Tochi Expedition

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The Tochi Expedition was a punitive visit by Anglo-Indian troops to the Tochi Valley in 1897 to put down a rebellion there.[1]

The rebellion started with an attack by the Madda Khel section of the Waziris in June 1897.[2]

The Tochi Valley Field Force assembed in response was commanded by General Corrie Bird[3] and included the 1st Brigade under the command of Brigadier-General Charles Egerton.[4] The rebellion was finally put down in October 1897.[5]


  • G.V. Kemball, Operations of the Tochi Field Force in 1897-98. Simla, Govt. Central Printing Office (1900).


  1. ^ "The Tochi trouble". The Inquirer & Commercial News. 30 July 1897. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Rifle Brigade Chronicle". p. 113. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Rifle Brigade Chronicle". p. 121. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Rifle Brigade Chronicle". p. 124. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Rifle Brigade Chronicle". p. 133. Retrieved 22 June 2013.