Colonel Probyn VC, 1867
 
 
 

Colonel Probyn VC, 1867

James Rannie Swinton

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Colonel Probyn, CB, VC, and Honorary ADC to the Viceroy of India and HM's Indian Cavalry, 1867.

Oil on canvas, by James Rannie Swinton (1816-1888), 1867 (c).

Colonel (later General Sir) Dighton MacNaghten Probyn VC (1833-1924) is shown in the uniform of 11th Bengal Lancers. He began his career with 2nd Punjab Cavalry, serving for five years in operations on the Trans-Indus frontier before his outstanding service in the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859). He was mentioned in despatches seven times during the Mutiny, then awarded the Victoria Cross '... for gallantry and daring throughout this campaign'.
 
Negative No.
754
 
Accession No.
NAM. 1999-04-55-1
 
 

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