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Tomb of MA O ayne

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“Augustus Otway Mayne of the Bengal Horse Artillery was killed at the Relief of Lucknow in 1857. The great Lord Roberts, on finding his body, ‘took his dear friend Mayne out at early dawn and dug his grave and buried him in his blue frock-coat and long boots, and, as they laid him there, leant down and fixed his eyeglass into his eye as he always wore it in the heat of the fray. His grave now lies on the seventh fairway at Lucknow Golf Course, a cause of great frustration to golfers.” Journal of the Families in British India Society, No. 17, p21 (2007)

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Brigadier Ian Rees
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Friday 3 July 2015
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