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1585, Private Charles MALTBY — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born at Whitchurch, Salop, c.1835.


Enlisted on the 2nd of May 1854.

Age: 19.

Height: 5' 7".

Trade: Labourer.


Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 8th of May 1855.

Sent to Scutari on the 14th of September 1855.

From Private to Corporal, 26th of October 1855.

Rejoined the regiment on the 31st of October 1855.

He is shown on a nominal roll of officers and men of the regiment at the Cavalry Depot, Scutari, made out on the 9th of November 1855, as being In Hospital there from the 4th of November.

Corporal to Sergeant, 19th of June 1861.

Discharge & pension

Discharged "by purchase", from Hounslow on the 4th of August 1865. Payment of £10.

Served 11 years 3 months.

Conduct: "very good". Equal to two Good Conduct badges.


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

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.


Life after service

1881 Census

4 Colls Road, Camberwell, Surrey

The 1881 Census returns show a man of this name, aged 41 (which implies, if true, that he lied about his age on enlistment), a "Clerk Carrier", born Whitchurch, Shropshire, married to Elizabeth, 28. A Boarder, William, Craig is also shown. [RM]

Death & burial

The death of a man of his name and age is registered in the GRO records as having died in the Wandsworth district in the December Quarter of 1883.

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