Charles THYER - 1632, 13th Light Dragoons
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1632, Private Charles THYER - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born at Bath.

1841 Census

Kingsmead Street, Walcot, Bath.

Charles Thyer, 7, born Walcot, Bath, is shown with four siblings (aged 6 months to 9 years) born to John Thyer, 40, and his wife Mary, 35.

1851 Census

9 Norfolk Crescent, Walcot, Bath.

Mary Ann Thyer, widow, Annuitant, and three children are shown: Charles 16 (Apprentice Tailor, born Bath), James 14, and Susan 12.


Enlisted at London on the 13th of July 1854.

Age: 17.

Height: 5' 8".

Trade: Tailor.


Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 21st of May 1855.

Invalided to England on the 4th of February 1856.

Discharge & pension

Discharged from Cahir on the 13th of December 1856 as "Invalided, and on the Reduction of the Regiment."

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

To live in Bath after discharge.

Medals & commemorations

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

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Life after service

1861 Census

In 1861, Emma Clapp was a Lady's Maid at Hampton Hall in Bathampton, Somerset.

Marriage registered

Charles Thyer married Emma Clapp, December Quarter 1863, Portsea.

1871 Census

Military Arms, 27 Union Street, Bath.

Charles Thyer, 34, Beer Retailer & Eating House, born Bath.

Emma, 35, born Awliscombe.

Susan J., 6, born Portsea.

Also two visitors and a Servant.

1881 Census

Weymouth Arms, 6 Burlington Place, Walcot, Somerset.

Charles Thyer, aged 45, Licensed Victualler, born at Bath, Somerset.

His wife, Emma, aged 45, born at Awliscombe, Devon.

Three children are shown: the eldest at 16 is a Barmaid.

Also his mother, Mary Ann Thyer, aged 71, born at Chardstoke [Chardstock], Devon.

1901 Census

3, Woolton Gardens, Bournemouth.

Charles Thyer [son], 29, boarder, Heraldic Engraver, born Bath.

Death registered

Emma Thyer, 76, March Quarter 1910, Bath.

Death & burial

Charles Thyer, aged 63, in the March Quarter of 1899, Bath.

References & acknowledgements

Registration of marriage and death, and Census information for 1841, 1851, 1871 & 1901, kindly provided by Chris Poole.

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