Patrick Lysaght

September 20, 2019 9:07 am Published by

Lysaght served as a private soldier in the 78th Highlanders or Ross-shire Buffs. The regiment embarked in 1826 from Ireland to Ceylon (Sri Lanka), where its numbers were depleted by a severe bout of cholera. When the survivors returned to Britain in 1837 they brought back with them a young elephant, which had been trained to march at the head of the regimental band.

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