Action at Khurkowdah

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Action at Khurkowdah
Part of Indian Mutiny
Date: 15 August 1857
Location: Kharkhoda, Haryana
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 28.874855°N 76.913027°E
Result: British victory
Combatants
East India Company
Hodson's Horse
Rebel Sepoys
Commanders
Lieut William Hodson Bisharut Ali
Strength
233 Hodson's Horse
103 Guide Cavalry
25 Jhind horsemen with 6 European officers
Casualties
7 wounded

This event was part of the Delhi Campaign during the Indian Mutiny

Hodson's Detachment

Wounded in action

Guides Cavalry:

  • Duffadar Goojur
  • Darogha Jairam Sing
  • Sowar Sultan (slightly)

Hodson's Horse:

  • Lt Gough (slightly)
  • Naib Rissaldar Hookum Sing (severely)
  • Jemadar Ahmed Beg (slightly)
  • Sowar Sooltan Sing (severely)

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Kharkhoda
Variants: Kharkhauda/Khurkowdah/Khurkowdeh

External Links

Hodson's despatch Google Books