private Peter WYNNE - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in Armagh, Ireland.

Educated at the Royal Hibernian School, Dublin, his father, also Peter, having served in the 88th Foot.

"He being undersized and the Reduction of the Establishment of the Regiment. Also from the marks of several wounds (eight in fact) of the left shoulder received at Orthes."


Enlisted at Dublin on the 12th of April 1851.

Age: 14.

Height: 4' 9".

Trade: None.

Appearance: Fresh complexion. Grey eyes. Brown hair.


Attained the age of 15 years and on to "Man's Pay" from the 11th of December 1849.

Attached to the 15th Hussars 1st of June - 1st of October 1859.

Discharge & pension

Discharged, "invalided", from Kilmainham on the 29th of December 1859:

"Discharged from the service by reason of impaired mental functions from a fracture of the skull - the result of a fall down-stairs when drunk, at Island Bridge Barrack. Not on duty at the time."

Served 10 years 8 months - of which 3 years 8 months were under age.

In Turkey and the Crimea: 2 years.

Conduct and character: "good".

In possession of two Good Conduct badges.

Aged 24 years on discharge.

To live in Dublin.

Granted a pension of 6d. per day for a period of two years, but was awarded a further extension of his pension from the 21st of January 1862, "in consideration of his service and good conduct in the Crimea."

Medals & commemorations

Documents confirm the award of the Crimean medal and clasps.

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

A "Fresh medal" was granted on the 14th of August 1856.

Life after service

Death & burial

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