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Sitwell, killed at Kohat
National Army Museum
NAM Accession Number: NAM. 1962-04-3-268
Curatorial description (accessed: 13 August 2017)
Ensign William Henry Sitwell (1829-1850), 31st Bengal Native Infantry, was killed in action against the Afridis in the Kohat Pass on 12 February 1850. He was serving with a punitive expedition against the local tribesmen after they had attacked a party working on the road near Kohat. Brigadier-General Sir Colin Campbell's force destroyed several villages, but the Afridis only came to terms after a new subsidy was negotiated in November 1850.
From an album of 310 photographs taken by Surgeon John McCosh, 1848-1853.