This Day in History: 1919-05-06

At the start of the 3rd Afghan War the 2nd Battalion deployed with a squadron of the 27th Light Cavalry to Murtaza, in the Gomal Pass on what was then the border between India and Afghanistan, to assist in the withdrawal of civil officials from outposts in the districts of Gomal (now part of Afghanistan) and Sarwakai (now part of Pakistan).