1854 Aka Khel Expedition - which units involved?

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1854 Aka Khel Expedition - which units involved?

Postby Mark » 25 Apr 2014 12:32

Can anyone tell me what British/Indian units took part in the Aka Khel Expedition of 1854 under Lieutenant-Colonel J. H. Craigie? Also what source for this information?

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Re: British/Indian Units in the Aka Khel Expedition, 1854

Postby Billy Fish » 25 Apr 2014 19:15

Hi Mark,

Expedition Againat the Aka Khel and Bassi Khel 1855

Peshawar Mountain Battery - Captain T. Brougham
16th Irregular Cavalry - Lieut F.H.Smith
4th Bengal Native Infantry - Major C. Patterson
9th Bengal Native Infantry - Major L P D Eld
20th Bengal Native Infantry - Lieut A.J. Shuldham

Taken from ' Red with Two Blue Stripes'

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Re: British/Indian Units in the Aka Khel Expedition, 1854

Postby Mark » 25 Apr 2014 21:24

Fantastic! I have searched through all my books but to no avail so this information is greatly appreciated!

I did have a copy of Red with Two Blue Stripes but annoyingly I cannot locate it.

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Re: British/Indian Units in the Aka Khel Expedition, 1854

Postby Billy Fish » 26 Apr 2014 12:28

Hi Mark,

There is also another account in The Services of the Bengal Native Army by Lieut F.G.Cardew page 255.

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Re: British/Indian Units in the Aka Khel Expedition, 1854

Postby Mark » 26 Apr 2014 16:01

Will take a look, thank you!

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