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THE RISING IN INDIA.

SEVERE FIGHTING WITH THE MOHMANDS. •

After driving the Mohmands to the hills Oolonel Jeffreys retired, being outnumbered by the enemy. The Mohmands subsequently repelled a cavalry charge and surrounded a company of Sikh guides, but the eavalryrallied and swept the enemy back, destroying their towers. ■ °

Another company of Sikhs were hard pressed and short of ammunitioM, when the forces and guide corps gallantly relieved them. The enemy then closely pressed the returning column.

During the darkness Colonel Jeffreys with a company of guides and Buffs became separated from the main column, and found themselves m peril until the cavalry came to their succor at daybreak. Lieutenants Hughes and Crawford were killed. Three officers were severely and four (including Colonel Jeffreys) slightly wounded. Th rty-four of the relievin/rank and file were killed, including eleven English and twenty-one Sikhs. The relieving force lost nmety-mght wounded, including fortyfour Englishand forty-two Sikhs.

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THE RISING IN INDIA., Issue 10424, 20 September 1897

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THE RISING IN INDIA. Issue 10424, 20 September 1897

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