Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Lucknow (Captn. G H I Heigham, 1st Bn. 23rd R.W. Fusrs.)
He joined his regiment at Cawnpore on 12 December 1857 and was present with it until the fall of Lucknow in March 1858, and at the minor affairs which took place during Lord Clyde’s winter campaign in Oudh in 1858-59, at the battles of Jubrowlie, Poorwah, Simree, Beerah and Doondiakiera with the left wing of the 23rd Fusiliers as Captain Commanding under Major Bulwer. In his report, sent from his camp at Goorsainunge, Major Bulwer was highly complimentary of Captain Heigham who commanded the two companies of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in the operations against the rebels at Selimpore, and Colonel Eveleigh in his report in the taking of the Simree Fort mentioned that the advance of the Fusiliers under Captain Heigham ‘excited my warmest approbation’. He was awarded the brevet rank of Major on 26 April 1859, and died of malignant smallpox at Lucknow on 6 May 1861.
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