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1439, Private John RENNIE - 13th Light Dragoons

Birth & early life

Born in the parish of St. Peter's, Sheffield.


Enlisted at London on the 28th of March 1851.

Age: 19.

Height: 5' 7".

Trade: Printer.


Sent to Scutari on the 27th of October 1854 and rejoined the regiment on the 15th of January 1855.

From Private to Corporal: 26th of January 1858.

Discharged "by purchase" from Edinburgh on the 29th of February 1860. Payment of £20.

Served 8 years 338 days.

Conduct: "good."

In possession of one Good Conduct badge.

Medals & commemorations

Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasps for Alma and Sebastopol, and the Turkish medal.

Life after service

Death & burial

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