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1826, Private William Auteraine RASHLEY - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in the parish of St. Paul's, London.


Enlisted at London on the 30th of January 1855.

Age: 24.

Height: 5' 6".

Trade: Draper.

Appearance: Fair complexion. Grey eyes. Lt. brown hair.


Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 7th of July 1855.

Transferred to the 3rd Dragoon Guards on the 31st of August 1856. Regimental No. 74.

Discharge & pension

Discharged from Chatham Invalid Depot on the 21st of May 1861, as:

"Unfit for further service. This soldier was invalided from India with disease of the spleen and since he joined the Depot has had numerous epileptic fits, which he states are hereditary. He has been seen in a fit by the Medical officer at the Depot. Not aggravated by vice or mis-conduct."

Served 6 years 77 days.

In Turkey and the Crimea 10 months.

In India, 1 year 2 months.

Conduct: "good". Never tried by Court-martial.

Aged 30 years 3 months on discharge.

Medals & commemorations

Documents confirm the award of the Crimean medal, with clasp for Sebastopol (and the "Turkish medal is claimed by him").

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

"Fresh medal" granted on the 14th of August 1856.

Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.

Life after service

Death & burial

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