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1745, Private George HARRIS — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in London.


Enlisted at Maidstone on the 16th of December 1854.

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


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

At Scutari from the 18th of August 1855 and invalided to England on the 23rd of September.

From Private to Corporal, 9th of September 1861.

Corporal to Sergeant, 20th of June 1865.

Re-engaged at York for a further 12 year period of service on the 4th of September 1866.

Sent to the Depot at Canterbury on the 13th of February 1867.

Discharge & pension

Discharged at Leeds on the 9th of February 1872, "With right of registry for a deferred pension of 6d. per day upon reaching the age of 50 years."

Next of kin: Wife, Margaret Harris. Is shown on the Regtl. "Married roll" from the 6th of October 1859.


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


Life after service

Death & burial

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