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From: Robin Volkers <>
Subject: Re: [INDIA] INDIA Digest, Vol 4, Issue 184
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 09:11:01 +0100
I wonder if this is intended as Gharial in Murree? - apparently one of
the few level areas in the Station, and consequently used as a cricket
pitch (of course).
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> From: Allan Montieth <>
> Subject: [INDIA] Northumberland fusiliers landing in India
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> Thanks to readers I have found out that my great grandfather landed probably Bombay and went either to Deolali or Poona to acclimatize.
> (He was stationed at Chatham before going to India)
> >From the 11 February 1880 he was stationed at Agra. He and his wife had two children there.
> 12 March 1883 reported arriving at Chakrata
> 15 December 1884 reported arriving at Meean Meer, which is a military cantonment in the south-east suburbs of Lahore.
> 01 September 1886 reported arriving at Fort Lahore, which is the citadel of the city of Lahore.
> 01 October 1886 reported arriving back at Meean Meer.
> While on the march from Meean Meer to Pawal Pindi fell ill with Ague (a fever) which was put down to the Climate. Hospitalised at Camp Jhelum (Alexander the Great had a battle here or near it) from 26 November 1887 to 30 November 1887
> 01 October 1886 reported arriving Pawal Pindi.
> 19 April 1888 reported arriving Kuldunna. This is where my grandfather was born, and where on the 20th of September 1888, 2nd Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers marched to join the Hazara Field Force against the Black Mountain tribes. (5 officers and 600 warrant and non-commissioned officers and men)
> After the completion of the operation the Northumberland Fusiliers went to Rawal Pindi reaching it on November 25th 1888.
> *13 April 1890 reported at Ghaual? ( this I have not yet found. May have been spell incorrectly or name may have changed.)*
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