This Day in History: 1897-09-30

An under-strength 2nd Battalion left Dehra Dun for Lines of Communications duties on the North West Frontier. They did not have an active role in the Tirah Expedition and the Regimental diarist commented: ‘The 2nd Battalion suffered as some troops must suffer sometimes, from a lack of interest and excitement that falls to their more fortunate brethren.’  Click here for an account of the 1st Battalion’s more active involvement in this and subsequent campaigns in the area.