The King's Shropshire Light Infantry & Affiliated Regiments

 

The 53rd Regiment in the Sikh Wars, 1845 - 1849.

The 53rd served in both the 1st Sikh War (Sutlej Campaign) of 1845-46 and the 2nd Sikh War (Punjab Campaign) of 1848-49.

Uniforms of the 53rd, c. 1842


Uniforms of 1842

The 1st Sikh War : the Sutlej Campaign 1845-46

The 53rd Regt. sailed from Liverpool for India in August 1844, having spent the past four years on duty “at home” in either Scotland or Ireland. No less than 241 men of the regiment were found unfit for overseas service, so that 463 volunteers were required to make it up to strength.

The Regiment arrived at Cawnpore in March 1845, sending detachments to Allahabad, and proceeded to Agra and then to Delhi by the end of December. In January 1846, the 53rd was at Kurnaul when it received orders to march at once for Ferozepore to join The Army of the Sutlej for operations against the Sikh kingdom or Khalsa.

Leaving Kurnaul on January 12th 1846, the 53rd made its way by forced marches to Busseau, where it received orders to join Sir Harry Smith’s column proceeding to the relief of Ludhiana - at that time threatened by a large Sikh army. The 53rd joined Sir Harry’s force at Jugraon on January 20th and the whole column began the advance on Ludhiana the next day. The 53rd was commanded by Lt. Colonel Gold in place of Lt. Col. H.S. Phillips, who had been appointed to a Staff position. The treasure chest and all heavy baggage was left at Jugraon fort.

Action at Baddiwal, 21st January 1846.

As the column passed the village of Baddiwal (or Buddiwal) at 10.00 a.m. on the 21st, intending simply to by-pass the place, its flank came under a heavy fire from the walls of the village fort and from Sikhs posted in force nearby. Sixty-five enemy guns opened on the flank of the column as it marched by and on several occasions Sikh cavalry came out and made ready to charge.

The 53rd formed square on one such occasion (losing nine men hit by one round shot), but no charge materialised. On the second appearance of the Sikh cavalry, the 53rd, in line, acted as rearguard and covered the march of the British column into Ludhiana.

The only response made by the British was some long-range and ineffective cannon fire, the main concern being to reach Ludhiana and not be distracted by minor affairs en route. Large quantities of the column’s baggage was, however, seized by Sikh cavalry as it straggled towards Ludhiana, to the rear of the main column.

The 53rd Regt. was fortunate that Quarter Master John Cornes, with the regimental baggage, was able to assemble about 30 men of the 53rd, some sepoys and men of the 16th Lancers and keep over 1,000 mounted Sikhs at bay, thus saving the ammunition and baggage of the 53rd from capture. Cornes and his group showed a bold front to the enemy, who showed no inclination to come to close quarters, and retired on Jurgaon fort. Cornes and his detachment was able to rejoin the 53rd some days later and received the thanks of Sir Hugh Gough (the Commander in Chief in India) and of the Duke of Wellington (Commander in Chief of H.M.’s forces) for his gallantry.

The skirmishing along the Buddiwal route cost the 53rd Regt. several casualties in killed and wounded.

Battle of Aliwal, 28th January 1846

At 4.00 a.m. on January 28th, the British force moved towards the Sikh positions at Aliwal, the 53rd being in Brigadier Wilson’s brigade on the extreme left of the British advance.

After a march of ten miles, the enemy positions were seen on a slope about a mile ahead. Covered by an advanced screen of cavalry, the British infantry deployed into line, the cavalry opening their line and moving to the flanks.

The order was given to advance in brigades from the right, which immediately caused the Sikhs to open fire with artillery. The British line continued to advance until in musket-range of the Sikhs, who returned fire. Two hundred yards from the Sikh positions, the British infantry received the order to charge, with the 16th Lancers and 3rd Light Cavalry attacking the Sikhs from the flanks.

The cavalry charges effectively scattered the Sikhs and broke their formation, allowing the infantry to close with them and defeat them in detail. Having fought its way to the crest of the slope, the 53rd was immediately ordered to clear the nearby village of Bundree, 300 yards away. This the 53rd did at the point of the bayonet.

