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    Default Enlistment Ages of Soldiers and Officers

    Hi can anyone tell me what the enlistment age range was for soldiers and officers during the Crimean war?

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    My relative was 18 when he enlisted in 1853. His father co-signed the enlistment papers, though.

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    You could get 12 year old boy drummers. However I think they didn't attest until they reached age 18.

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    Hansard - Feb 1856
    https://hansard.millbanksystems.com/c...8560222_HOC_89

    Tab down to (or screen search) "AGES OF THE ARMY"
    "dyfal donc a dyr y garreg"

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    My relative was 16 when he enlisted in the Royal Artillery a bit beforehand, but his father co-signed his enlistment papers.

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    Sorry, made a typo. He was 16, not 18.
    Last edited by IceTater; 30-04-2018 at 8:56 PM. Reason: Typo

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