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PUNJAB CAMPAIGN


Siege of MULTAN - August 1848 - January 1849

Lieutenant William Andrew Anderson - 1st Bombay Fusiliers - murdered at Multan, 20th April 1848. Aged 28. Buried in Multan Fort. The murder of Anderson and Patrick Agnew (Bengal Civil Service) resulted in the Punjab Campaign.

Captain Brook Bailey - Bombay Artillery - wounded 27th December 1848. died 8th January 1849.
His arm was blown off by a canon-ball, 27th December 1848. Died 8th January 1849.
Grave at Multan -
"In memory of Capt Brooke Bailey and men of the Bombay Artillery who fell during the siege of Mooltan. Jan. 1849."

Lieutenant Wilmot Christopher - Indian Navy - wounded 9th September 1848. died 8th October 1848.
Son of Thomas Christopher, of Surrey. Born 24th December 1814. Wounded 9th September 1848, his ankle shattered by a musket ball. His leg was amputated and he died 8th October 1848.

Lieutenant Thomas Cubitt - 49th Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action - 12th September 1848.
Born March 1824. Killed during an assault on a post under the wall's of Multan fortress.
Grave at Multan -
"In memory of Thomas Cubitt, Lieut. 49th Regt. N.I. who was killed in action, Septr 12th 1848."

Captain George Keith Erskine - Bombay Lancers - died in camp - 12th January 1849.
Aged 40. Son of David Erskine, of Cardross, Stirling. Born 19th February 1809. Served at Ghuzni 1839 (medal).

Lieutenant William Gillon - 72nd Bengal Native Infantry - Wounded 27th December 1848. died 20th January 1849.
Son of William Downe Gillon, of Sussex. Born 1st January 1826. Wounded 27th December 1848. Died of wounds in camp, 20th January 1849.
Memorial at Torpichen Church, Torpichen, Lothian - "To the memory of Lieut. William Gillon, of the 72nd Regt. Bengal Native Infantry, who died at Mooltan on the 20th Jan. 1849, aged 23 years, from the effects of severe wounds received during the attack on that Fortress on 27th Dec. 1848. This tablet is erected by the officers of the 72nd Regt. N.I. in token of their affection and esteem and admiration of his gallant conduct in the field."

Major John Gordon - 60th Foot - killed in action - 27th December 1848.
Son of John and Margaret Gordon. Grave at Multan Fort - "Major John Gordon H.Ms 60th Rifles, killed in action before Multan on the 27th Dec. 1848. erected in token of regard for his memory by the officers of the first battalion of his Regiment."

2nd Lieutenant Charles Thomas Graham - Bengal Artillery - wounded 17th January 1849. died 4th February.
Grave at Multan Fort -
"To the memory of 2nd Lieutenants J. Thompson and C.T. Graham. Bengal Artillery who fell at the siege of Mooltan January 1849. Erected by their brother officers."

Lieutenant John Sweeting Herbert - 10th Foot - wounded 12th September 1848. died 21st February 1849.
Served Sutlej 1845 (medal).

Captain Henry Andrew Hollinsworth - 10th Foot - wounded 9th September 1848. died 3rd October.
Aged 30.
Served Sutlej 1845 (medal).
Grave at Multan Fort - "Sacred to the memory of Major George Sheafe Montizambert killed in action in command of H.Ms 10th Regt. on the 12th Septr 1848. aged 34 years. and of Captain Hollingworth of the same Regt. who died of a wound received in action on the 9th Septr 1848, aged 30 years."

Captain John Inglis - 11th Bengal Light Cavalry - died - 16th February 1849. Aged 44.
Served Ghuzni 1839 (medal). Married Louisa Loveday at Neemuch, 3rd November 1835.
Grave at Multan -
"Sacred to the memory of Captain John Inglis 11th Bengal Light Cavalry who died 16th February 1849 in his 44th year."

Ensign Charles Owen Lloyd - 8th Bengal Native Infantry - killed in action - 12th September 1848.

Captain Hamish McGregor McPherson - Bahawal Pore Contingent - killed in action - 1st July 1848.
An officer in the army of the Nawab of Bahawalpur. Killed at Sadusam.

Major George Sheaffe Montizambert - 10th Foot - killed in action - 12th September 1848.
Aged 34.
Born in Montreal, Canada, 1814. Served Afghanistan 1842 (medal). Married Jane Cotton at Lismore, Ireland, 11th July 1846.
Grave at Multan Fort - "Sacred to the memory of Major George Sheafe Montizambert killed in action in command of H.Ms 10th Regt. on the 12th Septr 1848. aged 34 years. and of Captain Hollingworth of the same Regt. who died of a wound received in action on the 9th Septr 1848, aged 30 years."

Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Tyrell Robert Pattoun - 32nd Foot - killed in action -12th September 1848. Aged 50. Entered the Royal African Corps, 1816. Served in Gambia 1818.

Lieutenant Hugh Arthur Playfair - 52nd Bengal Native Infantry - wounded 27th December 1848. died 31st December 1848.
Son of Major Sir Hugh Lyon Playfair (Bengal Artillery), of Fifeshire. Born at Hazaribagh, 9th August 1825. His brother, Lt. William Playfair, was killed at Sobraon.

Lieutenant Thomas Henry Plumer - 49th Bengal Native Infantry - died 14th December 1848.
Son of Thomas Hall Plumer, of Canons, Edgeware.
Memorial at St. Lawrence Church, Harrow -
"Sacred to the memory of Thomas Henry, eldest son of Thomas Hall Plumer, of this parish & Lieut. in the 49th Regt of Bengal Infantry. Died in camp whilst serving at the siege of Mooltan on 14 Dec 1848 aged 27. His remains were carried to their last resting place by sepoys of his co. and interred nr Mooltan. This tablet is erected by his brother officers."

Jemadar Dunia Singh - 72nd Bengal Native Infantry.

Quarter-Master George Taylor - 32nd Foot - killed in action - 12th September 1848.

2nd Lieutenant James Thompson - Bengal Artillery - wounded 21st January 1849. died same day.
Born 26th January 1828. Grave at Multan Fort -
"To the memory of 2nd Lieutenants J. Thompson and C.T. Graham. Bengal Artillery who fell at the siege of Mooltan January 1849. Erected by their brother officers."

Lieutenant Edward Younghusband - 9th Bombay Native Infantry - killed in action - 27th December 1848.
Son of Major-General Charles Younghusband (Royal Artillery).
Memorial at St. Aidans Church, Bamburgh, Northumberland - "To the glory of God and in memory of the five sons of Major-General Charles Younghusband Royal Artillery. General Romer Younghusband CB Bombay Staff Corps. Born 10 December 1819, died 12 December 1905. Lieut.gen. Charles Younghusband, CB, FRS, Royal Artillery. Born 20 June 1821, died 28 October 1899. Major-General John William Younghusband, CSI, Bombay Staff Corps. Born 2 January 1823, died 20 July 1907. Lieutenant Edward Younghusband 9th Bombay, born 30 July 1824, killed in action at the siege of Mooltan 27 December 1848. Lieut. George Austen Patterson Younghusband 5th Punjab Cavalry, born 18 November 1831, mortally wounded at Futtehghur during the Indian Mutiny 2 January 1858."


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