The entire British army then advanced to the banks of the Sutlej, the Sikhs retreating before them in disarray, abandoning their arms and equipment and fleeing across the ford.

The 53rd camped next day between Aliwal and Ludhiana. During the battle, it had suffered only 6 men killed and 8 wounded - largely thanks to its advance in double time, lying down every hundred yards, before closing with the enemy.

In his dispatch, Sir Harry Smith referred to the 53rd as “a young regiment, but veterans in daring gallantry and regularity”, further commenting that “Lt. Col. Phillips’ bravery and coolness attracted the attention of myself and every staff officer I sent to him”.

On the 3rd February 1846, the 53rd marched with the rest of the column to join the main Army of the Sutlej, under Sir Hugh Gough, which was then encamped before the enemy who had taken up strong positions on the left bank of the Sutlej near Sobraon.

(go to letter on the battle of Aliwal)

 

Battle of Sobraon, 10th February 1846

On the 10th February, brigaded with the 68th Native Infantry, the 53rd Regt. was under arms at 4.00 a.m. and marched into previously arranged positions prior to a general assault on the Sikh lines.

The 53rd and H.M.’s 10th Foot, with some Indian regiments, were to serve as the vanguard of the attack, the whole under command of Sir Robert Dick. The 53rd took the extreme left of the line and lay under cover in a dry stream bed for two hours whilst the British artillery bombarded the Sikh entrenchments.

The order was then given for the left division to advance, which it did in double time, but though it came under very heavy fire, it was not halted until about two hundred yards from the Sikh line when enemy cavalry threatened the left of the 53rd.

A heavy and well-directed fire of musketry (and grape-shot from a nearby British battery) scattered the Sikh cavalry and the 53rd was able to surge forward with a cheer and clear the entrenchments of their Sikh defenders.

The 53rd was the first regiment to close with the Sikhs, but suffered some casualties from Sikh artillery. Captain Warren, the senior Captain, was killed and the Colours took a heavy beating, with the two pike-staffs being broken and men around them shot down. Lieut. Lucas, carrying one of the Colours, was severely wounded.

However, the enemy’s right wing having been turned, the Sikhs retreated into the river along their whole line, being fired upon for close on an hour by the entire British force lining the Sutlej.

The 53rd had, in addition to Captain Warren, six men killed and eight officers and 112 men wounded. Of the latter, Captain Smart, Lieut. Clarke, Adjutant Dunning and 12 men later died of their wounds. Captain Smart (Light Company) had been wounded in the leg at the time that the 53rd had been threatened by Sikh cavalry. The left wing of the regiment, falling back to form square, left him out in the open, but seeing this, Ptes. George Marshal, Richard Ware and Thomas Jones left the ranks and rushed forward under a heavy and close fire and carried him to the rear. In recognition of their gallantry, these men were given watches by the relatives of Captain Smart.

The end of the campaign

The 53rd was again chosen as part of the advance guard in the general movement across the Sutlej on February 12th. The river was crossed by boat and a position taken about six miles from the Sutlej to cover the passage of the whole army and its baggage.

On the 13th, the army marched for Lahore, encamping just outside its walls on the 20th. It was reviewed here on the 23rd by the Viceroy of India and Sir Hugh Gough.

The campaign having come to an end and treaty terms agreed with the Khalsa, the 53rd left Lahore for Umballa and went into cantonments there on April 8th 1846.

 

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Sir William Gold 

 

Officers of the 53rd in the Sutlej Campaign

Lt. Col. H.S. Phillips
Lt. Col. W.G. Gold - wounded at Sobraon
Major J.L. Black
Mjaor E. Bond
Captain C.E.Warren : killed at Sobraon
Captain T. Smart - died of wounds received at Sobraon
Captain W.R. Mansfield
Captain W.H.H.F. Clarke
Captain Brown
Captain Tytler
Lieut. C.H.Fenton
Lieut. W.B.Bastard
Lieut. John Chester (later St.Leger) : wounded at Sobraon.
Lieut. R.T.Parker.
Lieut. A.B.O.Stokes : wounded at Sobraon.
Lieut. William Payn.
Lieut. R.N.Clarke : died of wounds received at Sobraon.
Lieut. F.G. Steward.
Lieut. Micklethwaite.
Lieut. John Bretton : wounded at Sobraon.
Lieut. Morphett.
Lieut. Grubbe.
Lieut. H. Buck.
Lieut. Gray.
Lieut. G.R.Hopkins.
Ensign H.Lucas - wounded at Sobraon
Ensign & Adjutant W. Dunning - died of wounds received at Sobraon
Paymaster (Captain) Low
Quarter Master John Cornes
Surgeon Galbraith Logan
Asst. Surgeon Gordon
Asst. Surgeon Fasson

