Dictionary of Indian Biography/Brind, Sir James

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BRIND, SIR JAMES (1808–1888)

Son of Walter Brind: born July 10, 1808: educated at Addiscombe: joined the Bengal Artillery in 1827: in 1854 he commanded the Artillery in Sir Sydney Cotton's force against the Mohmands: at the siege of Delhi in the mutiny he commanded a battery, called after him: showed great bravery and activity: it was said that he never slept, and that he should be covered with Victoria Crosses from head to foot: commanded the Artillery in a number of engagements in 1858: in Oudh, Rohilkund and the pursuit of Firozshah: Brevet Colonel and C.B.: was Inspr-General of Artillery, 1865: K.C.B., 1869: commanded the Sirhind Division, 1873–8: General, 1877: G.C.B., 1884: died Aug. 3, 1888: he was married five times.