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==== Historical books online ====
 
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/pathanrevoltinno00millrich ''The Pathan Revolt in North-West India''] by H. Woosnam Mills 1897 Archive.org<br>
 
*[http://www.archive.org/details/pathanrevoltinno00millrich ''The Pathan Revolt in North-West India''] by H. Woosnam Mills 1897 Archive.org<br>
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028659575#page/n9/mode/2up ''The Campaign in Tirah 1897-98''] by Col H D Hutchinson 1898 Archive.org <br>
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028659575#page/n9/mode/2up ''The Campaign in Tirah 1897-98: An Account of the Expedition Against the Orakzais and Afridis under General Sir William Lockhart, GCB, KCSI''] by Col H D Hutchinson 1898 Archive.org <br>
 
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/indianfrontierwa00jameiala#page/n7/mode/2up ''The Indian Frontier War being an account of the Mohmund and Tirah expeditions, 1897''] by Lionel James 1898 Archive.org<br>
 
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/indianfrontierwa00jameiala#page/n7/mode/2up ''The Indian Frontier War being an account of the Mohmund and Tirah expeditions, 1897''] by Lionel James 1898 Archive.org<br>
 
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/lockhartsadvanc00shadgoog#page/n10/mode/2up  ''Lockhart's advance through Tirah''] by Leonard Julius Shadwell 1898 Archive.org<br>
 
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/lockhartsadvanc00shadgoog#page/n10/mode/2up  ''Lockhart's advance through Tirah''] by Leonard Julius Shadwell 1898 Archive.org<br>

Latest revision as of 10:43, 4 December 2019

Tirah Campaign
Part of North West Frontier Campaigns
Date: 10 June 1897-April 1898
Location: Tirah, NWF
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 33.798237°N 70.135386°E
Result: Submission of tribes
Combatants
British & Indians Afridi & Orakzai tribesmen
Commanders
Lt Gen Sir William Lockhart
Strength
British Officers 1,010
British Troops 10,882
Indian Troops 22,614
Total 34,506
Non-combatants 19,934
40-50,000
Casualties

The Tirah Campaign took place in 1897-98.

Campaign Actions

Battle of Samana Ridge Aug-Sept 1897
Battle of Dargai Heights Oct 1897

Tirah Field Force

FIRST DIVISION

Commander: Brig-Gen William Penn Symons
First Brigade
Col I.S.M.Hamilton CB DSO
Succeeded by Brig Gen R.Hart VC CB

Second Brigade
Commander: Brig Gen A.Gaselee CB

Divisional Troops

SECOND DIVISION

Commander: Maj-Gen A G Yeatman-Biggs
Third Brigade
Brig Gen F.J.Kempster DSO

Fourth Brigade
Brig Gen R.Westmacott CB DSO

Divisional Troops

Recommended Reading

Campaigns of the North-West Frontier by Capt H.L.Nevill DSO 1916
Reprinted by The Naval & Military Press Ltd 2005
ISBN 1-845741-87-0
The 1912 edition is available online, refer below.


External links

Historical books online