Present at Buddiwal - Captain Lempriere
Present at Sobraon - Lieuts. Waldegrave & A.J. Sutherland

 

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Ribbon of the Sutlej Medal, 1845-46

Sutlej medals in the Regimental Collection

708 medals with “Aliwal” and 760 for “Sobraon” were awarded to the 53rd; i.e. 52 men received “Sobraon” reverse only.

Lieut. Wm. Payn : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp (& Punjab/Goojerat & group)
Pte. Thomas Thomas : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp
Pte. Nathaniel Hurn : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp
Pte. Robt. Marsh : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp
Pte. Wm. Jones : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp (& Punjab/Goojerat & group)
Pte. Joseph Pearce : Sobraon reverse
Pte. Peter McCartney : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp
Pte. James Donohoe : Sobraon reverse
Pte. Shadrack Viney : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp
Pte. James Morgan : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp
Pte. Geo. Brown : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp (& Punjab/Goojerat & Mutiny)
Pte. John Humphries : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp.
C.Sgt John Stevenson : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp.
Pte. John Birkhead : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp.
Pte. John Martin : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp.
Pte. Thos. Hall : Aliwal reverse ; also entitled to Sobraon clasp.
Pte. Jas. Goldrick : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp.
Pte. Joseph Mead : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp (& Punjab/Goojerat).
Pte. John Brenan : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp (& Punjab/Goojerat).
Pte. Wm. Bennet : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp.
Pte. Saml. Dalzell : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp.
Pte. Geo. Creswick : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp.
Pte. Geo. Deering : Sobraon reverse (& Punjab/Multan & LSGC)
Sgt. G.T.Talbot : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp (& Punjab/Goojerat)
Or.Rm.Ck. G.McKay: : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp (& Punjab/Goojerat)
Pte. Jas. Healey : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp (& Punjab/Goojerat)
QMS H.Hanson : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp (& Punjab/Goojerat & group)
Sgt. R.Bradbury : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp (& Punjab/Goojerat & Mutiny)
Sgt. G. Crouch : Sobraon reverse (& Mutiny)
Pte. Chas. Wilks : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp (& Punjab/Goojerat & Mutiny)
Pte. J.W.Thompson : Aliwal reverse, Sobraon clasp

The 2nd Sikh War : the Punjab Campaign, 1848 - 49

When the initial hostilities with the Sikhs which led to the Second Sikh War began in 1848, the 53rd was quartered in Lahore where it shared with Sikh forces the task of garrisoning the city. This uneasy relationship with soldiers of an increasingly hostile force was ended on September 17th 1848, when the 53rd disbanded the Sikh forces in Lahore and occupied their positions.

It was at this time that the 53rd found itself mounting guard over the famous Koh-i-noor (“Mountain of Light”) diamond, which was part of the royal treasury and is now in the late Queen Mother’s crown.

As relationships with the khalsa worsened, two companies of the 53rd along with Indian forces, under Major Mansfield of the 53rd, were sent to quell disturb -ances in Bihar district. It was three weeks before this column was back in Lahore. On February 1st 1849, HQ and six companies of the 53rd under Lt. Colonel Byrne marched to join The Army of the Punjab.

At Ramnuggur, Byrne took command of three Indian infantry regiments and some cavalry and on the 14th, part of this combined force, with the 53rd, marched for Wuzrabad, a ford on the Chenab, which was then threatened by the Sikhs.

