The 30th Bengal Native Infantry (BNI)

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Re: The 30th Bengal Native Infantry (BNI)

Postby arslan » 14 Feb 2016 10:35

a really informative research.. can someone please help me finding a picture of Captain R.O.T. Nicholls, who raised the regiment..
will b obliged
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Re: The 30th Bengal Native Infantry (BNI)

Postby jackhodder » 17 Nov 2016 23:38

Thanks acanthus.
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Re: The 30th Bengal Native Infantry (BNI)

Postby mike snook » 18 Nov 2016 11:54


HM 24th did not lose both their colours at Chillianwallah. One of the colours carried in the battle is laid up in Brecon Cathedral to this day. The other could not be found amidst the carnage (500 casualties in the 24th alone), as the attack was made against a belt of jungle/forest/difficult ground, but was believed to have been buried in a mass grave with the body of a private soldier who was reported as having wrapped one of the colours around his waist beneath his coatee. In any event it did not fall into the hands of the enemy.


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Re: The 30th Bengal Native Infantry (BNI)

Postby Frogsmile » 18 Nov 2016 12:21

Not that the 24th is at all sensitive about losing colours, says the 23rd....preening themselves rather haughtily....

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