Battle of Ghoaine

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Battle of Ghoaine
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 30 August 1842
Location: Ghoaine, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: approx 33.016395°N 67.938603°E
Result: British success
British & Indians Various Afghan tribes
General Sir William Nott Shumshoodeen Khan (Shams ud din)

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


Marching north, General Nott came to Ghoaine and attacked a fort. Shams-ud-Din's force engaged Nott and in the ensuing action the Afghans were routed.

External Links

1st Afghan War Wikipedia
History of the War in Afghanistan Google Books
Action at Ghoaine Google Books
Maj Gen Sir William Nott ODNB

Historical books on-line

Recollections of four years' service in the East with H.M. Fortieth regiment... - Captain Neill's Account Google Books