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Box containing bone splinters from the arm of Lieutenant Charles Fletcher, 48th Bengal Native Infantry, 1857

Charles William Fletcher (1833-1903) was reputedly present at the Siege of Lucknow in 1857, during the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859). His arm was apparently shattered by a musket ball during the siege when he was serving as a Lieutenant in the 48th Bengal Native Infantry. The bone fragments are believed to have been removed from his arm in 1868.

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NAM. 1957-06-19-1


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National Army Museum, Soldier gallery

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