On the night of the 16th, the column marched for the fords at Sodra, six miles away and lay down with their arms, in open columns, with guns in the centre and cavalry on their flanks, expecting an attack by the Sikhs who were camped across the Chenab.

However, the presence of this powerful British force seems to have pursuaded the Sikhs that crossing the Chenab was impossible and they withdrew from their positions. The 53rd remained in place to watch the ford. An enemy reconnaissance in force on the 18th withdrew when cavalry were called up.

On the night of the 19th February, Lt.Col. Byrne was ordered to march fourteen miles down the left bank of the Chenab to Seroke and there to cross with his column and join the main army under the Commander-in-Chief. This was done and the force lay down under arms for a few hours rest. At 9.00 a.m. the next day, the march to join the army HQ was resumed, when the column was ordered to counter-march along the right bank of the Chenab and bring up some boats.

Thus it was that as the last great battle with the Sikhs was joined at Gujerat on February 21st, 1849, the 53rd found itself some three miles away, to the right rear of the troops actually engaged.

On the 22nd the Regiment joined the army on the field of Gujerat and marched on March 2nd with a brigade escorting heavy guns. They reached Rawal Pindi on the 27th, by which time the pursuit of the defeated Sikh army had ceased and the campaign had ended. The companies of the 53rd which had remained behind at Lahore under Captain Clarke rejoined HQ at Rawal Pindi in June 1849.

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Ribbon of the Punjab Medal, 1848 - 49

Punjab Medals in the Regimental Museum

The 53rd were accorded the Punjab medal and clasp Goojerat in recognition of their services during the campaign, even though they had not actually come into action during the battle.

(All the following have clasp Goojerat unless otherwise stated.)

Lieut. Wm. Payn : (and Sutlej and group)
Lieut. W.G. Spiller
Pte. Wm. Jones : (and Sutlej and group)
Pte. Geo. Brown : (and Sutlej and Mutiny)
Pte. Joseph Mead : (and Sutlej)
Pte. John Brenan : (and Sutlej)
Pte. Geo. Deering : Multan clasp ( Sutlej & LSGC)
Sgt. G.T.Talbot : (and Sutlej)
Or.Rm.Ck. G.McKay : (and Sutlej)
Pte. Jas. Healey : (and Sutlej and Mutiny)
QMS H.Hanson : (and Sutlej and group)
Pte. Wm. Barry : (and India Genl. Service “Northwest Frontier” and Mutiny)
Pte. John McDermott : (with Mutiny & LSGC)
Pte. Chas. Wilks : (and Sutlej and Mutiny)
Sgt. R.Bradbury : (and Sutlej)
Pte. J.W.Thompson : (and Sutlej)
Pte. Edmond Neville : with clasps Chillianwala and Goojerat
Clr. Sgt. J. Morgan : with “home-made” clasps Moodki and Sobraon
Pte. Geo. Holden : with clasps Chillianwala and Goojerat
Pte. Jas. Healey
Pte. Cornelius Shea
Pte. Wm. Baiss
Pte. Wm. Goddard
Sgt. R. McKee
Pte. Thos. Williams
Pte. Wm. Lovick
Pte. Thos. Jones
Pte. Jos. Evans
Dmmr. R.Fee : no clasp (with IGS “Northwest Frontier”, Mutiny and LSGC)
Pte. Wm. O’Byrne : no clasp
Pte. Edwd. Biggs : no clasp

Note:
978 officers and men of the 53rd received the medal, 611 with clasp and 367 without clasp.

No officer or soldier of the 53rd received any clasp other than Goojerat.
Deering’s medal now has clasp Multan and Neville’s and Holden’s have Chillianwala, to which they were not entitled, instead of Goojerat which they were awarded according to the medal roll.

