Black Mountain Expedition 1888

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Black Mountain Expedition 1888
Part of North West Frontier Campaigns
Date: 4 October-14 November 1888
Location: Black Mountain, NWF
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 34.617016°N 72.992962°E
Result: Submission of tribes
British & Indians Hassanzai, Akozai,

Parari Saiyid and Tikariwal tribesmen

Maj Gen John McQueen CB ADC

See also Battle of Maidan

Hazara Field Force

First Brigade
Brig Gen G.N.Channer VC

Col J.M.Sym, 1st Batt 5th Gurkhas
4th Hazara Mountain Battery (4 guns)
1st Batt Northumberland Fusiliers
One Company 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
3rd Sikhs
1st Batt 5th Gurkhas
Half 3rd Company Sappers & Miners

Col R.H.O'G.Haly, 1st Batt Suffolk Regiment
1st South Irish Div. Royal Artillery (2 guns)
1st Batt Suffolk Regiment
40th Bengal Infantry
45th Sikhs

Second Brigade
Brig Gen W.Galbraith

Lieut Col M.S.J.Sunderland, 2nd Batt Royal Sussex Regiment
1st South Irish Div. Royal Artillery (2 guns)
2nd Dejarat Mountain Battery (2 guns)
2nd Batt Royal Sussex Regiment
14th Sikhs
Half 3rd Company Sappers & Miners
Khyber Rifles (296 men)

Reserve Column
2nd Batt Seaforth Highlanders
15th Regiment of Bengal Cavalry
2nd Sikhs
Kashmir Contingent (1,392 men)

External links

North West Frontier Military History Wikipedia
Black Mountain Expeditions Sussex Regiment memorial
Black Mountain Imperial Gazetteer of India

Historical Books online

  • Frontier and Overseas Expeditions from India Vol I - Black Mountain Expedition 1888
  • Page 308 Memories of Seven Campaigns: a record of thirty-five years' service in the Indian Medical Department in India, China, Egypt, and the Sudan by James Howard Thornton, Deputy Surgeon General, Indian Medical Service, late Principal Medical Officer Punjab Frontier Force. 1895 (The author was in the Bengal Medical Service 1856-1891). The author was appointed principal medical officer of the Hazara Field Force.