​ A fine Defence of Delhi Ridge Picquet Commander’s Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1858, 1 Clasp: Delhi, awarded to Lieutenant T.B. Grierson, 1st Battalion, 8th King’s Regiment of Foot, who saw service during the siege of Delhi and in the defence of Delhi Ridge during July and August 1857, and took part in the repulse of the sorties of the 9th, 14th, 18th, and 23rd July. On the 14th July he commanded a picquet of men at Sammy House on the right of the ridge, which was sent to the aid of the 130 men of his regiment holding the fortified post of the S

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A fine Defence of Delhi Ridge Picquet Commander’s Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1858, 1 Clasp: Delhi, awarded to Lieutenant T.B. Grierson, 1st Battalion, 8th King’s Regiment of Foot, who saw service during the siege of Delhi and in the defence of Delhi Ridge during July and August 1857, and took part in the repulse of the sorties of the 9th, 14th, 18th, and 23rd July. On the 14th July he commanded a picquet of men at Sammy House on the right of the ridge, which was sent to the aid of the 130 men of his regiment holding the fortified post of the Subzee Mundee Serai, which was then under attack by strong columns of infantry, supported by field artillery and a heavy fire from the guns on the ramparts of the city… the attack was successfully repulsed with Grierson’s aid. Grierson died of dropsy on the 4th September 1857 whilst at Ambala.    
 
Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1858, 1 Clasp: Delhi; (LIEUT. THOS. B. GRIERSON, 1ST. BN. 8TH. REGT.)

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Thomas Beattie Grierson, was the only son of Major William Grierson, 15th Foot, grandson of Sir Robert Grierson, Bart., of Lag, County Dumfries, and great-grandson of Alexander, Earl of Carnwath.
Grierson followed in his father’s footsteps, and was commissioned into the British Army as an Ensign in the 28th North Gloucestershire Regiment of Foot on 21st May 1847. Proceeding out to India, he joined his regiment at Deesa in the autumn of the same year, and in November accompanied it to Bombay. On the 27th December 1847 he transferred to the 1st Battalion, 8th King’s Regiment of Foot, the left wing of which he joined at Bombay in the spring of 1848.
In the following October he proceeded with his regiment to Karachi, and in December 1850 accompanied it to Deesa, where he served for nearly three years. Promoted to Lieutenant on 15th October 1852, in December 1853 he went home on sick leave, and was absent from India till the spring of 1857, when he rejoined his regiment at Jullundur, being stationed there on the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny in June 1857.
That month, he was part of the force which advanced to Delhi, and was then actively engaged in the siege for the next two months, taking part in the repulse of the sorties of the 9th, 14th, 18th, and 23rd July.
The ‘Historical Record of The King’s Liverpool Regiment of Foot’ states: ‘On the 14th July, the enemy attacked the right position with numerous forces. On that day one hundred and thirty men of the regiment, under Captains A.C. Robertson and J.M. Bannatyre, were on picquet at the fortified post of the Subzee Mundee Serai, which covered the extreme right of the ridge. The Sammy House, another fortified position in the immediate vicinity, being seriously threatened by the enemy, forty men of the picquet, under Lieutenant Grierson, were detached to its aid. Several attacks subsequently made on it by strong columns of infantry, supported by field artillery and a heavy fire from the guns on the ramparts of the city, were repulsed….’

Towards the end of August 1857 Grierson was invalided to Ambala, at which place he died of dropsy on the 4th September 1857.