CORNELIUS JAMES CARTER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
SURNAME:Carter
FORENAMES:Cornelius James
BORN:c1832/33
AT:London
OCCUPATION[S]:Herald Painter
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1st REGIMENT NO:1511
2nd REGIMENT NO:1708
ENLISTED:13 10 1851 Hampton Court HQ aged 19 years 1 month
06 01 1855 Brighton HQ aged 22 years
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HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:5' 8¼" [1851]
5' 11" [1855]
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RANK:1851: Private
1853: Private
1855: Private, Corporal
1856: Corporal, Private
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COURT MARTIALS:Court martial at Brighton for being absent and disobeying command.
Tried on 09 09 1856 and sentenced to 84 days HL and reduction
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EMBARKATIONS:05 04 1855 England
12 12 1855 To England [from Crimea]
DISEMBARKATIONS:05 04 1855 [Crimea]
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PLACED ON DISCHARGE LIST:24 01 1853
DISCHARGED BY PURCHASE:14 02 1853 Ipswich £30
DISCHARGED ON REDUCTION:24 11 1856 Brighton
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TNA SOURCES:WO/12/657
WO/12/659-661
WO/86/8
WO/27/428
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OTHER SOURCES: Sydney Morning Herald 21 05 1855
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Monday 21 May 1855
RECRUITING
The depôts of the 4th Light Dragoons and the 17th Lancers are still in Brighton, and continue to receive recruits daily. As many as ten men each day present themselves, and if they are found fit for service they are eagerly taken. Men are daily being attested before the magistrates. One young man, who formerly belonged to the 4th Light Dragoons, but had purchased his discharge about a year and a half ago, has again enlisted in the same regiment. He is a herald painter, and, in reply to a question put to him, said he could earn a good living by following his profession, but he was anxious to "have a slap at the Russians." There is an unmistakable ardour in the young men who enter the service; and many of them request that they may be sent out early to fight for their country.



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