Narratives and stories

This section includes personal accounts, letters, diaries and research on individuals. If you have a document (or an extract if it is too big) that you are able to contribute, please get in touch and add to this valuable resource. I am also interested in your research stories on individual soldiers and their time on service.

"I was the Trumpeter upon that dreadful day": A narrative by Trumpeter Charles Edward Duly of the 9th Lancers on the action of Killa Kazi 11 Dec 1879.
The Siege of Kandahar: As recorded by Assistant Superintendent of Telegraphy Hugh Theodore Pinhey in August 1880, in a letter to his mother.
A Small Action on the Khyber Line: A report by Captain Henry James Harvey, 25th King's Own Borderers.
"We have got the Gatling Gun": Lieutenant John Adye is given his first command.
The Battle of Khushk-i-Nakhud: Maiwand - a letter from Kandahar.
More to come...

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