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Officers Killed - Indian Expeditions 1850-1888


Expedition against the Kohat Pass Afridis - February 1850

Jemadar Dunia Singh - 31st Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action - 11th February 1850

Ensign William Henry Sitwell - 31st Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action - 11th February 1850.
Aged 21. Son of Captain William Sitwell (26th Foot) and Sarah, of Northumberland.

Buried at Kohat -
"Here lies the body of Ensign W. H. Sitwell 31st Nat. Infy. who died on the bed of honor 11th February 1850, aged 21, young, handsome, brave, good, his spirit high and full of hope. life was before him with all its dreams but they vanished at a blow! gloriously charging the enemy sword in hand he fell; and with him havildar Golaub Ditchet, Naick Madho Sing, and sepoys Meerwan Opedia and Deobund Pandy, of the 31st Regt. nat inf. these soldiers refused to quit their wounded leader and all were slain together let their memory be honoured by comrades who saw their deeds, and to their glory raised this tomb, the officers 31st regt."

Captain Francis Grantham - 98th Regiment - died of wounds - 14th March 1851.
Memorial in St. Marys Church, Broughton, Humberside -
"In memory of Francis Grantham, second son of Henry and Elizabeth Grantham, of Storton in this parish of Scawby. Captain in Her Majesty's 98th Regiment, who died at Peshawur in the East Indies, March 14th 1851, of wounds inflicted by 5 Affreedees, aged 30 years."


PERSIA - 1856 - 1857

Lieutenant A.C. Frankland - killed in action - 7th February 1857

Colonel G.G. Malet - 3rd Bombay Cavalry - killed in action at Reshire - 9th December 1856

Brigadier J. Stopford - killed in action at Reshire - 9th December 1856

Lieutenant M.C. Utterson - 2nd Bombay European Light Infantry - wounded at Reshire, 9th December 1856. died of wounds.

Lieutenant W.B. Warren - 2nd Bombay European Light Infantry - wounded at Reshire, 9th December 1856. died of wounds.


Expedition against the Mahsud Waziris - April 1860

Lieutenant John Marriot Aytoun - 94th Foot (attached 2nd Punjab Infantry) - killed in action at Barari Tangi - 4th May 1860.
Aged 21. Buried at Bangiwala Kach, Waziristan.
Memorial in St. Augustine's Church, Kohat -
"Mashood Wuzeerees 1860. Lieut J.M. Aytoun. 2nd Punjab Infantry."


Lieutenant William Henry John Jennings - 2nd Bengal European Cavalry - killed in action at Keira - 7th June 1860.
Memorial at St. Andrews church, Weybread, Suffolk -
"Sacred to the memory of Lieut. William Henry John  Jennings HM 2nd Bengal European Light Cavalry (doing duty with 2nd Regiment Maynes Horse) who was killed in action whilst gallantly leading his men to the charge against a party of Bundlecund rebels at the village of Keira near Goonah, Central India. This monument is erected to his memory by his brother  officers who sincerely lament his loss. Born 3rd May 1838. Died 7th June 1860."


Expedition against the Mohmands - December 1863

Lieutenant St. George Meadows Bishop - 6th Bengal Cavalry - killed in action at Shabkadar - 5th December 1863.
Aged 22. Son of General George Bishop (Bengal Infantry). Born in Darjeeling.
Buried at Peshawar -
"Erected by his brother officers to the memory of Lieut. St. George M. Bishop 6th Bengal Cavalry, killed in action at Shabkadar in an engagement with the hill tribes December 5th 1863, aged 22 years."


UMBEYLA - 1863

Captain Robert Barttelot Aldridge - 71st Highland Light Infantry - killed in action at Umbeyla Pass - 19th November 1863.
Aged 27. Son of Robert Aldridge, of Sussex. Served in the Crimean War.
Buried at Nowshera -
"Sacred to the memory of the undermentioned officers of the 71st Highland Light Infantry who were killed in action with the enemy in the Umbeyla Pass. Captain C.F. Smith 18th Novr. 1860 - Captain R.B. Aldridge 19 Novr 1863 - Ensign C.B. Murray 6th Novr 1863. Erected by the officers, non commissioned officers and privates of the 71st."

Lieutenant George Alexander - 23rd Punjab Native Infantry - killed in action at Umbeyla Pass - 16th December 1863. Aged 27.
Buried at Mardan -
"Sacred to the memory of the undermentioned officers and men who fell in action in the Umbeyla Pass between the 20th October and the 23rd December 1863. Lieut Gillies Roy Art. Major Harding 2nd Sikhs. Lieut Davidson 1st P. Infy. Lieut Chapman, Lieut Saunderson, Asst Surgn Pile, 101st R.B.Frs. Lieut. Alexander, 23rd Muzbee Pioneers... "

Lieutenant Henry Howard Chapman - 101st Royal Bengal Fusiliers - killed in action at Umbeyla Pass - 18th November 1863.
Aged 25. Son of Henry Chapman, of Essex. Hacked' to death while attending to the wounded Captain Smith (71st Foot).
Buried at Mardan -
"Sacred to the memory of Henry Howard Chapman Lieutenant and Adjutant H.M. 101st Royal Bengal Fusiliers, and formerly of the 6th Bengal European Infantry, who fell in action at the Umbeyla Pass 18th November 1863, aged 25 years. He lost his life in the gallant discharge of his duty and in a noble and unselfish endeavor ro render help to a wounded brother Officer."

