Battle of Ali Masjid Fort 1878

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Battle of Ali Masjid Fort 1878
Part of 2nd Afghan War 1878-80
Date: 21 November 1878
Location: Ali Masjid, Khyber Pass, NWF
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 34.043972°N 71.250433°E
Result: British victory
British & Indians Afghan army & various tribes
Lt Gen Sir Sam Browne Faiz Mahomed
16,000 British & Indian troops
48 guns
3,700 Afghan troops
Unknown number of tribesmen
24 guns
58 killed About 500 killed & 500 captured

External Links

Recommended Reading

"Road to Kabul" by Brian Robson 1986 ISBN 1862271968

Medal Afghanistan 1878-80 Clasp Ali Musjid

General Browne's March from Peshawar to Gandamak

Actions fought on this march:
Ali Masjid – Futtehabad

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