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1821, Private Edward TURPIN - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in London.


Enlisted at London on the 13th of March 1855.

Age: 19

Height, 5' 5".

Trade: Labourer.

Embarked for the Crimea on the 4th of September 1855 and at Balaclava from the 29th.

Can find no further trace to March of 1867.

Further information

1881 Census

16 Lucy Street, Battersea, London.

An "Edward Turpin", aged 45, a Plasterer, born in Chelsea, London, was living with his wife, Mary, aged 49, born at Chevely, Cambridgeshire, and two children - a boy and a girl, both of school age.

Also a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Webb, born at Chevely.

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