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PUNJAB CAMPAIGN

BATTLE OF CHILLIANWALA - 13th January 1849

Major Daniel Bamfield - 56th Bengal Native Infantry - died of wounds 13th January. Aged 44. Son of Daniel (a merchant of St. Ives, Cornwall). Husband of Christiana Loch.

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Brookes - 24th Foot - killed in action.
Aged 57. Husband of Mary Burdett.
Memorial at St. James Church, Westminster, London -
"Sacred to the memory of Robert Brookes, Lieutenant Colonel in HM 24th Regiment of Foot. Born 21st June 1792. Commenced his military career as an Ensign in the 9th Foot in the year 1811 served in the Peninsular front that period to the end of the war. Subsequently in North America until the termination of the American War; and afterwards with the army of occupation in France and was killed at the head of his regiment at the battle of Chillianwallah on the 13th of Jan. 1849. Most deeply and deservedly lamented by his brother officers and all who knew him. This tablet is erected as a tribute of sincere affection by his widow."

Major Edward Christie - Horse Artillery - died of wounds, 15th January. Aged 42.
Tablet in St. Luke's Church, Jullundur -
"The officers and men of the 3rd Troop 2nd brigade Horse Artillery erect this monument to the memory of their late commanding officer Major Edward Christie and of Corporal Richard Hill. Bombadier Timothy Claxton. Gunner Maurice Higgins. James McCachan. James Foley. William Carvill. George Hailes. their comrades who fell in action during the Punjab Campaign."
(all at Chillianwalla, except Carvill who died of wounds at Gujerat).

Ensign Hector Charles Bartholomew Collis - 24th Foot - killed in action.
Aged 20. Son of Captain Charles Collis (24th Foot - wounded at Talavera).

Lieutenant Augustus John Cureton - 14th Light Dragoons - killed in action.
Aged 20. Son of Brigadier-General Charles Cureton (killed at Ramnagar - 1848).

Captain Charles Ekins - 7th Bengal Light Cavalry - killed in action.
Born Chiddingfold, Surrey, 7 Oct. 1809. Younger son of Rev. Charles Ekins, of Chiddingfold and Mary Ford. Cadet 1825. Arrived in India May 1826. Lt. 1831. Capt. 1841. Served in the Gwalior Campaign 1843 (Gwalior Star and MiD). Punjab Campaign 1849 (medal & clasp). Husband of Julia Maxwell (she died in London 2 July 1882).
Tablet in St. Luke's Church, Jullundur -
"Sacred to the memory of Major Charles Ekins of the 7th Bengal Light Cavalry and Deputy Adjt General of the army, who fell in action at Chilianwallah, on the 13th Jany 1849, aged 39 yrs. cut off by a glorious death in the fullness of his career, whilst in the zealous performance of his duty, he has yet left a bright example in his life, in the high estimation in which he was held by the army to which he belonged, as a gallant soldier, a kind warm hearted friend, and an honourable upright and good man."

Captain Radcliff Haldane - 45th Bengal Native Infantry - died of wounds, 22nd March.
Born 7 April 1808 at Croydon, Surrey. Son of Henry Haldane. Husband of Elizabeth Skinner.
Grave at Lahore Cemetery -
"Sacred to the memory of Capt. R. Haldane 2nd in Command Irregular Cavalry who departed this life the 22nd March 1849. Aetat 42. from the effects of a severe wound, received in the battle of Chillianwalla."

Captain Charles Robinson Harris - 24th Foot - killed in action.
Aged 29. Son of Lieutenant-Colonel John Harris (24th Foot).

Major Henry William Harris - 24th Foot - killed in action.
Aged 34. Husband of Eliza Walker (married in Montreal, Canada).

Captain Charles Lee - 24th Foot - killed in action.
Aged 40.

Lieutenant James Alexander Manson - Royal Artillery - killed in action.
Aged 26. Son of Major-General James Manson (Bengal Army). Born on board HEICS Ship 'Duchess of Athal'.

Lieutenant Henry Torrens Metge - 29th Foot - died of wounds, 18th January.
Aged 23.

Lieutenant Aurelian Money - 25th Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action.
Aged 25. Son of George Money (Barrister, Counsel to the East India Company, Keeper of Records - Supreme Court, Calcutta). Born in Calcutta. Husband of Mary Gee.

Ensign Alphonse Charles de Morel - 30th Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action.
Aged 21.

Lieutenant Orlebar Blestow Payne - 24th Foot - killed in action.
Aged 19.

Ensign Alexander Pennycuick - 24th Foot - killed in action.
Aged 17. Son of the Officer below. Killed while defending his father's body. See below.

Brigadier John Pennycuick, CB, KH - 24th Foot - killed in action.
Aged 57. Father of the above.

Memorial in St. Luke's Church, Cheltenham - "Brigadier-General John Pennycuick, CB, KH, Lieutenant-Colonel of the 24th Regiment, entered the army as an ensign in the 78th Regiment. Fought in 15 general actions and after a service of 43 years fell at the head of his brigade in the battle of Chilianwalla 13th January 1846. Alexander, his son, Ensign in the 24th Regiment, who fell in the same engagement while defending the body of his father, aged 17 years. Sarah Pennycuick, widow, to the memory of her husband and son."

