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Sir Robert Henry Sale
Sir Robert Henry Sale, engraved by F. Holl, from 'The
National Portrait Gallery, Volume III', published c.1820
21 December 1845
36th Regiment of Foot 12th Regiment of Foot 13th Regiment of Foot
Fourth Anglo-Mysore War First
Anglo-Burmese War First Anglo-Afghan War First Anglo-Sikh
Robert and Florentia Sale.
Major General Sir Robert Henry Sale GCB (1782 – 21 December 1845) was a British Army officer who
commanded the garrison of Jalalabad during the First Afghan War and was killed in action
during the First Anglo-Sikh War.
He entered the 36th Regiment of Foot in 1795, and went
to India in 1798, as a lieutenant of the
12th Foot. His
regiment formed part of Baird's brigade of Harris's army
operating against Tippoo Sahib, and Sale was present at Malavalli and the Battle of Seringapatam, subsequently
serving under Colonel Arthur Wellesley in
the campaign against Dhundia. A
little later the 12th was employed in the difficult and laborious attack on Paichi
Raja. Promoted captain in 1806, Sale was engaged in 1808-1809 against the Raja of Travancore, and was at the two actions of Quilon, the storm of Travancore lines and the battle of Killianore.
In 1810 he accompanied the expedition to Mauritius, and in 1813 obtained his majority. After
some years he became major in the 13th Regiment of Foot, with which
regiment he was associated for the rest of his life.
In the First Burmese War he led the 13th in all the
actions up to the capture of Rangoon, in one of which he killed the enemy's leader
in single combat. In the concluding operations of the war, being now
lieutenant-colonel, he commanded a brigade, and at Malown (1826)
he was severely wounded. For these services he was appointed a Commander of the
Order of the
Bath (CB). In 1838, on the outbreak of the First Anglo-Afghan War, Brevet-Colonel
Sale was assigned to the command of the 1st Bengal brigade of the army assembling on the Indus. His column arrived at Kandahar in April 1839, and in May it
occupied the Herat plain. The Kandahar
force next set out on its march to Kabul,
and a month later Ghazni was stormed,
Sale in person leading the storming column and distinguishing himself in single
combat. The place was well provisioned, and on its supplies the army finished
its march to Kabul easily. For his services Sale was made a Knight Commander of
the Order of the Bath (KCB) and received the local rank of major-general, as
well as the Shah's order of the Durrani Empire. He was
left, as second-in-command, with the army of occupation, and in the interval
between the two wars conducted several small campaigns ending with the action of
Parwan which led directly to the surrender of
Dost Mahommed Khan.
By this time the army had settled down to the quiet life of cantonments, and
Lady Sale and her
daughter came to Kabul. But the policy of the Indian government in stopping the
subsidy to the frontier tribes roused them into hostility, and Sale's brigade
received orders to clear the line of communication to Peshawar. After severe
fighting Sale entered Jalalabad on
12 November 1841. Ten days previously he had received news of the murder of Sir
along with orders to return with all speed to Kabul. These orders he, for
various reasons, decided to ignore; suppressing his personal desire to return to
protect his wife and family, he gave orders to push on, and on occupying
Jalalabad at once set about making the old and half-ruined fortress fit to stand
a siege. There followed a close and severe investment rather than a siege, and the
garrison's sorties were made usually with the object of obtaining supplies.
At last General
Pollock and the relieving army appeared, only to find that the garrison had
on 7 April 1842 relieved itself by a brilliant and completely successful attack
on Akbar Khan's lines. His
wife, who shared with him the dangers and hardships of the Afghan war, was among
Akbar's captives. Lady Sale and her daughter were rescued by the general in
person, advancing into hostile territory at the head of a detachment of cavalry.
Amongst the few possessions she was able to keep from Afghan plunderers was her
diary (Journal of the Disasters in Afghanistan, London, 1843 ).
Sir Robert Sale was promoted within the Order of the Bath to Knight Grand
Cross (GCB); a medal was struck for all ranks of defenders, and salutes fired at
every large cantonment in India. Pollock and Sale after a time took the
offensive, and after the victory of Haft
Kotal, Sale's division encamped at Kabul again. At the end of the war Sale
received the thanks of parliament. In 1845, as quartermaster-general to Sir Hugh Gough's army, Sale
again took the field. At Moodkee (Mudki) he was mortally wounded, and he
died on 21 December 1845.
The city of Sale,
Victoria, Australia was named
after Sir Robert Sale in 1851.
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