England's March to Quetta

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


Once it was decided that forces should be withdrawn from Afghanistan, General Nott left Kandahar for Kabul and General England took the remainder of the garrison from Kandahar to Sind via Quetta. This was accomplished with little interference from the surrounding tribes.

England's Forces

  • One troop Shah's Horse Artillery
  • 4 guns drawn by bullocks
  • Two risallahs Irregular Horse
  • 25th Bombay Native Infantry
  • 1st Regiment Shah's Infantry
  • 2nd Regiment Shah's Infantry
  • 3rd Regiment Shah's Infantry


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906:
Richard England (1793-1883)
William Nott (1782-1845)

External Links

1st Afghan War Wikipedia
Afghan Wars Heritage History

Historical books on-line

Memorials of Affghanistan - Action at Kykulzye by J H Stocqueler 1863 (Google Books)
History of the War in Afghanistan Vol III (1841-1842) - Action at Hykulzye by John William Kaye Revised Edition (1858)