Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

THE INDIAN FRONTIER.

DESPERATE FIGHTING. IPeb Press Association.—Copyright.] CALCUTTA, November 18. The column under Brigadier-general Kempter, when crossing Theri Kanda Pass, was“ attacked by a large force of Indian tribesmen, chiefly consisting uf Zakha Khels and Akha Khels. The Sikhs held the heights, whilst the Qhoorkas sought refuge from the fire of the enemy. A body of. Afridis from Saransar attacked the Fifteenth Sikhs, and a hand-to-hand conflict took place, great gallantry being displayed. One desperate bayonet charge was made by the Sikhs, the result of which was that sixty tribesmen were killed. The Sikhs received support from the Thirty-sixth Sikhs, and together the two regiments retired down the pass, fighting bravely in the darkness. It was found that the enemy wore holding the pass and blocked path, but the Sikhs, with a ringing cheer, drove the tribesmen out at the point of the bayonet. After the fighting a detachment of the Dorsetshire Regiment became separated from the main body and lost their way. The enemy were still watching the movements of the British troops, and overwhelmed the detachment, killing thirteen. The fighting lasted many hours. Captain Nicholas Lewarne (wing officer of the Fifteenth Bengal Infantry), Lieut. S. M. A. Halles (of the Bedfordshire Regiment), Lieut. Crooke (of the Suffolk Regiment), Lieut. G. M. Wylie (of the Second Ghoorkas), and twenty-five men were killed and many wounded. The enemy sustained a heavy loss. AFGHAN OFFICIALS INVOLVED. CALCUTTA, November 18. Said Akbar’s letters, seized by the British, include documents which implicate a number of Afghan officials in connection with the frontier tribesmen’s revolt.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ESD18971119.2.25

Bibliographic details

THE INDIAN FRONTIER., Issue 10475, 19 November 1897

Word Count
262

THE INDIAN FRONTIER. Issue 10475, 19 November 1897

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working