Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1858, 1 clasp, Central India. Ensign T. W. Gilchrist, 50th Madras Native Infantry VF +


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Thomas Wright Gilchrist was born at Mysore on 29 December 1839, son of Surgeon William Gilchrist, M.D. He was appointed Ensign in the 50th Madras Native Infantry on 13 June 1857, and promoted to Lieutenant on 1 May 1860. He served with the Kurnool Moveable Column and Saugor Field Division, and was present at the storm of the Fort of Putra, 13 November 1858. He was appointed Quartermaster 40th Madras N.I., 23 February 1863; Quartermaster 24th Madras N.I., 19 December 1864; Adjutant 5th Madras N.I., 24 November 1865. Granted furlough on medical leave, 18 January 1868, he died on board the Walmer Castle on 20 June 1868, aged 28.