Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1858, no clasp. Ensign C. Handyside attached to 1st battalion 13th Light Infantry. EF

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Charles E. Handyside was born in Edinburgh 7th November 1838 the son of Hugh Handyside, Writer to the Signet. He was educated at Murchiston Castle, Edinburgh University and Captain Magpies, Croydon. Handyside had been a Writer at East India House from April 1856 but resigned to take up his commission in November 1857. He was examined and passed on 14th January 1858, arriving at Fort William on 4th March 1858. Commissioned into the 5th Bengal European Regiment he was posted to do duty with H.M.s 13th Light Infantry on 17th March 1858, seeing action in the engagement at Uighur (medal). He died of fever, September 1860, age 22 years, and is buried in Mirzapur Cemetery.

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