Lieutenant Robert Clifford - 3rd Punjab Infantry - killed in action at Umbeyla Pass - 26th October 1863.
Aged 27.
Buried at Peshawar -
"Sacred to the memory of Lieutenant Robert Clifford Adjutant 1st Punjab Cavalry who served as a volunteer with the 3rd Punjab Infantry in the Eusofzaie campaign of 1863 and died on the field of battle 26th October 1863. Brave honest and true hearted his comrades mourn his loss."

Lieutenant John Paton Davidson - 1st Punjab Infantry - killed in action at Umbeyla Pass - 13th November 1863. Aged 28.
Buried at Mardan -
"Sacred to the memory of John Paton Davidson, Captain in the Bengal Staff Corps and 2nd in Command 1st Punjab Infantry, aged 28 years, who nobly fell in the defence of his post, the Crag picket, at the Umbeyla Pass, on the 13th Nov. 1864, when his courage and gallant bearing called forth the admiration of the enemy. His comrades on the frontier erect this Tablet."

Lieutenant Thomas Ballard Dougall - 79th Foot (attached 71st Foot) - killed in action at Umbeyla Pass - 6th November 1863.
Aged 31. Son of John Dougal, of Mid-Lothian. Buried at Murree -
"Sacred to the memory of Lieut. Thomas Ballard Dougall, of H.M.'s 79th Cameron Highlanders, who was killed in action with the hill tribes at Umbeyla Pass on the 6th Nov. 1863. aged 31 years & 4 months."

Lieutenant William Adam Beaver Gillies - Hazara Mountain Battery - killed in action at Umbeyla Pass - 22nd October 1863. Aged 24. Husband of Jane Hudson. Buried at Mardan - "In memory of William Adam Beaver Gillies Lieut. Royal Artillery who was killed in a night attack at the Umbeyla Pass. Aged 24 years."

Lieutenant T.S. Gore-Jones - 79th Foot (attached 71st Foot) - killed in action at Umbeyla Pass - 18th November 1863

Major George Whittal Harding - 2nd Sikh Infantry - killed in action at Umbeyla Pass - 6th November 1863. Aged 28.
Buried at Mardan -
"Sacred to the memory of George Whittal Harding, Major in the Bombay Staff Corps, Commandant of the 2nd Sikh Infantry. killed in action at Umbeyla Pass, on the 6th November 1863."

Subadar Rahim Khan - 1st Punjab Infantry - killed in action at Umbeyla Pass - 13th November 1863

Lieutenant W.F. Mosley - 14th Punjab Infantry - killed in action at Umbeyla Pass - 18th November 1863

Ensign Charles Balfour Murray - 71st Highland Light Infantry - killed in action at Umbeyla Pass - 6th November 1863. Aged 23.
Buried at Nowshera -
"Sacred to the memory of the undermentioned officers of the 71st Highland Light Infantry who were killed in action with the enemy in the Umbeyla Pass. Captain C.F. Smith 18th Novr. 1860 - Captain R.B. Aldridge 19 Novr 1863 - Ensign C.B. Murray 6th Novr 1863. Erected by the officers, non commissioned officers and privates of the 71st."

Lieutenant James Stuart Oliphant - 5th Gurkhas - wounded at Umbeyla Pass, 6th November 1863. Died 24th November. Aged 26.
Memorial in St. Luke's Church, Abbottabad -
"Sacred to the memory of James Stuart Oliphant, Lieut. and Adjt. 5th Goorkha Regt. Eldest son of Robert Oliphant Esqr. of Rossie, Perthshire, Scotland. Died November 24th 1864, on board the 'Simla' off Aden, on his passage home from the effects of a wound received in action in the Umbeyla Pass, November 6th 1863, aged 26."

Assistant-Surgeon William Pile - 101st Royal Bengal Fusiliers - killed in action at Umbeyla Pass - 20th November 1863. Aged 24.
Buried at Mardan -
"Sacred to the memory of the undermentioned officers and men who fell in action in the Umbeyla Pass between the 20th October and the 23rd December 1863. Lieut Gillies Roy Art. Major Harding 2nd Sikhs. Lieut Davidson 1st P. Infy. Lieut Chapman, Lieut Saunderson, Asst Surgn Pile, 101st R.B.Frs. Lieut. Alexander, 23rd Muzbee Pioneers... "

Lieutenant George Mitchell Richmond - 20th Bengal Native Infantry - wounded at Umbeyla Pass, 26th October 1863. Died 27th October. Aged 23.
Buried at Peshawar -
"Sacred to the memory of George Mitchell Richmond Lieut. late 54th Regt. N.I., 20th Punjab Infy. aged 23ys 11ms who died on the 27th Oct. 1863 of a wound received on the previous day in the defence of the Eagles Nest Picket at Umbeyla Pass. A brave and good soldier and a true Christian."