Casualty Roll : 53rd Regiment, Sikh Wars

Lt.Col. W. Gold : wounded Sobraon
Capt. Thos. Smart : wounded Sobraon ; died of wounds
Capt. CE.D.Warren : killed Sobraon
Lieut. John Breton : wounded Sobraon
Lieut. John Chester : wounded Sobraon
Lieut. R.N.Clarke : wounded Sobraon ; died of wounds
Lt./Adjt. W.Dunning : wounded Sobraon ; died of wounds
Lieut. H.W.J.Gray : died 5th July 1846
Lieut. H. Lucas : wounded Sobraon
Lt. A.B.O. Stokes : wounded Sobraon
Lt. F.W.D. Waddilove : died 4th June 1849
Schlmtr Sgt.R. Stewart : died 9th Dec. 1849
Drum Mjr J.Reynolds : died 30th Sept. 1849
C.Sgt. T. Henderson : wounded Sobraon
C.Sgt. Jas.Warren : died 1st Aug. 1846
Sgt. R. Bird : died 20th Nov. 1848
Sgt. P. Everard : died 10th May 1849
Cpl. Chas. Astley : wounded Aliwal
Cpl. Geo. Bayliss : wounded Sobraon
Cpl. David Brown : wounded Sobraon
Cpl. Wm. Clancy : killed Sobraon
Cpl. John Dawson : wounded Sobraon
Cpl. Geo. Day : died 3rd Oct. 1849
Cpl. Wm. Day : wounded Sobraon
Cpl. J. Effingham : died 25th Aug. 1849
Cpl. Geo. Heathcock : died 17th Aug. 1846
Cpl. G or H Hepworth : wounded Sobraon
Cpl. Wm. Holland : died 14th Jan. 1849
Cpl. Wm. Paton : wounded Sobraon ; died of wounds
Cpl. Thos. Pearce : died 21st Oct. 1849
Cpl. Alex Perry : died 25th Sept. 1849
Cpl. Hy. Smith : wounded Sobraon
Drmmr. J. Barker : died 18th Dec.1848
Pte. Thos. Abraham : died 30th July 1846
Pte. Chas. Adams : killed Sobraon
Pte. Geo. Adamson : wounded Aliwal
Pte. Alex. Aitken : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Hy. Allison : wounded Sobraon
Pte. H. Armstrong : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Phil. Arnold : died 3rd July 1846
Pte. Wm. Ashwin : died 24th July 1849
Pte. John Badcock : killed Sobraon
Pte. Wm. Baker : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Hy. Banning : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Patk. Barrett : died 24th Oct. 1848
Pte. Jas. Barry : died 5th Jan. 1849.
Pte. Hy. Bartlett : died 22nd Nov. 1848
Pte. Wm. Beard : wounded Aliwal ; died of wounds
Pte. Edwd. Biggs : died 12th Feb. 1849
Pte. J. Birkhead : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Jas. Brannaghan : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Nathl. Bresset : wounded Sobraon ; died 10th July 1849
Pte. Jas. Brown : died 20th June 1849
Pte. Geo. Bryan : died 16th Nov. 1848
Pte. Chas. Burgess : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Jos. Burke : died 8th April 1849
Pte. Patk. Burkes : died 29th Nov. 1849
Pte. Wm. Callwell : died 12th Nov. 1849
Pte. Wm. Campbell : died 6th July 1849
Pte. Chas. Candlish : died 6th June 1849
Pte. Patk. Cane : died 5th Feb. 1849
Pte. Hy. Carter : died 24th Feb.1846
Pte. Jas. Casey : died 17th Oct. 1849
Pte. Wm. Chambers : died 3rd July 1846
Pte. Stephen Cherritt : died 11th Nov. 1849
Pte. Jas. Clarke : died 30th July 1846
Pte. Thos. Clayton : died 5th Nov. 1849
Pte. Andrew Connell : died 26th Nov. 1849
Pte. Michl. Connor : died 11th Nov. 1848
Pte. Sylvester Connor : died 6th Dec. 1848
Pte. Jeremh. Cotter : died 4th Aug. 1849
Pte. Jas. Compton : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Peter Connolly : died 11th March 1846
Pte. Wm. Cridge : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Jas. Crounine : wounded Sobraon
Pte. John Cummings : wounded Sobraon.
Pte. Peter Cunningham : died 28th Feb. 1849
Pte. Danl. Currane : died 29th Sept. 1849
Pte. Isaac Daniels : died 18th July 1849
Pte. Geo. Davi(e)s : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Richd. Davies : died 20th Dec. 1849
Pyte. Thos. Deery : died 27th Feb. 1849
Pte. Josiah Deybell : died 23rd March 1846
Pte. Robt. Dignam : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Jas. Donohoe : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Thos. Dunbar : died 14th March 1846
