Korah (Battle honour)

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Korah was a battle honour awarded to units of the forces of British India that took part in the Battle of Korah in 1776.[1]

In May, 1776, a British force under Lieut-Col John Neville Parker was sent from Belgram, in Oudh, to monitor the activities of one Mabub Khan, a disaffected officer of the Nawab of Oudh, stationed at Korah (about 25 miles from Cawnpore) with seven battalions of troops and 19 guns.[2][3] On June 10, 1776, Col Parker sent a demand that the guns be surrendered and, when this demand was refused, the British attacked. In a brief, but bloody, engagement, Mabub Khan's troops were defeated and the guns captured.

The award was made to the 1st and 10th Regiments of Bengal Native Infantry.

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  1. ^ Rodger, Alexander (2003) Battle Honours of the British Empire and Commonwealth Land Forces, 1662-1991. Marlborough: Crowood. p. 44.
  2. ^ Cardew, Lieut F.G. (1903) A Sketch of the Services of the Bengal Native Army. To the Year 1895. Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing. p. 39.
  3. ^ Broome, Capt A. (1850) History of the Rise and Progress of the Bengal Army, Volume 1 Calcutta: W. Thacker And Co. p. 604.