This Day In History: 1868-10-05

On the North-West Frontier, the Sirmoor Rifles provided escort protection for 1st Brigade’s supply column which the rebels ambushed, causing much confusion as the drivers fled leaving the Goorkhas having to attend to the line of mules as well as beat off the enemy. A subsequent report noted: ‘The coolness with which the Goorkhas at once took the drivers’ places under fire and brought the convoy intact was much commended.’  Click here to read an account of the campaign.