India frontier troops remembered in Dorchester


Dorset soldiers who lost their lives on the North West Frontier of India more than 100 years ago have been commemorated in Dorchester.

A service honoured 23 Dorsetshire Regiment soldiers who died defending British forts, at Tirah in 1897.

The two-year conflict saw close combat between Afridi tribesmen and the British authorities in India around the area of the Khyber Pass, between modern-day Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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