General Roberts' March to Ali Kheyl

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In November 1878, after the refusal of the Afghans to admit a British delegation, Major General Roberts VC led the second invasion force through the Kurram Pass to Ali Kheyl fighting the Battle of Peiwar Kotal on the way. The presence of overwhelming occupation forces led to the Treaty of Gandamak and the British remained at Ali Kheyl taking possession of the Kurram Valley.

Kurram Valley Field Force

4,000 troops and 13 guns under Major General Roberts VC

Cavalry Brigade
Brig Gen Hugh Gough

Artillery Brigade
Col Alexander H. Lindsay

First Infantry Brigade
Brig Gen Alexander H. Cobbe

Second Infantry Brigade
Brig Gen J. B. Thelwell

External links

Historical Books on-line

Forty-one Years in India from Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief by Field Marshal Lord Roberts of Kandahar 1900 March to Ali Kheyl archive.org

General Roberts' March to Ali Kheyl

Actions fought on this march:
Peiwar Kotal

Phases:
General Browne's March from Peshawar to Gandamak – General Roberts' March to Ali Kheyl – General Stewart's March to Kandahar
General Roberts' March to Kabul – General Stewart's March to Kabul – General Roberts' March from Kabul to Kandahar
Part of the 2nd Afghan War