A IXth Lancer’s Officers 1822 Pattern Mameluke and Scabbard Sword by Prosser
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The regiment was posted to India in 1842. It saw action at the Battle of Punniar in December 1843 during the Gwalior campaign. It also fought at the Battle of Sobraon in February 1846 during the First Anglo-Sikh War and undertook a successful charge at the Battle of Gujrat in February 1849 during the Second Anglo-Sikh War. The regiment then fought at the siege and capture of Delhi and the relief of Lucknow in summer 1857, as well as the capture of Lucknow in spring 1858 during the Indian Rebellion: the regiment, which was described by the rebels as “the Delhi Spearmen”, was awarded twelve Victoria Crosses.
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