Ensign Algernon Robert Sanderson - 101st Royal Bengal Fusiliers - killed in action at Umbeyla Pass - 20th November 1863. Aged 19.
Buried at Mardan -
"Sacred to the memory of the undermentioned officers and men who fell in action in the Umbeyla Pass between the 20th October and the 23rd December 1863. Lieut Gillies Roy Art. Major Harding 2nd Sikhs. Lieut Davidson 1st P. Infy. Lieut Chapman, Lieut Sanderson, Asst Surgn Pile, 101st R.B.Frs. Lieut. Alexander, 23rd Muzbee Pioneers.... "

Captain Charles Francis Smith - 71st Highland Light Infantry - killed in action at Umbeyla Pass ('Hacked' to death) - 18th November 1863. Aged 35.
Buried at Nowshera -
"Sacred to the memory of the undermentioned officers of the 71st Highland Light Infantry who were killed in action with the enemy in the Umbeyla Pass. Captain C.F. Smith 18th Novr. 1860 - Captain R.B. Aldridge 19 Novr 1863 - Ensign C.B. Murray 6th Novr 1863. Erected by the officers, non commissioned officers and privates of the 71st."


BHOOTAN - 1864 - 1866

Memorial in St. Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta - "To the memory of Major F.C. Griffin R.A. Major W.T. Garstin 11th N.I.
Major R.G. Mayne 43rd N.I. Major A. Cumine 1st G.R. Lieutenant E.A. Anderson R.A. Lieutenant E. Waller R.A.
Lieutenant K.W.S.M. Cameron R.A. Lieutenant J.N. Urquhart R.E. Lieutenant A.J.W. Cumming R.E. Lieutenant C.G. Millet 11th N.I. Lieutenant J.E. Kennedy 11th N.I. Lieutenant T.R. Taylor 11th N.I. Lieutenant E. Knatchbull 11th N.I. Lieutenant F.T. Ripley 29th N.I. Asst Surgeon M.J.S. Perreau Bengal Est. All of whom fell in the campaign in Bhotan. This tablet is erected by thier comrades in the late Bhotan Field Force."

Lieutenant E.A. Anderson - Royal Artillery - killed by a powder cask explosion at Ambiokh - 6th December 1864

Lieutenant K.W.S. Cameron - Royal Artillery - killed in action at Chumarchi - January 1865

Captain F.C. Griffin - Royal Artillery - killed by a powder cask explosion at Ambiokh - 6th December 1864

Lieutenant C.G. Millet - Royal Artillery - killed in action at Chumarchi - January 1865

Major J.W. Sanders - 3rd Gurkhas - killed in action at Buxa - December 1864

Lieutenant J.H. Urquhart - Royal Engineers - killed in action at Dewangiri - 30th January 1865

Lieutenant W.H. Waller - Royal Artillery - killed by a powder cask explosion at Ambiokh - 6th December 1864


Captain Arthur Upton Fox Ruxton - 3rd Punjab Infantry - killed in the Ublan Pass - 11th March 1868
Born 17th March 1832 in Ireland.
Memorial in St. Augustine's Church, Kohat -
"Sacred to the memory of Captain A.W.F. Ruxton, Commandant 3rd Punjab Infantry killed in action whilst gallantly leading his regiment against the Bazoties in the Ooblan pass on the 11th March 1868 aged 35 years 9 months. This tablet is erected by his brother officers in the Punjab Frontier Force as a token of their regard and esteem."


Major Legh Richmond Battye - 1/5th Gurkha Rifles - killed on the Black Mountain - 18th June 1888 
Memorial in St. Leonard's Church, Chelsea, London-
"Major Legh Richmond Battye, 2nd in command 1st Bn 5th Goorkhas aged 43 who was killed on the Black Mountain on 18 June 1888 whilst gallantly endeavouring to save the life of a wounded Havildar. This tablet was erected by the officers of the 5th Goorkhas in remembrance of a comrade whose noble life won the love and esteem of all who knew him."


Hazara 1888

Colonel Arthur Chichester William Crookshank, CB - 34th Pioneers - died of wounds - 24th October 1888
Son of Captain Blackman Chichester Graham Crookshank (51st Foot). Born in Tasmania 26th August 1841. Educated in France. Served Jowaki 1877 (medal and bar), Afghan 1879 (medal). CB 1887. Wounded 5th November 1888 during a patrol from Kotkai (gunshot to left leg). The leg was amputated and he died at Haripur, 24th October 1888.
Memorial in Christ Church, Simla -
"In memory of Col. A.C.W. Crookshank C.B. Commandant 34th Pioneers who died on the 24th October 1888 from the effects of a wound received in action during the Hazara Expedition. This tablet is erected by his brother officers."


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