Battle of Mookoor

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Battle of Mookoor
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 28 August 1842
Location: Moqor, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 32.820548°N 67.764586°E
Result: British defeat
British & Indians Various Afghan tribes
Capt Delamain
General Sir William Nott
Shumshoodeen Khan (Shams ud din)
58 killed and 3 wounded 100 killed

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


General Nott's army was encamped and forage for horses was being collected. When a rumour started that grasscutters had been attacked, Capt Delamain, 3rd Bombay Light Cavalry, took off with a party of cavalry. The rumour proved false but Delamain was abushed by Afghan infantry and cavalry. He suffered casualties and was forced to retreat in confusion. General Nott carried out reprisals against a nearby village.

Delamain's Force

Named casualties

  • Captain Bury, 3rd Bombay Cavalry, killed
  • Captain Reeves, 3rd Bombay Cavalry, killed
  • Captain Ravenscroft, 3rd Bombay Cavalry, wounded
  • Lieutenant M'Kenzie, 3rd Bombay Cavalry, wounded
  • Lieutenant Chamberlain, Irregular Cavalry, wounded

External Links

1st Afghan War Wikipedia
History of the War in Afghanistan Google Books
Action at Mookoor Google Books
Asiatic Journal article 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