Dr William Brydon

Dr William Brydon was the token survivor who arrived in Jellalabad after the rest of Elphinstone's army had been wiped out. He was later immortalised by Lady Butler in a famous painting of his forlorn arrival. Undaunted by his military experiences he took part in the Burmese Campaign ten years later and ended up playing a crucial role in the Siege of Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny.

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