This Day in History: 1897-09-12

At about 16.00 hrs the 1st Battalion, on the North-West Frontier of India, reached Gogra Hill, about 5km short of Fort Lockhart on the Samana Range, but it was not until 02.30 hrs 12 September 1897 that the Battalion rearguard and baggage under Captain Robinson finally arrived. He reported persistent attacks by the enemy. 3 Goorkhas had been killed and 6 wounded. The drivers had run away, and camels had been shot or became unmanageable and bolted. However, with the assistance from the 3rd Gurkha Rifles 12 out of 51 animals had been retrieved. Click here to read an account of the campaign.