Volume: 16, No: 03 ; March-2022
Indian Mutiny 1857 – 9
BRITISH CAVALRY REGIMENTS :
2nd DRAGOON GUARDS (The Queen’s)
Major John Percy Smith – Killed in action at Nusseraspoie – 6th March 1858
6th DRAGOON GUARDS (Carabineers)
Captain George Wardlaw – Killed in action at Gungeree – 14th December 1857
Aged 28. Son of the late Lieut-General Wardlaw, 55th Foot.
Captain German Wheatcroft – Killed in action at Lucknow – 15th November 1857
(att. to the Military Train) Son of David Wheatcroft, of Wingfield Park, Derbyshire.
Memorial at Sedbergh School, Sedbergh, Cumbria – “To the memory of Captain German Wheatcroft of the Inniskilling Dragoons and the 6th Dragoon Guards who charged with the Heavy Brigade at Balaclava and, having offered his services during the Indian Mutiny, was killed at Lucknow on the 14th November 1857 while gallantly leading a squadron of the 9th Lancers.”
Lieutenant John Hudson – Killed in action at Gungeree – 14th December 1857
Aged 25. Son of George Hudson, M.P.
Lieutenant Sydney Vyse – Killed in action at Gungeree – 14th December 1857
Aged 23. Son of Richard Vyse, of Holly Lodge, Luton.
Assistant-Surgeon Stewart Moore – wounded at Hindun River – 31st May 1857. died 2nd June.
Aged 29. Born 11th November 1828 at Tyrone, Ireland. Served in the Crimea 1854 (medal and 3 bars) .
Grave at Meerut – “Sacred to the memory of Stewart Moore, Esq. Assistant-Surgeon H.M’s 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabineers), who died at Meerut. on the 2nd June 1857, of wounds received in action with the mutineers at Ghazi-ud-din Nagar, on the 31st May 1857, aged 26 year. This tomb was erected by his brother officers.”
7th HUSSARS (Queen’s Own)
Cornet William George Hawtrey Bankes – wounded at Musa Bagh, 19th March 1858. Right arm and leg amputated. Died 6th April 1858. Aged 21. Son of George Bankes.
8th HUSSARS (King’s Royal Irish)
Lieutenant John Reilly – Killed in action at Gwalior – 17th June 1858
9th LANCERS (The Queen’s Royal)
Captain Robert Abercromby Yule – Killed in action at Delhi – 19th June 1857.
Served Ghuzni 1839 (16th Light Dragoons – medal), Sutlej 1845 (medal and bar), 9th Lancers in 1847, Punjab 1848 (medal and 2 bars). Married Margaret Rodgers at Edinburgh, 9th November 1841.
Captain Lucius John French – Killed in action at Agra – 10th October 1857
Captain Thomas Hutchinson – wounded at Lucknow, 19th March 1858. Died 21st March.
14th LIGHT DRAGOONS (The King’s)
Lieutenant Leonard Redmayne – Killed in action at Mundisore – 23rd November 1857
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