Major WIGRAM BATTYE

1842 – 1879 Brother of Leigh and Frederick Battye

Eagle House, 1855

Bengal Army. Corps of Guides

Killed in action service 2 April 1879



Lieutenant WILLIAM HAMILTON V.C.

1856 – 1879

Eagle House, 1866 – 1869

70th Foot Bengal Staff Corps. Corps of Guides

Gained the V.C. at Futtehab on 2nd April, 1879, ` For conspicuous gallantry in leading on the Guide Cavalry against very superior numbers of the enemy, and particularly at a critical moment when his commanding officer, Major Wigram Bettye (E.H. 1855), fell Lt. Hamilton, then the only officer left with the regiment, assumed command, and cheered on his men to avenge Major Bettye's death. In this charge, Lt. Hamilton, seeing Sower Dowlut Ram down and attacked by three of the enemy whilst entangled with his horse (which had been killed), rushed to the rescue, and followed by a few of his men, cut down all three, and saved the life of Dowlut Ram.'

Died 3rd September 1879, in an attack by mutinous Afghan soldiers on the Embassy in Kabul.

 



CHARLES EDWARD POLLOCK

1857 – 1881

Eagle House, 1868 – 1870, and Haileybury

6th Regiment. 10th Bengal Cavalry

Died on sick leave, 8 August 1881



 


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