Captain G P Brasier-Creagh


Brasier-Creagh joined the 9th Bengal Lancers in 1886. He was commanding two squadrons of the regiment on 18th October 1897 when it was attacked on the Bara River in the Tirah Campaign. He displayed coolness and gallantry whilst saving the lives of most of his men. In February the following year he raided the enemy and brought back a herd of camels.

During the South African War of 1900 he was appointed commanding officer of Roberts's Horse and was fatally wounded in action. He died on 27th April 1900.

In this photo taken c1899 Capt Brasier-Creagh is wearing the Indian style full dress uniform of blue kurta with white facings.


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by Stephen Luscombe