Bailee Guard Gate, Lucknow, 1858
Photograph by Lance Corporal E W Jones, Royal Engineers, Indian Mutiny, 1858.
The Bailee Guard Gate was the main entrance to the Lucknow Residency compound. It was named after Major John Baillie, who was the British Resident in Oudh from 1811-1815. During the siege it was occupied by a force under the command of Captain Robert Hope Moncrieff Aitken of the 13th Bengal Native Infantry. Aitken won the Victoria Cross for his actions during the siege.
One of 12 photographic prints by Lance Corporal E W Jones, Royal Engineers.
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