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SUTLEJ CAMPAIGN


BATTLE OF FEROZSHAH - 21st-22nd December 1845

Ensign George Andrew Armstrong - 2nd Bengal Native Infantry (Grenadiers) - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 20.

Grave at Ferozepore - "Sacred to the memory of Captain T.W. Bolton and Ensign G.A. Armstrong of the 2nd Regiment Grenadiers. The former died on the 7th January 1846 from the effects of wounds received at Ferozeshuhur on the 21st December 1845 and the latter killed in the action of Ferozeshuhuron the 21st December 1845. Deeply regretted by their brother officers."

Major George Baldwin - 31st Foot - died of wounds, 30th December.
Aged 53.

Lieutenant William Bernard - 31st Foot - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 21.

Captain Abel William Dottin Best - 80th Foot - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 26. Son of John Rycroft Best and Catherine Henriette Best (daughter of Richard, Count de Vins). She died in Cheltenham, 1855.
Memorial at St. Peter's Church, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Glos. -
"In memory of her youngest son our dear brother Abel William Dottin Best. Captain in Her Majesty's 80th Regt. who fell at the Battle of Ferozeshah on the night of December 21st 1845."

Captain Thomas William Bolton - 2nd Bengal Native Infantry (Grenadiers) - died of wounds, 7th January 1846.
Aged 42.

Grave at Ferozepore - "Sacred to the memory of Captain T.W. Bolton and Ensign G.A. Armstrong of the 2nd Regiment Grenadiers. The former died on the 7th January 1846 from the effects of wounds received at Ferozeshuhur on the 21st December 1845 and the latter killed in the action of Ferozeshuhuron the 21st December 1845. Deeply regretted by their brother officers."

Captain Thomas Box - 1st Bengal European Light Infantry - killed in action - 21st December.

Major George Broadfoot, CB - 34th Madras Native Infantry - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 38. Son of Rev. William Broadfoot. Born in Kirkwall, the Orkney Islands. Both his brothers were also killed in India.

Grave at Ferozepore - "Major George Broadfoot, CB Madras Army, Governor-Genl's Agent N.W. Frontier. the foremost man in India, and an honor to Scotland. He fell at Ferozeshuhur Decr 23rd 1845, aged 38 years. Erected by his oldest friend and comrade Captain Colin Mackenzie Madras Army."
Memorial in St. Andrew's Church, Ferozepore - "To the memory of Major George Broadfoot CB XXXIV Regt of Madras Lt. Infy who fell gloriously at the battle of Feroz-sha-hur in the XXXVIIIth year of his age the last of three brothers who died on the battle fields of Asia. Political Agent for the affairs of the Punjab acting ADC to the Govr Genl in the Battle 'second to none in all the great qualities of an accomplished officer."

Cornet George Hamilton Wyndham Knight-Bruce - 16th Light Dragoons (attached 3rd Light Dragoons) - killed in action - 21st December. Aged 19. Son of Sir James Knight-Bruce, of Surrey (Vice-Chancellor of England and First Lord Chief Justice).

Lieutenant-Colonel Louis Bruce - 12th Bengal Native Infantry - died of wounds, 31st December 1845.
Aged 53.

Grave at Ferozepore - "Sacred to the memory of Lieut. Colonel Louis Bruce who died 31st December 1845 at Ferozepoor from the effects of a wound received at the battle of Ferozeshah on the 21st Decr 1845 whilst gallantly leading the 12th Regt Bengal N.I. Aged 53 years."

Captain Charles James Francis Burnett - 2nd Bengal European Regiment - died of wounds, 30th April 1846.
Aged 40.

Lieutenant John Hamilton Burnett - 16th Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 35. Son of James Burnett, of Peebles.

Lieutenant George Charles Glossop Bythesea - 80th Foot - killed in action - 22nd December.
Aged 36. Son of Rev. George Bythesea, of Somerset. Brother of Rear-Admiral John Bythesea, V.C. (Royal Navy).
Memorial at St. Peters Church, Freshford, Somerset -
"In memory of George Charles Glossop Bythesea HM 80 Reg killed in action at Ferozeshah 1845. Henry Francis Bythesea Maj-Gen. HM 1 Royals died 1895. Samuel Francis Glossop Bythesea, KT of St. John of Jerusalem HM 31 Reg died 1904. Edwin Bythesea HM 13 LI died 1850. John Bythesea VC CB CIE Admiral won the VC in the Baltic died 1906. The 5 sons of the Reverend George Bythesea, Rector and Patron of Freshford Church, Somerset."

Captain Charles Clark - 1st Bengal European Light Infantry - died of wounds, 13th October 1846.
Aged 38.

Captain George Herbert Clarke - 62nd Foot - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 36. Husband of Winifred Bird.

Captain John Edward Codd - 3rd Light Dragoons - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 37. Son of the late Major Codd, of Kensington. Husband of Cornelia Holst.

Lieutenant George Alfred Croly - 26th Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 23.

Captain James Dunne - 9th Foot - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 33.

