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General Joseph Edwin Thackwell (1813–1900), CB

Photo credit: National Army Museum

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Joseph Edwin Thackwell served in the 22nd (The Cheshire) Regiment of Foot in Scinde in 1842–1843, and was present at the Battle of Hyderabad. He also saw action in the 1844–1845 campaign in southern Mahratta country, including the capture of Forts Punallar and Pownghur. From 1852 to 1853, he was aide-de-camp to his uncle, General Sir Joseph Thackwell (1781–1859), commanding the Meerut Division, before returning to England to rejoin his regiment.

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oil on canvas


H 127.6 x W 102.9 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1987-12-44

Acquisition method

gift from Mrs M. Thackwell, 1987

Work type



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