Colonel (later General Sir) Dighton MacNaghten Probyn (1833–1924), CB, VC, and Honorary ADC to the Viceroy of India and HM’s Indian Cavalry, 1867
By James Rannie Swinton
Oil on canvas, 239.7 x 148.2 cm
Probyn is shown in the uniform of 11th Bengal Lancers. He began his career with 2nd Punjab Cavalry, serving for five years in operations on the Trans-Indus frontier before his outstanding service in the Indian Mutiny (1857–1859). He was mentioned in despatches seven times during the Mutiny, then awarded the Victoria Cross ‘...for gallantry and daring throughout this campaign’.
Collection: National Army Museum