Lieutenant Augustus Coverdale Eatwell - 26th Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 23.

Captain John Francis Egerton - Bengal Foot Artillery - died of wounds, 23rd January 1846.
Aged 36. Son of Rev. Sir Philip Egerton, of Chester.
Grave at Ferozepore -
"Sacred to the memory of John Francis Egerton late Capt of the Bengal Artillery and Depy Asst Qr Master General of the Army who died at Ferozepore on the 23rd January 1846 from wounds received at the Battle of Ferozeshah on the 22nd December 1845. He was universally respected by all who knew him."

Lieutenant Henry Ellis - 3rd Light Dragoons - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 20.

Captain John Frederick Field - 9th Foot - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 36.

Captain Simon Fraser - 80th Foot - died of wounds, 24th December 1845.
Aged 53.

Lieutenant Mathew Deane Freeman - 80th Foot - died of wounds, 8th October 1846.
Aged 24. Son of Joseph Freeman, of Co. Cork.

Captain John Griffin - 24th Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 47. Husband of Elizabeth Durie.

Tablet in St. John's Church, Calcutta - "Sacred to the memory of Captain and Brevet Major John Griffin, of the 24th Regiment Bengal Native Infantry, who fell in the action fought between the British troops and Seikhs at Ferozeshah on the 21st December 1845, aged 47 years. This tablet is erected by his brother officers as a mark of their admiration of his character as a soldier and as a token of their affection for him as a friend."

Lieutenant Robert Atkins Gubbins - 62nd Foot - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 29. Son of Rev. Henry Gubbins, of Co. Limmerick.

Lieutenant James Colebrooke Harvey - 39th Foot - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 24. Son of William Harvey, of Co. Wexford. (Lieut. William Harvey, Royal Artillery, lost an arm at Waterloo).
Memorial at St. Marys Church, Merton, London -
"Lieut. James Colebrooke Harvey, HM 39th Regiment and Aid de Camp to Major General Sir John Littler, KCB, who was killed at the Battle of Ferozeshah on 21st December 1845 in the 24th year of his age."

Captain William Burvill Holmes - 12th Bengal Native Infantry - died of wounds, 23rd February 1846.
Aged 41.

Grave at Ferozepore - "Sacred to the memory of Capn William Burvill Holmes, who died on the 23rd February 1846, from a wound received on the 21st December 1845 at the battle of Ferozeshah, aged 41 years."

Lieutenant William Hore - 18th Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 36. Son of Major William Hore (67th Foot). B orn in Dinapore.

Grave at Ferozepore - "Sacred to the memory of Captain William Hore of the 18th Regiment N.I. Assistant Secretary to the Government of India, Military Department, who fell in action at Ferozeshuhur, on the 21st December 1845, while in attendance on the Right Honble the Governor-General of India. Aged 36 years."
Memorial in St. Andrew's Church, Ferozepore - "To the memory of Capt William Hore xviiithe Bengal Natve Infy acting ADC to the Govr Genl a very meritorious officer."

Major Lawrence Nilson Hull - 16th Bengal Native Infantry - died of wounds, 23rd December.
Aged 47.

Captain Robert Mackellar Hunter - 73rd Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 38. Son of General Sir Martin Hunter, CMG, GCH.

Lieutenant Michael Kelly - 62nd Foot - killed in action - 21st December.

Lieutenant Bernard Kendall - 1st Bengal European Light Infantry - died of wounds, 6th February 1846.
Aged 34.

Lieutenant Peter Colnett Lambert - 3rd Troop, 3rd Brigade, Bengal Horse Artillery - killed in action - 22nd December.
Aged 25. Third son of William Lambert (Bengal Civil Service). Born in Cape Colony, South Africa.

Grave at Misriwala - "Sacred to the memory of Lt Peter Colnett Lambert 3rd Troop 3rd Brigade Horse Artillery who fell in action at Ferozeshah on the 22nd Decm 1845."
Memorial in St. Stephen's Church, Dum Dum - "Sacred to the memory of Lieut. P.C. Lambert 3d Troop 3d Brigade Bengal Horse Artillery who fell in action at Ferozeshuhur on the 22d Dec. 1845 in the 25th year of his age. This tablet is erected in testimony of his worth and goodness by his friend and companion in arms, Lieut.-Col. Huthwaite."

Captain John Owen Lucas - 29th Foot - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 31. Son of Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Lucas (6th West India Regiment and York Rangers), of Co. Monaghan.

Lieutenant William M'Nair - 62nd Foot - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 26. Only son of the late Lieut-General John M'Nair, CB.

Captain George Molle - 9th Foot - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 26. Son of Colonel George Molle (46th Foot).

Ensign Philip Moxon - 1st Bengal European Light Infantry - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 19. Third son of Thomas Moxon, of Leyton, Essex.

Lieutenant Peter Nicolson - 28th Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 37. Husband of Mary Mitchell.

