This Day in History: 1846-02-10

The Sirmoor Battalion fought at the battle of Sobraon. They had ‘almost the severest work of the whole action, having been driven back 3 times by the Sikhs but with a fourth supreme effort managed to effect an entry into the formidable works’. Captain Fisher, the Commandant of the Sirmoor Battalion, was killed in this action.  Click here for a more detailed description of the campaign of which this battle was a part.

Captain John Fisher, by Jivan Ram c.1840.  The painting was bequeathed to the Gurkha Museum in 1995 by Mrs E. M. Dixon, Captain Fisher’s great-granddaughter.