Major George Cunningham or Cuninghame (1783–1838), 7th Bengal Native Infantry, Commanding 2nd Corps Rohilla Cavalry

by James Howe

After initial service with the 7th Bengal Native Infantry and as aide-de-camp to Major-General James Morris, Cunningham was appointed to command the 2nd Rohilla Cavalry when it was raised on 26 July 1815. He fought with this regiment in the Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh, India) insurrection of 1816, as a result of which his health suffered, and he was later awarded an additional pension in respect of this service. He retired in 1821 and became an Especial Judge in Mauritius, where he died in 1838.

A little earlier than usual, but this is a great painting so it must be posted.