WIN19-01 Lt. Colonel Patrick Maxwell, 19th Regiment of Light Dragoons
During the Battle of Assaye a formation of Maratha cavalry charged the 74th Highland Regiment in the flank, and began capturing some of the British guns.
In response, Lt. Colonel Maxwell advanced with his cavalry brigade, which consisted of three regiments of Native Cavalry and the 19th Light Dragoons, and charged the enemy’s left driving the Maratha cavalry into the river Juah, and from the field of battle.
The Maratha army was so large that the British rear was still threatened, so Maxwell’s cavalry returned to the rear, and ended the day with another charge against the Maratha infantry, even though the men and horses were exhausted.
In the initial pursuit of the Maratha cavalry Lt. Colonel Maxwell was killed.