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1868, Private John JOHNSON — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born at Edgbaston, Birmingham.


Enlisted at Birmingham on the 19th of February 1855.

Trade: Labourer.

No other enlistment details are shown.


Transferred to the 17th Lancers on the 1st of September 1857.

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

Served at Rajghur with Captain William Gordon.

Sick, and en route for Bombay on the 31st of March 1863, but he did not embark for England until the 2nd of January 1864.

Discharge & pension

Discharged, "Invalided", from Brighton on the 2nd of May 1864.


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

Mutiny medal without clasp.

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.


Life after service

To live at Birmingham after discharge.

Death & burial

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