2/4th Battalion War Diary, June 1919

  2/4th Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1914-1919)
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Transcribed from the War Diary of the 2/4th Border Regiment (1914-1919) and not the original war diary. This book was published by Carlisle book company Chas. Thurnam and Sons in 1920.
Entries from this source have been heavily abridged from their original form and as a result, this version of the war diary should be seen as a summary of events rather than a comprehensive account of the battalion's actions. Please note some months contain only one or two or entries.
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Place Date Hour Summary of Events
1st
The Detachment left Doaba at 06.00 hours as escort to the artillery. The artillery came into action near the aerodrome N.N.E. of Thal. Bivouacked for the night on the artillery position.
2nd
The armoured train between Pabbi and Jamrud was attacked and partly derailed by tribesmen between Kacha Garhi and Jamrud at 00.30 hours. Corporal Murray and Private Brown of “C” Company wounded. The Detachment with the Thai Relief Force moved out at 09.00 hours and attacked the enemy holding a small hill north of Thal, the enemy evacuating the position. Returned to camp at 14.30 hours.
3rd
The Detachment proceeded four miles on the Parachinar Road beyond Thal, forded the Kurram River, and marched to the Afghan camp at Yusuf Khel. The camp was found deserted except for two wounded Afghans. Returned to Thal.
4th
Captain Anderson, 4 officers, and 200 Indian ranks, proceeded to Yusuf Khel to clear the camp and ammunition dump abandoned by the Afghans. Returned 19.30 hours.
6th
The Detachment from Risalpur (2 officers, 120 other ranks) returned to Peshawar.
8th
The Thal Detachment left by train for Kohat and proceeded to Peshawar.
9th
The Detachment arrived Peshawar and bivouacked at the City Station.
10th
The Detachment proceeded to the Cholera Segregation Camp at Budni Bridge, returning to Headquarters on the 19th.
13th
Two pickets of 16 N.C.O.'s and men provided to form part of the cordon at night around the cantonment. Section taken over, Taikal Road to Jamrud Road.
21st
Fifteen officers and 282 other ranks proceeded at 01.30 hours to Bara, less 2 officers and 80 other ranks who preceded Headquarters at 20.00 hours on the 20th to picket the villages of Sarband and Pushta Khera during the night 20/21st, rejoining at Bara at 05.45 hours. The Battalion formed part of the force under Major-General Shepherd to clear the Kajauri Plain of raiders, who had been active at Peshawar, Kacha, Garhi, and Bara. Forty prisoners taken. Battalion left Bara at 11.30 hours, reaching Peshawar at 13.30 hours.

References / notes[edit]

  • National Archives Catalogue Reference: WO/95/????
  • The transcription above is available under the National Archives Open Government Licence for public sector information.