Memorial to the Sixteenth Queen's Lancers

Edward Richardson (1812-1869)


Canterbury Cathedral

A soldier has dismounted from his horse, and stops to offer water to a wounded comrade beside a palm tree. The fallen helmet nearby suggests that the foe has come off worse. Wreaths garland the broken columns at each side, which represent life cut short. On these are inscribed the names of other comrades lost in the battle. [Commentary continues below. Mouse over the text for links and click on the image to enlarge it.]

Photograph by S. Bilton, available offsite at Fibiwiki (an encyclopaedia about life in British India) on the Creative Commons License. Text by Jacqueline Banerjee.