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The dashing Captain Dighton Probyn was awarded the Victoria Cross after the Indian Mutiny (1857–1859) for 'gallantry and daring throughout this campaign', which included his action during the Battle of Agra, 10 October 1857. While in command of the 2nd Punjab Cavalry, Probyn charged ahead of his squadron in response to a surprise attack by rebel forces, and single-handedly took on a party of the enemy.
oil on canvas
276.8 x 233 cm
gift from Wantage Urban District Council, 1958
National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, Greater London SW3 4HT EnglandView venue
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