This Day in History: 1857-09-14

The Sirmoor Battalion took part at the storming of the Kashmir Gate at Delhi. The Commandant, Charles Reid, was wounded in the engagement. After the storming of the Kashmir Gate, fighting on the ridge at Delhi came to a close, marking the end of the Indian Mutiny. The Sirmoor Battalion had lost 327 of the 490 men they had started with in May of that year, including 8 out of 9 British Officers. In 1863 the Regiment was presented with the Queen’s Truncheon to commemorate the event. The 14th September subsequently became the Regimental Day, celebrated each year. Click here to read an account of the campaign.