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Captain (later General Sir) Dighton MacNaghten Probyn (1833–1924), 2nd Punjab Cavalry, at the Battle of Agra (one of the incidents for which he won the Victoria Cross), Indian Mutiny, 10 October 1857

Photo credit: National Army Museum

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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.

National Army Museum

London

  • Date

    c.1860

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    276.8 x 233 cm

  • Accession number

    NAM. 1958-12-44

  • Acquisition method

    gift from Wantage Urban District Council, 1958

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