maiwander wrote:I would also welcome any information regarding the work, animals etc., they worked with during the campaign.
maiwander wrote: I would still like a copy of the chapter in the offical report if possible and anything on the animals (your camels etc.).
Got to bank of river by Kassim-ka-joke about 3.45 pm. Found a ford for crossing, had to get a lot of jungle grass cut down for the camels to cross over on, as the banks were very muddy. Rode on and laid out camp and then went back to ford. Had a great trouble when it got dark, as the ford got very bad and several camels fell down and others wouldn't cross, didn't get them all over till 9.15 pm and then was obliged to leave 2 camels in the mud as we couldn't get them out.
Garen wrote:Yes the Official Account is rare, and expensive! But you have seen a copy before... the Wardrobe have one in the library we used as a meeting room - so if you can access that... This is the Abridged Official Account of course - the India Office Library has the full six volume (or is it ten volume?) version - of which only one or two copies are known to exist. (drool)
katecha wrote:I've actually found this forum because I'm looking for information on an ancestor who I believe was a veterinary surgeon around the time of the Afghan war. I don't know if he was involved in the war himself, but he died in Peshawar in 1879. His name was Thomas James Lang, and he was appointed as a Royal Artillery Veterinary Surgeon on April 27 1860, at the rank of Lieutenant. If you have any information on him, I'd love to hear it.
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