This Day in History: 1825-10-03

A year after the Battle of Koonja the Hon. Mr Frederick Shore visited the ruins of the fort, accompanied by his Goorkha orderly who had also fought the rebels. The Goorkha was delighted because he was able to recount to Shore an incident when he had chased a rebel. Having cornered him the rebel begged for mercy ‘in the most forcible manner one Hindoo can to another viz by putting some grass in his mouth and saying ‘I am your cow !’.  The Goorkha however was on him at once, shouting ‘Take that, you vile plunderer!’ and cut him down with his kukri’.

Frederick Shore in 1820