This Day in History: 1896-01-10

The Regimental British Officers’ Mess in Dehra Dun had not yet been constructed, and the two battalions had separate messes. A reminiscence in the 1936 newsletter recalls ‘When the 2nd Battalion officers wished to bicycle or drive to their lines, they had to do so by going all round via the 1st Battalion Quarterguard and Ramsden’s Bungalow. If they rode up through the 1st Battalion Lines they had to jump a series of ditches which had been purposely dug to hinder traffic’.