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1068, Private William MARTIN — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born at Canterbury, Kent.


Enlisted at London on the 4th of November 1840.

No other enlistment details are shown.


Wounded and taken prisoner of war at Balaclava, 25th October 1854.

"Horse Guards,

30th of June 1855.

Sir, — I am directed by the General Commanding-in-Chief to acquaint you with reference to a communication from the Military Secretary dated the 16th inst. that two cavalry soldiers herein referred to as prisoners released by the Russians in consequence of being disabled by wounds from further service have stated that they left Private William Martin of the Corps under your command a prisoner at Simpheropol.

I am, etc. etc.,

J.E. Addison, AAG.

Officer Commanding 13th Light Dragoons, Crimea."

See the records of 1550 John Boxall, 4th Light Dragoons, and 1061 Matthew Keating of the 11th Hussars.


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


Life after service

Death & burial

He is believed to have died while in captivity. The muster roll only states, "Dead".

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