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1256, Private Bartholomew HYNES — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born c.1829.


Enlisted at Newbridge on the 1st of June 1847.

Age: 18.

Height: 5' 6".

Trade: None shown.


At the School of Musketry, Hythe: 28th of June — 2nd of September 1866.

Sent to the Depot at York on the 11th of September 1866.

Next of kin: Wife, Ann Hynes. (He had sent her money from the Crimea when she was living in Baklinalee, Ireland.) Shown on the Regtl. "Married roll" from the 5th of May 1848 and they had five children by August 1867.


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.

He was awarded the Long Service & Good Conduct medal with a gratuity of £5 on the 5th of October 1867.

Further detailed medal information archived.


Life after service

1871 Census

Perth Barracks, Perthshire.

Bartholomew Hynes, 44, Soldier, born Galway, Ireland.

Ann Hynes, 40, born Langford, Ireland.

Six children shown: 7-18 years.

Death & burial

Died at Colchester on the 16th of September 1873.

He was buried in Colchester Borough Cemetery on the 19th of September 1873, the Cemetery records stating that he was brought from Camp St. Botolph, was 45 years of age, a Roman Catholic by religion and was interred in an unpurchased grave, No. A-16-64. No headstone was erected.

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