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THE INDIAN FRONTIER.

SEVEN HOURS’ FIGHTING. ' DASHING CHARGE BY THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS. (Pkß Press Association.—Copyright.j.; CALCUTTA, Octob'er 22. In tho second attack made,, by the British under Brigadier-general Big»s upon Dafgai, one of the heights commanding the Chagru Pass, the following officers were killed Captain Smith, of the Derbyshire Regiment; LieutenantLamout, of the Gordon Highlanders. Five other officers were wounded. Of.the rank and_ file six men of the Dorsetshire Regiment, two of the Derbyshire and ten Gourkhas were killed, while thirty of the Dorsetshire Regiment, seventeen of the Derbyshire Regiment, and twelve Gourkhas were wounded. The Gordon Highlanders had thirty-two men killed bp. wounded. Details of the attack show that the head of the attacking column; was five times destroyed.- ■ Eventually the Gordon Highlanders, led by Colonel Mathias, made a dashing charge-and captured the ridge. The fighting lasted for seven hours.

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THE INDIAN FRONTIER., Evening Star, Issue 10452, 23 October 1897

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THE INDIAN FRONTIER. Evening Star, Issue 10452, 23 October 1897

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