Sikkim Expedition 1888

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Sikkim Expedition
Chronological list of Wars and Campaigns
Flag of Sikkim.svg.png
Location: Sikkim
British Field Force Tibetans
Result: British victory
Medals: India General Service medal
Clasp: Sikkim 1888
Category: Sikkim Expedition 1888
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Sikkim Expedition 1888
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In response to the proposed Macaulay Mission to Tibet the Tibetans cross the Sikkim border via the Jelep Pass and established a fortified post. The Government of India despatched a field force which won a series of engagements before the conclusion of the Anglo-Chinese Convention.

Sikkim Field Force

Commanded by Brig-Gen Thomas Graham RA

Total 1300 men with artillery

Reinforced August 1888 by

Reinforced October 1888 by

Field detachments

Lingtu Column

Intchi Column


External links

Sikkim Expedition Medals and Their History - Google Books
Sikkim Expedition Britain and Tibet 1765-1947 - Google Books
Sikkim Map

Historical books online