Heights of Dargai

In October, 1897 the British Government sent a force of 30,000 men to the Tirah Province of India to put down a revolt by Afridi Tribsmen. The Gordon Highlanders were sent to join the force and on the 18th were part of an assault on the Heights of Dargai. Piper George Findlater, shot in both ankles had fellow troopers prop him against a boulder so that he could continue to pipe the Regiment forward. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry which was given to him by Queen Victoria herself.