Perak War

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Perak War
November 1875-December 1876
Chronological list of Wars and Campaigns
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Location: Pasir Salak, Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia
British troops from China
Indian troops from Madras
Perak Malays
Result: Sultan deposed
India General Service Medal
Category: Minor Campaigns


The immediate cause of the punitive expedition was the assassination in Malaya of the British resident J.W.W.Birch Government adviser to Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah II the Sultan of Perak. An expeditionary force undwr Maj Gen The Hon. Francis Colbourne CB and Brig Gen John Ross was sent which fought a number of engagements subduing the territory which was occupied for a year.

Perak Expeditionary Force

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