A Record of the Services of the Fifty-first (Second West York), the King's Own Light Infantry Regiment: With a List of Officers from 1755 to 1870

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Longmans, Green, 1870 - 277 pages

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Page 91 - The enemy, however, having completely failed in their attempt upon the position of the Spanish army on the heights of San Marcial, and finding that...
Page 61 - The men advanced under a very heavy fire of musketry and hand grenades from the outworks, and of shot and shells from the town, with the utmost intrepidity, and in the best order, to the bottom of the breach ; the advanced guard being led by Ensign Dyas, of the 51st regiment, who volunteered to perform this duty ; but they found that the enemy had cleared the rubbish from the bottom of the escarp; and, notwithstanding that they were provided with ladders, it was impossible to mount it. They retired...
Page 118 - Dragoons (Lancers) being permitted to bear on its Colours and Appointments, in addition to any other Badges or Devices which may have heretofore been granted to the Regiment, the Word
Page 47 - Majesty's 51st regiment, in command of a detachment from the garrison of Columbo, having, by a rapid succession of brilliant and important victories, driven the grand army of the Candians, commanded by the king in person, out of the British territories, taken all their artillery, and their royal standard, recovered from them many of the...
Page 220 - Itía'J (Medal) , on board the EIC steam frigate f'erooz during the naval action and destruction of the enemy's stockades on the Rangoon River ; served during the succeeding three days...
Page 218 - Shahjehanpore, defeat of the rebels and relief of the garrison, capture of the Fort of Bunnai, pursuit of the enemy to the left bank of the Goomtee, destruction of the Fort of Mahomdee attack on and capture of Shahabad, and action of Bunkagong.
Page 35 - Regiment, proceeded with a cool, steady confidence and unloaded arms towards the enemy, forced their way through a smart fire of musketry, and regardless of live shells flung into the breach or the additional defence of pikes, stormed the Mozello ; while Lieutenant-Colonel Wemyss with the Royal Irish Regiment, and two pieces of cannon...
Page 48 - Artillery, for the signal ser" vice rendered by him in taking charge of the Lascars whom " we recovered from the enemy. " His Excellency further desires Captain Pollock to assure " the non-commissioned officers and privates of his high appro" bation of their spirited and exemplary conduct.
Page 23 - ... men, and reached from the glacis to George Town, where our battalions laid down their arms, declaring they had surrendered them to God alone, having the consolation to know the victors could not plume themselves in taking an hospital. " Such were the distressing figures of our men, that many of the spanish and french troops are said to have shed tears as they passed them...
Page 184 - Rangoon river ; and served during the succeeding three days' operations in the vicinity, and at the storm and capture of Rangoon, and at the assault and capture of Bassein, 19th Hay, 1852.

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