Subedar Major Inderbeer Lamah, Sirdar Bahadur OBI

Subedar Major Inderbeer Lamah with the Queen’s Truncheon.  The exact date is not known but it must have been between 1868, when he was appointed Subedar Major, and his retirement in 1877.

Inderbeer Lamah was enlisted in 1815 having been in the Gurkha Army fighting the British.  As a Subedar he was severely wounded at Delhi in 1857 and was recommended, in a letter dated 28 March 1858, for the award of the Order of British India, 2nd Class.  He was also awarded the Indian Mutiny Medal with clasp ‘Delhi’.  He is thought to have been promoted Subedar Major circa 1868.

Letter 201/Pension in the Regimental Letter Book in the Gurkha Museum, Winchester, states that the Subedar Major, Sirdar Bahadur, was pronounced unfit for further service by an Invaliding Committee at Dehra Dun on 15 October 1877.  At that time his service extended over 52 years and he had filled every responsible post in the Regiment, including Drill Naick, Drill Havildar, Pay Havildar, Havildar Major and finally Subedar Major for nine years.


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