David Cameron's ancestors helped suppress Indian mutiny

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One of David Cameron’s ancestors helped suppress the Indian Mutiny, it has emerged.

Just days after the Prime Minister won praise for his first visit to the subcontinent, it was disclosed that Mr Cameron’s great-great-grandfather was a British cavalryman who fought the Indians more than 150 years ago.

William Low left behind graphic accounts of how he slew rebels with his sabre and participated in a mass hanging of civilians during the two-year mutiny against British rule, which began in 1857.

Had the full story of his great-great-grandfather’s involvement in suppressing the mutiny become public before Mr Cameron’s recent trip to the subcontinent, it could have caused diplomatic embarrassment....

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