Pte. Saml. Dutton : died 18th June 1849
Pte. John Earle : died 30th March 1849
Pte. John Edmonds : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Chas. Emerton : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Jas. Enticott : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Thos. Fallen : died 11th June 1849
Pte. Saml. Falone : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Robt. Fawcett : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Wm. Finn : died 20th Oct. 1848
Pte. John Fitzgerald : died 27th May 1849
Pte. Patk. Fitzpatrick : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Thos. Ford : died 8th May 1849
Pte. John Foy : died 9th Nov. 1848
Pte. Hy. Fritwell : wounded Sobraon
Pte. John Fuorhan : died 24th Sept. 1849
Pte. Chas. Gardner : wounded Sobraon. Died 17th Aug. 1846
Pte. Geo. Garner : died 8th July 1846
Pte. Alex. Garvey : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Josiah Gerrard : died 18th June 1846
Pte. Jos. Gibbons : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Chas. Gibson : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Rd. Gillett : wounded Sobraon ; died of wounds
Pte. Geo. Glanville : died 17th May 1849
Pte. John Glennon : died 3rd June 1846
Pte. Jas. Gomesson : died 2nd Nov. 1849
Pte. Michl. Gorman : died 17th Oct. 1849
Pte. Fras. Green : killed Sobraon
Pte. Jas. Griffin : died 22nd Oct. 1849
Pte. John Griffiths : died 24th June 1849
Pte. S. Growcott : died 20th Dec. 1848
Pte. Chas. Hally : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Patk. Hannon : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Geo. Harrison : died 23rd Sept. 1849
Pte. Jas. Hartley : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Wm. Haywood : wounded Aliwal
Pte. Hy. Hazlett : died 15th Aug. 1846
Pte. Dennis Healy : died 9th Nov. 1848
Pte. Jas. Hegton : wounded Sobraon
Pte. John Hopwood : died 4th July 1846
Pte. Saml. Horne : wounded Sobraon
Pte. John Horscroft : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Josiah Hudson : wounded Sobraon
Pte. John Howard : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Abraham Holt : died 14th Jan. 1849
Pte. Chas. Howard : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Patk. Howard : died 16th May 1849
Pte. Wm. Ingram : died 30th June 1849
Pte. Rd. Jaundrell : wounded Sobraon ; died of wounds
Pte. Jas. Johnson : died 10th Dec. 1849
Pte. Saml. Johnson : wounded Sobraon
Pte. 932 Thos. Jones : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Thos. Jopson : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Michl. Keliher : died 11th Dec. 1848
Pte. John Kelly : died 10th March 1846
Pte. Thos. Kelly : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Wm.King : wounded Sobraon
Pte. John Knight : died 8th March 1846
Pte. Jas. Lake : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Edwd. Lawrence : wounded Aliwal
Pte. Jas.Lawton : wounded Sobraon
James Lewesby : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Robt. Lindsay : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Alex. Logan : died 24th May 1849.
Pte. Robt. Lovick : died 18th Dec. 1849.
Pte. Jas. Lucas : wounded Sobraon.
Pte. John Lucas : died 2nd Aug. 1849
Pte. John McClintock : died 21st April 1846
Pte. Jas. McCombe : wounded Sobraon
Pte. C. McDermott : died 27th Aug. 1849
Pte. Thos. McGawley : died 20th Jan. 1849
Pte. Bernd. McGee : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Peter McGuire : killed Aliwal
Pte. Patk.McGurk : died 11th May 1846
Pte. John McKay : died 4th June 1849
Pte. John McLocklin : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Geo. McNally : died 21st Nov. 1849
Pte. 2817 M. Mahony : died 29th Dec. 1848
