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De Puis or De L’ust

De Puis or De L’ust
Trainer of Gunner Recruits in the Sikh Army

A French soldier of fortune who came to Lahore in 1842, and was employed by the Sikh Darbar as a trainer of gunner recruits. Later, he was made commandant of a battalion, but, being found unfit for command, he was removed from service in 1844. He then proceeded to Shimla where he opened a school for teaching French and dancing..

Source: TheSikhEncyclopedia.Com

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