This Day In History: 1918-04-04

The Marri field Force encountered a gathering of Marri tribesmen, in number some 1,500 or more, who were making a stand on a high and almost inaccessible hill that overlooked the line of march of the main column. One company of the 2nd Battalion supported by a platoon of the South Lancs scaled the hill prior to mounting an attack. Over 100 Marri were killed in this engagement and many more wounded. Only five Gurkhas were wounded. This action broke the back of the revolt, the Field Force was disbanded and the Battalion was able to return to its base in Tank and prepare for further operations.