Through circumstantial evidence I believe my GG Grandfather, John Sumner 1850, was in the 16th/Bedfordshire Regiment.
My Grandmother told me that he eventually died through cancer of the face caused by a vergris bullet wound he received in the Boer War, which never healed. Now he's just too old to have taken part in the second Beor War which leaves the First. The only problem with this is the Beds. didn't serve in this war and I can find no campaigns that they did serve in durimng this period. The regiment sarcastically being known as the Peace Makers for their lack of combat.
My question therefore is, could he have transfered to another regiment during the rebellion or was there any action in India where he appears to have been prior to the rebellion as he has a daughter born in the East Indies in 1877.
Any help or info would be appreciated.