Havelock's Grave


A print based on a painting by Lieutenant Mecham, showing the site of Henry Havelock's grave in the grounds of the Alam Bagh picquet house outside Lucknow. Sir Colin Campbell relieved Lucknow on 18 Nov 1858 and evacuated it on 22 Nov. Havelock was evacuated with everyone else but died on the way to Cawnpore. He had been ill, but continued to work hard during the siege of Lucknow and simply worked himself to death. His old regiment, the 13th Light Infantry, were dismayed not to have been included in Campbell's column at the relief of the city. But in 1861 they passed through Lucknow on 25 Nov and paid their respects at his grave.


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by Stephen Luscombe