Based on extracts from - A short history of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 1741-1922 for the young soldiers of the Regiment. By R.B. Crosse
For both the 43rd in the Madras Presidency and the 52nd in Bengal the next three years, until the spring of 1857, were uneventful.
In May, 1857, the native troops at Meerut and Delhi mutinied, and disaffection began to spread.
The 43rd was not engaged until September 1857, being then used to disarm native troops. Moving in December from Bangalore the Regiment made a record march of 1,300 miles through Central India, clearing the districts of mutineers until it reached Calpee in July, 1858. Skirmishes with rebels occurred at intervals during the rest of the year, and in January, 1859, when the Regiment was again on the march rounding up rebels, Private Addison, for gallantly rescuing a wounded officer, also received the Victoria Cross, being severely wounded himself. Later in the year various places which, still held out were subdued, but the end of 1859 saw the Mutiny completely suppressed, and the 43rd under orders to return to the Madras Presidency.
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