Sutlej Medal, Sobraon reverse, to Lieutenant T.E.B. Lees, 43rd Regiment Native Infantry, died in September 1865 whilst second in command of 31st Bengal Native Infantry.
Sutlej Medal, Sobraon reverse, with unofficial Subraon clasp (LIEUt T:E:B: LEES 43RD REGt N:I:)
Thomas Ellis Bridgeman Lees, Major and Second in Command, 43rd Bengal Native Infantry. Born 1820 and entered the HEIC as a Cadet in 1840, Ensign September 1840. Lieutenant January 1845, Captain November 1856. Appointed 2nd in Command of the 2nd Assam Light Infantry 1859, transferred to the Bengal Staff Corps as a Major. He died at Nynee Tal on the 19th September 1865 when Second in Command of the 31st Bengal Native Infantry.