Journey of the 4th Light Dragoons
(1st and 4th Squadrons)
from Kirkee to Kabul and back




Details extracted from
The Campaign in Affghanistan - Journal of an Officer of the Army of the Indus 1838-1839
by Captain Bertram Newton Ogle, 4th Light Dragoons.

The Journal was published in the Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British and Foreign India,
China and Australasia, Vol. 33-34, 1841-1842




DATE    PLACE                          DESTINATION                         MILEAGE               NOTES                                                      
1838 . . . .
7 Nov KirkeeBombay.Via Panwell. Halted a few days in Bombay
20 Nov Bombay . . Embarked on the Cambridge
21 Nov Bombay Bay of Cutch .Weighed anchor
24 NovBay of Cutch..The Cambridge runs aground at Dił Head
1 Dec. Hujamree, mouth of the Indus . Anchored
2 Dec .Hujamree, mouth of the Indus.Evening, disembarked the Cambridge
3 DecBanks of the Hujamree . . .
13 Dec. . . Completed landing the animals
__ Dec .Camped at Baminacote .22 miles from mouth of Hujamree
24 DecBaminacoteJullalcote 6 miles Over the Ruttee canal by bund (dam) and
via Syudcote, Duomdass and Garak
25 Dec Jullacote Saumroocote 8½ miles .
26 Dec Saumroocote Khueempoo, banks of the Buggaur 17 miles & 5 furlongs Via Morodane, Sooracote and Chandcote
27 DecKhueempoo . . Halted 1 day
28 Dec Khueempoo Tatta . .
1839 . . . .
23 Jan Tatta Shaikradepur 9 miles .
24 Jan Shaikradepur Unnamed 13 miles .
25 Jan Unnamed Jurkh 9 miles .
3 Feb Jurkh . 13 miles .
__ Feb.Koree-cote or Kotree 14 miles On western bank opposite Hydrabad
10 Feb Koree-cote or Kotree Bade. .
11 Feb Bade Oondepore . .
12 Feb Oondepore Casjee Gofang . .
13 Feb Casjee Gofang Majendee . .
14 Feb Majendee Sen . .
15 Feb Sen Janchee. .
16 Feb Janchee Lukkee . 4 miles from Lukkee Pass
17 Feb Lukkee Lakeside . Halted 2 days
20 Feb Lakeside Bagh . Bagh about 80 miles NNW of Shikarpore
21 Feb Bagh Sehwun 12 miles Halted 1 day
23 Feb Sehwun Turtee . .
24 Feb Turtee Bombaya . .
25 FebBombayaRookum16 milesVia Dadoo, Lassaree and Mandaree
26 Feb Rookum Jalloo 11 miles .
27 FebJallooPurpunnijee14 miles Via Copang, Suta and Nerrea
27 Feb Purpunnijee Murkhana 2 miles .
28 FebMurkhanaVuka on the Indus6 milesVia area near Kanooree
2 Mar Vuka on the Indus Puttaum on the Nara 18 miles .
3 Mar Puttaum Western bank of the Nara . Halted 1 day
5 MarWestern bank of the NaraLarkhanee9-10 milesHalted 9 days
13 Mar Larkhanee Jamboo 15 miles .
14 Mar Jamboo Dost Allee 10 miles .
15 Mar Dost Allee Bahraun 9 miles .
16 Mar Bahraun Raichee 30 miles Halted 2 days
18 Mar Raichee Jul 20 miles .
19 Mar Jul Punjook 14 miles Last village of the Scinde
13 MarPunjookKotrah11 miles1st village in province of Kutch Gundava
Date appears to be incorrect
31 Mar Kotrah Gazan 8 miles .
1 Apr Gazan Sahran . .
2 Apr Sahran Sannee 20 miles Halted 1 day
4 Apr Sannee Narsoora 18 miles Midnight march
5 AprNarsooraDardur .6 miles from Bolan Pass, 7 days halt
[12] Apr DardurGundaya 11 miles5 miles within Bolan Pass
13 Apr Gundaya Kurta / Gurm-ab13 miles .
14 Apr Kurta / Gurm-ab Bebeenanee 9 miles .
15 Apr Bebeenanee Abizoom 9 miles .
16 Apr Abizoom Ser-i-Bolan / Ser-i-Kujoor 9½ miles .
17 Apr Ser-i-Bolan / Ser-io-Kujoor Mungulghan 19 miles.
18 Apr Mungulghan Ser-i-ab 9 miles Halted 1 day
20 Apr Ser-i-ab Quetta / Kwettah 11 miles .
21 Apr Quetta / KwettahKujak / Kutchak 12 miles Via Kujak / Kutchak Pass
22 Apr Kujak / Kutchak Hydurgy 10 miles .
23 Apr Hydurgy Hykulzye 12 miles Last town in the Khelat
24 Apr Hyulzye Banks of Sorah, 7 miles from Hekulgye . .
25 Apr Banks of Sorah Abdoollah Khan's fort. 12 miles .
26 Apr Abdoollah Khan's fort Chunnur 15 miles .
