Battle of Khawind

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Battle of Khawind
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 17 August 1841
Location: Khawind, near Gereshk, Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 31.822095°N 64.54993°E
Result: British victory
British and Indians Durrani and Teeree tribesmen
Captain John Griffin Aktar Khan
Akram Khan
800 Cavalry
350 infantry

Also referred to as the Battle of Secunderabad
This was an event during the 1st Afghan War
For context see main article General Nott at Kandahar


Aktar Khan continued to threaten Gereshk and Captain Griffin defeated him on 16 August 1841.

Field Detachment

  • One wing of 2nd Bengal Native Infantry
  • A portion of 1st Shah Shulah's Infantry
  • A portion of 5th Shah Shulah's Cavalry
  • Four 6-pounder guns under Lt G L Cooper
  • Detachment 1st Janbaz (Afghan Cavalry) under Capt Hart
  • Detachment 2nd Janbaz (Afghan Cavalry) under Lt G W G Golding

External Links

1st Afghan War Wikipedia
Afghan Wars Heritage History

Historical books on-line

Memorials of Affghanistan - Griffin's account by J H Stocqueler 1863 (Google Books)