SOWAR BADAN SINGH
2ND REGIMENT HODSON’S HORSE
An interesting and scarce Indian Mutiny medal with clasp for Lucknow properly
named in engraved running script to Sowar Badan Singh of the 2nd Regiment of
Hodson’s Horse.  The medal and clasp to Sowar Singh, a Sikh, are fully verified by
the roll dated the 22nd of December, 1860.

The 2nd Regiment of Hodson’s Horse only came into being after the death of the
gallant cavalry commander, Captain W. S. R. Hodson, who had raised the regiment
and for whom it was named.

A discussion of the creation of the 2nd Regiment and its activities during the
Mutiny is contained in the Regiment History by Major Cardew and is as follows:


Hodson’s Horse 1857-1922, by Major F. G. Cardew