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1643, Private Henry HALL — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in the parish of St. Nicholas, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, c.1831.


Enlisted at York on the 29th of August 1854.

Age: 23.

Height: 5' 7".

Trade: Blacksmith.


Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 29th of July 1855.

From Private to Corporal: 12th of November 1855.

Reduced to Private by a Regimental Court-martial on the 2nd of January 1856:

"Deserted" from Scutari on the 8th of January 1856.

Rejoined the regiment in England on the 12th of January 1857. and on being tried by Court-martial at Cahir on the 19th of January for "Desertion and losing his necessaries", was sentenced to 112 days' imprisonment with hard labour.

Discharge & pension

Discharged, "as a bad character", from Aldershot on the 12th of June 1864.


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

Lummis and Wynn state: "Name not on medal roll".

Life after service

Death & burial

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