Indian Mutiny – Bengal Horse Artillery.
Indian Mutiny , clasps, Lucknow, Delhi, Gunr Wm Failes, 1st Bde Bengl H. Art.
Both 1/1 and 2/1 Bengal Horse Artillery received these clasps, however 1/1 also qualified for the Relief of Lucknow clasp, so it is most likely that Failes served in 2/1 Bengal Horse Artillery.
The battery under Capt H. Tombs VC was engaged in the following actions:
Hindun River, Badli-ki-Serai, Delhi, Nagafghur, Garakota, Ruiya, Lucknow, Sirsa and Atigunge, Bareilly, Mohamdee, Shahabad.
A good account of the battery’s services is contained in the book, “From Recruit to Staff Sergeant” by N.W. Bancroft.
Condition – GVF