This Day in History: 1880-06-28

The exact date is unclear, but at about this time in June 1880 the Regiment lamented the death at Dehra Dun of Subedar-Major Singbir Thapa. He had joined the Regiment on its being raised in 1815 and served with it from Sepoy to Subedar-Major for 53 years. He had been given a grant of land as a reward for his services on his retirement in 1868. The Regimental History reports that during his long service he had showed ‘an example of good conduct and soldierly qualities seldom equalled’.