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Military Wounded

From the Southern Cross Saturday 9th June 1849

The Eastern Star of the 27th writes as follows:

"The attack on the Sikhs at Moong commenced on the afternoon of the 13th with a cannonade which lasted two hours, when the enemy having had a magazine blown up, and their guns being nearly silenced, our troops entered the jungle in which the Sikhs were passed. They were driven out with great loss on both sides and either 20 or 27 guns taken into camp the same night. The weather was so extremely unpropitious that the blow could not be followed up.

From the various letters in our possession we fare the following is not a complete list of the numerous casualties, but believe it correct as far as it goes. We abstain from all mention of some unpleasant rumours that have reached us until we have more ample information.

Persons Killed in Action also found with Death notices.

 

Brigadier PENNYCUICK

HMís 24th foot

killed

Lieut PENNYCUICK

HMís 24th foot

reported killed

Brigadier POPE

C.B.

wounded

Major EKINS

Dep. Adj. General

killed

Colonel BROOKE

HMís 24th foot

killed

Major BAMFIELD

56th Regt

NI severely wounded.

Lieut W WARDE

50th NI

wounded

Lieut F GERVIS

51st NI

wounded

Lieut L JONES

52nd NI

wounded

Ensign Francis ROBINSON

53rd NI

killed

Lieut A MONEY

25th Regt

NI killed

Major GRANT

HMís 9th Lancers

killed

Capt HARRIS

HM 24th foot

wounded (one account says killed)

Lieut HARRIS

HM 24th foot

killed

Lieut Frederick Jeune

25th Regt

NI wounded

Major CHRISTIE

of the Horse Artillery

severely wounded

Lieut & Adj Weston

36th Regt

NI wounded

Ensign Chris. GODBY

37th Regt

wounded

Lieut Alex. M Shepherd

6th Cavalry

killed

Capt GRINDLAY

7th Cavalry

wounded

Capt BOYS

8th Cavalry

wounded

Capt W H ROSS

"30th Regt, NI"

 

Ensign de MOREL

"31st Regt, NI"

killed

Capt CAMPBELL

"32nd Regt, NI"

wounded

Major M LOFTIE

"33rd Regt, NI"

wounded

Capt EWART

"34th Regt, NI"

wounded (contusion)

Capt FENWICK

"35th Regt, NI"

wounded

Lieut SWINHOE

"36th Regt, NI"

wounded

Lieut PIERCE

30th NI

wounded

Ensign WOOD

31st NI

wounded(amputation necessary)

Ensign LEICESTER

32nd NI

wounded

Lieut CURETON

HM 14th Dragoons

 

Lieut MANSON

of the Artillery

killed

Lieut PATON

Asst Qtrmaster-General

badly wounded in the arm

Brigadier-General CAMPBELL

 

slightly wounded

Major PONSONBY

 

wounded (contusion)

Lieut UNITT

HM 9th Dragoons

wounded

Capt POWIS

HM 9th Lancers

wounded

Capt DAWES

Artillery

slightly wounded

Lieut W ELLICE

15th NI

wounded

Lieut G G ANDERSON

16th NI

wounded

Lieut GOTT

56th NI

wounded

Lieut JONES

57th NI

wounded

Lieut BACON

58th NI

slightly wounded

Lieut DELAMAIN

59th NI

lost an arm


This is a list of melancholy length, and we fear there are many more names to be added to it; of 32 officers of HM 24th Foot, who went into action, it is said that only eight returned unscatched (sic). We sincerely trust the official dispatches will be received this evening, and put an end, as far as dispatches, that always praise and never blame, can, to the great anxiety that must still be felt regarding this sanguinary conflict. The British forces were encamped at Moong on the 14th January.

Every care possible has been taken with these records but, as usual, remember to check original sources of **everything** for yourself.

Transcribed: January, 2001 by Jackie Walles, New Zealand
 

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