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1639, Private Archibald MOREHAM — 13th Light Dragoons

Added 28.4.11. Minor edits 18.2.14, 5.4.14.

Birth & early life

Born in the parish of St. Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, c.1835.


Enlisted at Glasgow on the 10th of August 1854.

Age: 18 years 10 months.

Height: 5' 6".

Trade: Bell-hanger.

Appearance: Fresh complexion. Brown eyes. Dk. brown hair.


Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 25th of June 1855.

Discharge & pension

Discharged from Cahir on the 15th of November 1855, as:

"Unfit for further service. Frequently in hospital since joining — suffering from some sort of bowel complaint — aggravated by service in the Crimea. Is of a delicate constitution — the result of constitutional weakness. Labours under no specific disease at the moment but is not likely to be permanently effective. Able to earn his own living."

Served 2 years 97 days.

In Turkey and the Crimea: 1 year.

Conduct: "good".

Not in possession of any Good Conduct badges.

Aged 21 years on discharge.

Awarded a pension of 6d. per day for six months.

To live in Edinburgh.


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

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.


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