Group of N.C.O.s and men, 78th Regiment of Foot

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Group of N.C.O.s and men, 78th Regiment of Foot

Photograph of a group of Non Commissioned Officers and men of the Light Company, 78th Regiment of Foot, wearing feathered bonnets, c.1859.

The Regiment served during the Indian Mutiny of 1857, being described as the 'Saviours of India'. To the right of the picture is Private Henry Ward who is wearing a Victoria Cross won at Lucknow in 1857.

According to the London Gazette, Ward received his award 'for his gallant and devoted conduct in having..remained with the dooly [litter or stretcher] of Captain Havelock [before escorting him] through a very heavy fire of ordnance and musketry'.

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Online ID: 000-000-100-267-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0207: The Thistle at War
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  M.1951.1175
Date: 1859
C. 1859
Dimensions: 164 mm H x 176 mm W
What: Photograph
Subject: Photographs / History - Military
Who: 78th Regiment of Foot (British land forces)
Campbell Collection
Private Henry Ward (subject)
Event: Indian Mutiny
Description: Photograph of a group of N.C.O.s and men of the Light Company of the 78th Regiment of Foot, c. 1859.
  • Wood, Stephen The Scottish soldier. Manchester: Archive Publications with NMS, 1987 
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