Date added: 2 May 2015
Private Thomas Turnham was discharged from the 13th Light Dragoons on the 5th July 1820, aged 41, and received a pension of 1 shilling a week until he died on 30th June 1851. He had served in the 13th Light Dragoons for 22 years. Thomas Turnham's discharge papers show that he became a servant after he left the army.
We have not been able to find out definitely whether Thomas Turnham ever married or had children. However, the census of 1851, shows a Thomas Turnham, a pensioner aged 74, living in Charles St, Westminster with his wife Eliza. This could be our Thomas Turnham - maybe one day we will know for sure!