Pte. Jas. Marshfield : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Thos. Matthews : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Cornls. Meehan : died 28th Dec. 1849
Pte. Josiah Meehan : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Evan Meredith : died 10th Dec. 1848
Pte. Wm. Mickamson : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Orde Minton : (Murton ?) wounded Sobraon
Pte. Geo. Monk : wounded Sobraon. Died 28th Nov. 1849
Pte. Jas. Morgan : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Mathw Morrison : died 27th Nov. 1848
Pte. John Moss : wounded Sobraon ; died 13th Aug. 1848
Pte. Michl. Murphy : died 11th May 1846
Pte. Jas. Mulligan : died 16th dec. 1849
Pte. Thos. Mulrenny : wounded Sobraon
Pte. John Mulry : died 13th Aug. 1849
Pte. Wm. Norman : died 20th Nov. 1849
Pte. Jos. Parker : died 15th July 1849
Pte. J. Pearce/Pierce : wounded Sobraon. Died 18th Nov. 1848
Pte. Thos. Pemberton : wounded Sobraon.
Pte. Edwd. Pierce : died 23rd sept. 1849
Pte. Chas. Poole : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Patk. Power : wounded Aliwal
Pte. Math. Proctor : wounded Sobraon. Died 15th Oct. 1848
Pte. Thos. Ramsden : killed Aliwal
Pte. Benj. Rawlinson : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Bernard Reid : died 28th Oct. 1848
Pte. Joshua Reid : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Fras. Reilly : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Fras. Rodden : wounded Sobraon. Died 9th Dec. 1848
Pte. Jas. Robeshaw : wounded Sobraon ; died of wounds
Pte. John Roe : died 4th July 1849
Pte. Edwd. Ross : died 5th April 1846
Pte. Wm. Rowlands : wounded Sobraon ; died of wounds
Pte. Fras. Russell : died of wounds received at Sobraon
Pte. Robt. Russell : wounded Sobraon
Pte. John Saunders : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Matth. Sharrock : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Patk. Shaungessy : wounded Aliwal and again at Sobraon
Pte. John Sheridan : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Geo. Sims : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Lewis Sides : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Chas. Slade : wounded Sobraon ; died of wounds
Pte. Lawr. Sloane : wounded Sobraon
Pte. 1501 J. Smith : died 5th April 1846
Pte. Jas. Smith : died 10th July 1849
Pte. Robt. Smith : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Rowland Smith : died 20th Dec. 1849
Pte. Thos. Smith : died 27th Dec. 1848
Pte. Stephen Spacey : killed Aliwal
Pte. Jos. Speake : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Eli Sprackling : wounded Sobraon ; invalid to UK
Pte. David Sullivan : wounded Sobraon
Pte. Geo. Summers : died 12th May 1846
Pte. Jas. Sutton : died 31st Dec. 1849.
Pte. Wm. Taylor : wounded Sobraon.
Pte. 1659 J.Thomas : wounded Sobraon.
Pte. 2527 J.Thomas : executed for murder 15th Feb. 1849.
Pte. Jas. Thompson : wounded Sobraon ; died of wounds.
Pte. Wm. Totten : died 24th Oct. 1849.
Pte. Ben. Trac(e)y : captured at Buddiwall ; rejoined at Hussoor.
Pte. Patk. Traynor : died 2nd Oct. 1849.
Pte. Henry Treguno : died 11th May 1846.
Pte. Wm. Tucker : died 28th June 1849.
Pte. Edwd. Tunnicliff : wounded Sobraon.
Pte. Jas. Turnbull : wounded Sobraon.
Pte. Patk. Vair : died 13th May 1849.
Pte. Shadrack Viney : died 26th July 1849.
Pte. John Wallace : died 27th Aug. 1849.
Pte. Fras. Walsh : wounded Sobraon.
Pte. John Wares : died 5th July 1849.
Pte. Geo. Warring : invalid to UK.
Pte. Chas. Wetherald : died 19th June 1846.
Pte. Thos. Wheatley : wounded Sobraon.
Pte. Moses Wicks : wounded Sobraon.
Pte. Saml. Willcott : died 31st dec. 1848.
Pte. Thos. Williams : wounded Sobraon.
Pte. G.H. Wilson : killed Aliwal.
Pte. Wm. Windows : wounded Sobraon.
Pte. John Woodall : (or Woodale) Died 3rd Aug. 1849.
Pte. Robt. Worker : wounded Sobraon