Grave at Ferozepore - "Sacred to the memory of Lieutenant and Brevet Captain Peter Nicolson 28th Regiment Bl N.I. who after serving the Government of India most nobly and honorably during Peace in Military and Civil employment in different parts of India; and during War in the campaign against the Coles, Anno Domini 1832 and in the Afghanistan War fell mortally wounded in the day of victory, while actively discharging a soldiers duty (although at the time in Political employment) at the battle of Ferozeshuhur, against the Sikh army on the 21st December AD 1845 Aged 37 years. This tomb is erected to his memory by his brother officers and his immediate friends, as a tribute of their love and admiration for one who uniting the warmest feelings of the heart with a powerful judgement and great strength of mind, has endeared his character in their remembrance."

Lieutenant John Lucus Romulus Pollard - 31st Foot - died of wounds, 24th December.
Aged 22. Son of William Pollard, of Westmeath.

Captain Rinaldo Scheberras - 80th Foot - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 36.

Lieutenant Thomas Knox Scott - 62nd Foot - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 27.

Lieutenant Francis Sievwright - 9th Foot - died of wounds, 3rd January 1846.
Aged 21. Son of Assistant-Surgeon Francis Sievwright (59th Foot).

Lieutenant Alfred Angelo Simmons - 29th Foot - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 23.
Memorial at St. Johns Church, Churchill, Avon - 'Alfred Angelo Simmons, Lieutenant HM 29th Regt. killed at Ferozeshah, 21 dec. 1845. Aged 23.'

Lieutenant George Simms - 62nd Foot - killed in action - 21st December.

Aged 35.

Major Arthur William FitzRoy Somerset - Grenadier Guards (Military-Secretary to the Governor-General. Second-in-Command of the Army of the Sutlej) - died of wounds - 28th December 1845.
Aged 29. Son of Lord FitzRoy Somerset. Husband of Emilie Louise (daughter of Baron de Baumbach of Hesse). Memorial in the Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks -
'Sacred to the memory of Brevet-Major Arthur William Fitzroy Somerset, Eldest son of Lieut-General Lord Fitzroy Somerset, KCB; Lieutenant and Captain in the Grenadier Guards, and Military Secretary to the Governor-General of India; who died of his wounds at Ferozepore, on the 28th December 1845, in the 30th year of his age. His military career, though short, was eminently distinguished. The Official despatches of the Commander-in-Chief attest his individual heroism during the Campaign of 1843 in Gwalior. The same record exists of his zealous exertions at the brilliant Victory at Moodkee, of the 18th December 1845, and at Ferozepore on the 21st December 1845. He fell, covered with wounds, while cheering the British Troops to an attack upon the formidable Batteries of the enemy.'
Grave at Ferozepore - "Sacred to the memory of Major Arthur William Fitzroy Somerset Grenadier Guards and Military Secy to the Governor General. Eldest son of Lord Fitzroy Somerset, born 6th May 1816 and died of wounds received at the Battle of Ferozeshah, Christmas day 1845. Maharajpore, Moodkee, Ferozeshah."
Memorial in St. Andrew's Church, Ferozepore - "To the memory of Major Arthur William Fitzroy Somerset Gren Gds Mily Secy & ADC to the Govr Genl who fell mortally wounded conducting himself with the hereditary valour of his race."

Lieutenant-Colonel Abraham Beresford Taylor, CB, KH - 9th Foot - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 52. Son of James Taylor, of Cranbrooke, Co. Fermanagh. Husband of Eliza Lister. Ensign 1811. Lt.Col. 1841. Served in Canada (wounded at Niagara) 1814; served in Ava Campaign (wounded at Dalla). Served in Afghanistan 1842 (CB).

Captain Elliott D'Arcy Todd - 2nd Troop, 1st Brigade, Bengal Horse Artillery - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 38. Son of Fryer Todd, of Yorkshire. Born in London. Husband of Marian Sandham.

Memorial in St. Stephen's Church, Dum Dum - "Sacred to the memory of Captain E. D'Arcy Todd, K.L.S. who, after a zealous service in many responsible situations, fell st the battle of Ferozeshuhur, on the 21st December 1845, whilst commanding the 2d Troops, 1st Brigade Horse Artillery, aged 38 years."

Lieutenant Charles Browne Tulloch - 12th Bengal Native Infantry - died of wounds, 27th December.
Son of Lieutenant-General John Tulloch, CB (Bengal Infantry) and Jacobina Maria (a Dutch lady). Born at Colgong, Bengal, 21st November 1824.
Grave at Lahore - "In memory of Lieutt Chas Tulloch, 4th son of Colonel Tulloch, C.B. and Maria his wife. died at this station 26th Decr 1846 aged 22 years."

Lieutenant-Colonel Newton Wallace - 73rd Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action - 22nd December.
Aged 56. Husband of Constantia Dwyer.

Lieutenant Robert Boyle Warren - 80th Foot - killed by a mine explosion in the captured Sikh trenches - 23rd December.
Aged 22.

Captain Henry Wells - 62nd Foot - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 30.

Lieutenant James Goodland Wollen - 42nd Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action - 21st December.
Aged 26. Son of William Wollen (Bengal Civil Service). Born in Jessore.


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