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1517, Private Thomas MOODY — 13th Light Dragoons

Added 28.4.11. Minor edits 18.2.14, 5.4.14.

Birth & early life

Born in the parish of St. Mary's, Liverpool, c.1825.


Enlisted into the 3rd Light Dragoons at Liverpool on the 19th of December 1843.

Regimental No. 1338.

Age: 18.

Height: 5' 6".

Trade: White-smith.

Appearance: Dark complexion. Hazel eyes. Brown hair.


From Private to Corporal: 1st of March 1848.

Tried by a Regimental Court-martial on the 7th of October 1851 for "absence" and reduced to Pte.

Transferred to the 13th Light Dragoons on the 1st of July 1853.

Private to Corporal: 19th of June 1855.

Corporal to Sergeant: 1st of February 1856.

Transferred to the 3rd Dragoon Guards, as a Sergeant, on the 31st of December 1856. Regimental No. 61.

Sent to the Depot at Maidstone when the regiment went to India in 1857.

Discharge & pension

Discharged from Chatham Invalid Depot on the 1st of June 1858, as:

"Unfit for further service — Tibia and Fibula of right leg were fractured by a kick from a horse when Sergeant Moody was on a watering parade. There is still a discharge from the two orifices, most probably from diseased bone. Sergeant Moody has seen hard service in India and the Crimea which has affected the healing from weakening constitution. He was wounded at Chilianwala."

Conduct: "good".

In possession of two Good Conduct badges when promoted to Sergeant Served 15 years 136 days.

In Turkey and the Crimea: 2 years. India, 10 years.

Aged 33 years 5 months on discharge.

To live at 5, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London.


Documents confirm the award of the Sutlej, Punjab, Crimean and Turkish medals.

Entitled to the Sutlej medal with clasps for Moodkee, Ferozeshuhur and Sobraon.

Punjab medal with clasps for Chilianwala and Goojerat. He was wounded in action at Chilianwala on the 13th of January 1849.

Crimean medal with clasps for Alma, Balaclava, Inkerman and Sebastopol and the Turkish medal.


Life after service

Death & burial

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