Action at Jugdulluk Pass

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Action at Jugdulluk Pass
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 18 October 1842
Location: Jugdulluk, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 34.427737°N 69.760313°E
Result: British losses
British & Indians Ghilzai tribesmen
Brig Gen Thomas Monteath
Lt-Col Richmond
7 killed
37 wounded

This was an event during the 1st Afghan War
For context see main article The Withdrawal from Afghanistan


Brigadier Monteath commanding the rearguard with two guns held the Jugdulluk Pass while the main column and baggage passed through.

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Jagdalak/Jegdalek
Variants: Jagdalek/Jagdalik/Jugdulluk

External Links

1st Afghan War Wikipedia
History of the War in Afghanistan Google Books

Historical books on-line

Memorials of Affghanistan: being state papers, official documents" by Joachim Hayward Stocquele 1893 Monteath's despatch (Google Books)