Herein lie the legacy of Brave Dunlops, Warriors all, who fought in The Indian Rebellion and other battles in that theater.
Read about the Dunlops who died there in defense of the British Empire:
where the ground is hallowed by their blood,
and their actions upon it!
Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Henry Wallace Dunlop C.B., Born June 1823 at Ratnaghiri in Madras. Volunteer Officer in the Khakee Ressalah, or Meerut Volunteer Horse during the Mutiny of 1857-8. He wrote an excellent account of the exploits of this unit. He was joint magistrate at Juanpur in 1852. While serving in that position, a notorious outlaw, Rundheer Singh was ravaging the Indian State of Rawal. Dunlop raised a volunteer force of 34 natives, and rode at its head straight into the Rundheer's camp and effected his capture in spite of the outlaws 300 followers being present! For this exploit he was awarded with a dress of honour, a gold sword, dagger and shield by the King of Oudh. In 1859 he was elected a member of the Royal Geographical Society. He died 15th November 1887.
-John Alexander (Sandy) Agnew Dunlop-Wallace 7th Bart. of Craigie(1775-10 February 1857). Grandson of Frances Wallace Dunlop and Eldest son of Lieutenant Colonel Sir Thomas Wallace, 6th Baronet, he served as aide-de-camp to Lt-Colonel Maxwell, his uncle, who had a command under Cornwallis in the campaigns against Tippoo Sultaun of Mysore. He also served under Sir Ralph Abercrombie in Egypt, and commanded the 88th Regiment, the Connaught Rangers, in the Peninsular War. He was made a K.C.B. and rose to the rank of General in 1851. He Had five sons and one daughter with Janet Rodger of Glasgow. Ensign 75th Foot 1787, Lieutenant 60th Foot 1790, Lieutenant 75th Foot 1791, Captain 58th Foot 1796, Major 58th Foot 1803, Lieutenant Colonel 11th Reserve Battalion* 1804, Lieutenant Colonel 88th Foot 1805. Brevet Colonel 1813, Major General 1819, Lieutenant General 1837, General 1851.Early Service: India 1789-1796 and Aide-de-Camp at Seringapatam 1792, Minorca 1798, Egypt 1801. Peninsular War: with his regiment 1809 and took temporary command of the 3rd Division in April 1812 and brigades in the 3rd Division July - October 1811, ?January - February 1812?, June - October 1812. Other Service: Appointed to temporary command of 14th Brigade France August 1815. CB 1815. KCB 1833. Succeeded as 7th Baronet 1835. Colonel of 88th 1831-1857.
James Dunlop (1759-1832) - Lieut. Colonel of 77th Regiment - Bombay Army
On 25 December 1787 Dunlop was transferred to India as Captain in the 77th Foot, a regiment drawn mainly from his own estates, and one of four new regiments which, along with the 74th, 75th and 76th, were requested by the Board of Control for the Affairs of India.
Dunlop served under Cornwallis in the Third Anglo-Mysore War against the forces of Tipu Sultan. He was made Deputy Paymaster-General to the British contingent of the Bombay Army, then later, the military secretary to the Bombay Government. Promoted to Brevet Major on 1 March 1794, Dunlop was confirmed Major of his regiment on 15 September 1795 and promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel of the 77th Foot on 12 December 1795. When news of his promotion arrived in India, Dunlop resigned his staff appointments and rejoined his regiment. After leading a successful campaign in Malabar, he became the senior officer at Kochi Kerala
Dunlop commanded a brigade in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War and served at the Battle of Seedaseer 6 March 1799. Dunlop received a severe sword wound whilst leading the left column at the Storming of Seringapatam on 4 May. Tipu Sultan, who was killed during the battle, had his lands redistributed and Dunlop played a role in securing British control of Kanara before returning home in 1800. Dunlop served as a professional soldier in North America, India and the Peninsular War. Also served as M.P. for Kirkcudbright in three successive parliaments from 1812-1826.
Died: 30 March 1832, at Southwick, Hampshire.
Major Arthur Wallace Dunlop, 27th of that Ilk, 1910-1937 Arthur was born 1 January 1866 at Lakefield, near Inverness, Scotland and died 15 February 1937 at Guildford, Surrey, England. Major Dunlop served with the 23rd Sikh Pioneers The 23rd Sikh Pioneers can trace their origins back to 1857, when they were known as the 15th Regiment of Punjab Infantry. Their battle honours include the Battles of Taku Forts (1858 and 1860), the Battle of Palikao in the Second Opium War, the 1868 Expedition to Abyssinia and the battles of Peiwar Kotal and Charasiab during the Second Afghan War in 1878. Shortly after being promoted to Major, Arthur Wallace Dunlop, along with the 23rd Sikh Pioneers, took part in the British Exhibition to Tibet, and was present at the Massacre at Chumik Shenko, where he was wounded in the front line.
He died 18th July 1840. Served Ceylon 1818. Attained rank of Lieutenant-Colonel just 9 days before his death on 18th July ( Grave at Simla - "Sacred to the memory of Major John Dunlop XXIIId Reg Nat Infy who died at Simla July 18th 1840. This tomb is erected to Major Dunlop by his brother officers in token of their esteem and regard."
Ensign Robert Dunlop - 1st European Light Infantry - died 31st July 1843. Grave at Subathu - "Sacred to the memory of Ensign Dunlop 1st European Light Infantry who died at Soobhatoo July 31st 1843. This monument is erected by his brother officers as a mark of their esteem."
Dunlop - Colonel William - Bengal Army - died 5th November 1841. Memorial in St. Andrew's Kirk, Calcutta - "In memory of Colonel William Dunlop, Quarter-Master General of the H.E.I. Company's Bengal Army. Born March 16, 1785 at Whitmuirhall, Parish of Selkirk, county of Roxburgh; Died November 5, 1841 at Allahabad, In progress to Simlah with the Commander-in-Chief. This tablet has been erected by a few friends in testimony of the affectionate regard with which they cherish the remembrance of his amiable qualities, genuine kindness and solid worth."
Major Anderson Alexander Dunlop 23rd Bengal , killed in Action, Peiwar, Kotal, February 12, 1878
James Dunlop Killed October 2nd, 1804 HM 94th Regiment of Foot (Scots Brigade) Fatahpur, India
Captain Donald Mackenzie Dunlop Waterfield- killed at Sarkai Kotal Afghanistan- 14th October 1879. Killed while attached to the 3rd Sikh Infantry.
Ensign Dunlop-Hay . 93rd Foot Sutherland Highlanders.
Pvt John B Dunlop, 1rst Bombay European Fusiliers.
Captain John Dunlop - killed by mutineers at Jhansi - 5th June 1857