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1443, Private William Henry DAWSON - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born c.1832.


Enlisted at London on the 15th of April 1851.

Age: 19.

Height: 5' 8".

Trade: None shown.


Sent to the Depot at Birmingham on the 1st of April 1854.

Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 13th of August 1855.

Transferred to the 17th Lancers on the 10th of September 1857. Regimental No. 85.

Embarked for India from Cork aboard the S.S. "Great Britain" on the 8th of October 1857.


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

The muster rolls for July-September 1858 show no actual service movements shown.

Can find no trace on the Mutiny medal roll.


Life after service

Death & burial

Died at Mhow, India, on the 12th of November 1858.

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