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1670, Private John JOY — 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in the parish of St. Pancras, London, c.1836.


Enlisted at London on the 6th of November 1854.

Age: 18.

Height: 5' 5".

Trade: Butcher.

Features: Fair complexion. Grey eyes. Brown hair.


Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 1st of August 1855.

Transferred to the 2nd Battalion of the Military Train at Cahir on the 31st of October 1856, Regtl. No. 960.

(Another source states that he first went to the Depot and then to the 2nd Battalion on the 9th of April 1857.)

From Private to Corporal, 1st of October 1858.

Transferred to the 17th Lancers in India on the 1st of November 1859. Regtl. No. 553.

Served with the force under the command of H.E. the Commander-in-Chief at Lucknow and with that under Sir James Outram at Alum Bagh.

Joined the Depot at Maidstone on the 3rd of September, and discharged, "invalided", on the 13th of September 1863.

Sick at Maselepatan during February — March of 1862.

Sick at Poonamalee from December 1861 and invalided to England on the 3rd of March 1863.

Discharge & pension

He was granted a pension of 7d. per day.


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

Mutiny medal with clasps for Lucknow and the Relief of Lucknow.

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.


Life after service

Death & burial

Died in the West London Pension District on the 8th of May 1864.

The death of a man of this name was registered in the GRO records at Marylebone, London, during the April-June quarter of 1864. Age at death is not shown.

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