26 Apr Chunnur . .Via Kysuk Pass
27 Apr . Pula Puttoola . Halted 1 day
30 Apr Pula Puttoola Mil-i-Nadir, Gautee Hills 11 miles 3 miles from Candahar
1 May Mil-i-Nadir, Gautee Hills Tucktapore 11 miles Marched at 1am
2 May Tucktapore Dila Hajee 8 miles .
3 May Dila Hajee Mutee Kutchee 12 miles 4 miles from Candahar
4 May Mutee Kutchee Candahar 4 miles Camped on south side, halted nearly 6 weeks
8 May Candahar Candahar . Review for coronation of Shah Shoojah
27 JunCandahar Abdoolla Azeez 6 miles .
28 Jun Abdoolla AzzezKila Azeez9 miles.
29 Jun Kila AzeezRight bank of Tumuk near Kila-i-koond16 miles.
30 JunRight bank of Tumuk Shur-i-Suffa 12 miles .
1 Jul Shur-i-SuffaTelloongee 10 miles .
2 Jul Tellongee Khoor, banks of the Turnuk 10½ miles .
3 Jul Banks of the Turnuk Banks of the Turnuk ..
4 Jul Banks of the Turnuk Khelat-i Ghiljee 12 miles Halted 1 day
6 Jul Khelat-i Ghiljee Ser-i-asp 12 miles .
7 Jul Ser-i-asp Ragpore 9 miles .
8 Jul Ragpore Tazee 8 miles Halted 1 day
10 Jul Tazee Shaftal 8 miles .
11 Jul Shaftal Chasma-i-Shadee 8 miles .
12 Jul Chasma-i-Shadee Punjuk 6 miles .
13 Jul Punjuk Shunam 10 miles .
14 Jul ShunamMookloor 12 miles Halted 1 day
16 Jul Mookloor Akarez 14 miles .
17 Jul Akarez Karabagh 12 miles .
18 Jul Karabagh Mulikee / Morshaka . .
19 Jul Mulikee / Morshaka 2 miles from Nanee 10 miles .
21 Jul 2 miles from Nanee Ghuzni . .
23 Jul Ghuzni . . Battle of Ghuzni
30 Jul Ghuzni Sheiksjoo 12 miles .
31 Jul Sheiksjoo Haft Azyd 8 miles .
1 Aug Haft Azyd Hyder Kheel 10 miles .
2 Aug Hyder Kheel Shekhabad 2 miles Halted 1 day
4 Aug Shekhabad Mydan 20 miles.
5 Aug Mydan Urghundee 12 miles .
6 Aug Urghundee Kela i Kazee 9 miles .
7 Aug Kela i Kazee . . Near Cabul
8 Aug Near Cabul Ghuzni Road . Halted 6 miles from Cabul
22 Aug Ghuzni Road Other side of Cabul . .
16 Sep Cabul Ghuzni Road, other side of Cabul . Halted 1 day
18 Sep Ghuzni Road Urghundee . .
18-26 Sep Urghundee Ghuzni . Via Mydon, Jop and Shekabad
30 Sep GhuzniNanee . .
1 Oct Nanee Mookshah . .
2 Oct Mookshah Kila Bukshah 12 miles .
4 Oct Kila Bukshah Attak 10 miles .
5 Oct Attak Kychee Boden 13 miles .
6 Oct Kychee Boden Tag Killali. .
7 Oct Tag Killali Tazee Kila by Lake Ab-i-Stad 12 miles.
8 Oct Tazee Kila . 14 miles .
10 Oct . Jummat 10 miles .
11 Oct Jummat Kushianee 9 miles .
13 Oct Kushianee Ghondam 11 miles Halted 1 day
15 Oct Ghondam . 9 miles .
16 Oct . . 12 miles .
17 Oct . Khurreem Khan's fort 18 miles .
18 Oct Khurreem Khan's fort Sooran 18 miles Halted 1 day
20 Oct SooranSer-i-Serkab 9 miles .
21 Oct Ser-i-Serkab Kubha Nakareg 13 miles .
22 Oct Kubha Nakareg Sandy plain 6 miles .
23 Oct Sandy plain Jokaruk 12 miles .
24 Oct Jokaruk Akom Saib 12 miles .
25 Oct Akom Saib Tooba 7 miles .
26 Oct Tooba Sir-ka-Khan 12 miles .
27 Oct Sir-ka-Khan Ser Kan 12 miles .
28-30 Oct Ser Kan Quetta / Kwettah 51 miles .
4-10 Nov Quetta / Kwettah Dadur . Via Bolan Pass
14 Nov Dadur Moushora 7 miles .
15 Nov Moushora Mukarser 7 miles .
15 NovMukarserSouth bank of the Naree.Via Chol ka Bolan Pass
16 Nov South bank of the NareeBagh16 milesHalted till 19th
19 Nov Bagh Kassim ka Joy 22 miles .
20 Nov Kassim ka Joy Khunda 17 miles Halted 1 day
22 Nov Khunda . 38 miles .
24 Nov . Roghen 11 mines .
25 Nov Roghen Jagur. .
25 Nov Jagur Shikarpore . Halted 1 day
28 Nov Shikarpore Sukkur. .


Captain Ogle contracted cholera from some men of his troop and died at Shikarpore at 3 a.m. on the 29th of November 1839.
The rest of the 4th Light Dragoons continued their journey and reached Bombay via Kurrachee (Kurachi)
on the 10th of March 1840, and Kirkee shortly afterwards.





Bertram Newton Ogle [Not yet done]

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