British and native officers of Fane's Horse serving in China, 1860. 'These corps of irregular cavalry occupy a notable position in the expeditionary army to China. They form an admirable exemplar of that system of training the natives of India for the military service of the Government which has been found to answer so well...Commencing at the left hand, we have Lieutenant Carnac, of the 1st Bengal Cavalry, attached to Fane's Horse. Next to him is Nin Sing, an Affghan Subidar of great proportions. The third is Lieutenant Cattley, third Commandant, honourably mentioned in Sir Hope Grant's despatch as having gallantly led the charge of Fane's Horse on the left flank on the 18th of September. Then comes a Sikh Subidar, wearing the Order of Merit. The celebrated Resildar (native Captain), Nuxban Khan, an Affghan, follows. He stood firm to the British in the mutiny at Benares, and wears the first class of the Order of British India and first class of the Order of Merit. Lastly, we have a Resildar of the third troop, a dashing youth of twenty. He is a Sikh, and bears the Order of Valour for distinguished conduct in the field during the mutiny, for which also he was promoted'. From "Illustrated London News", 1860.
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