Lieutenant George Phillips - 24th Foot - killed in action.
Aged 25.

Lieutenant William Phillips - 24th Foot - killed in action.
Aged 19.

Brigadier Alexander Pope, CB - 6th Bengal Light Cavalry - died of wounds, 20th April 1849.
Aged 58. Husband of Frances Cracroft. Served at Maharajpore 1843 (star and CB). Received a sabre cut to the head during the battle of Chillianwalla and died at Kasauli.
Grave at Kasauli -
"Sacred to the memory of Alexander Pope, C.B. Lieutenant Colonel of the Bengal Cavalry who died at Kussowlie on the 20th day of April 1849 from the effects of a wound received at the Battle of Chillianwalla."
Tablet in St. Luke's Church, Jullundur - "Sacred to the memory of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Pope, C.B. formerly of the 10th and late of the 6th Regt Light Cavalry, who died at Kussowlee on the 20th April 1849 from the effects of a wound received in the action at Chillianwalla on the 13th January 1849, when in command of the 2nd Brigade of Cavalry aged 58 years. This tablet is erected by the officers of the 10th Regt Lt Cavalry to mark their respect for an esteemed brother officer and gallant soldier."

Ensign Francis Wrightson Robinson - 56th Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action.
Aged 21.

Captain William Hercules Ross - 30th Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action.
Aged 37.

Lieutenant Alexander Maccaughey Shepherd - 6th Bengal Light Cavalry - killed in action.
Aged 22.

Captain John Saunders Shore - 24th Foot - killed in action.
Aged 25.

Lieutenant Augustus Nicholls Thompson - 36th Bengal Native Infantry - died of wounds 14th January. Aged 25.
Grave at Lahore Cemetery -
"Sacred to the memory of Lieutenant Augustus Nicholls Thompson 36th Bengal N.I. who died on the 14th from wounds received in action at Chillianwalla on the 13th January 1849, aged 25 years."
Tablet in St. Luke's Church, Jullundur - "Sacred to the memory of Lieutenant Augustus Nicholls Thompson of the 36th regiment Native Infantry who was wounded in action at Chillianwalla on the 13th January 1849 and died of his wounds the following day. This tablet is erected by his brother officers as a memento of the high esteem and regard in which he was universally held in the Regiment for his many excellent qualities."

Captain Robert William Travers - 24th Foot - killed in action.
Aged 30. Son of Major-General Sir Robert Travers, KCMG, CB.

Lieutenant William Wilder Warde - 56th Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action.
Aged 23. Son of Major William Warde (5th Bengal Light Cavalry). Born in Benares. Husband of Margaret Hodder
.

Lieutenant John Acton Woodgate - 24th Foot - killed in action.
Aged 21. Son of Major John Woodgate.

NATIVE OFFICERS

6th Bengal Light Cavalry :
Jemedar Shiu Dayal Singh Bajpai
Jemedar Rambakhsh Singh

25th Bengal Native Infantry :
Subedar Chattardai Singh
Subedar Jurawan Singh
Subedar Shiu Dayal Singh
Jemadar Tulsi Pande
Jemadar Shaik Dukhi
Jemadar Asadali Khan

30th Bengal Native Infantry :
Jemadar Alladad Khan

36th Bengal Native Infantry :
Subedar Kasiram Singh - Aged 65.
Jemadar Kanhai Tiwari
Jemadar Ghulam Husain Khan - died of wounds, 1st February.

56th Bengal Native Infantry :
Subedar Sewa Upadhya - Aged 70.
Subadar Bahadur Khan
Jemadar Mansa Ram
Jemadar Gayadin

70th Bengal Native Infantry :
Subadar Shaik Subhani
Subedar Shaik Niamat Ali


Heights of Dullah - 16th January 1849

Lieutenant Daniel Christie - 7th Bengal Cavalry - killed in action - 16th January 1849.
Tablet at St. Luke's Church, Jullundur (originally placed at Hoshiarpore) -
"Sacred to the memory of Lieut. Daniel Christie 7th Regt Bengal Cavalry who fell at the age of 24 in the assault on the heights of Dullah on the 16th Jany 1849 pierced to the heart by a matchlock ball as an officer he was of the best and bravest generous intellectual honorable and as friend respected and esteemed by his brother officers this sorrowful tribute is dedicated to his memory."

Lieutenant Joseph Peel - 37th Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action - 16th January 1849.
Tablet at St. Luke's Church, Jullundur (originally placed at Hoshiarpore) -
"In memory of Lieutenenat Joseph Peel of the 37th Bengal Infantry who after serving with distinguished gallantry in the campaigns of the Sutledge and Punjab, fell whilst gallantly leading his men to the assault on the heights of Dullah on the 16th of August 1849 aged 24 years 4 ms. this tomb is erected by his brother officers as a tribute of affectionate respect to his private worth and as a memorial of his gallantry as a soldier he was generous honourable and brave."


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