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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 162 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CHILLIANWALLA, a village of British India in the Punjab, situated on the left bank of the river Jhelum, about 85 m. N.W. of Lahore. It is memorable as the scene of a battle on the 13th of January 1849, between a British force commanded by Lord Gough and the Sikh army under Sher Singh. The loss of ',he Sikhs was estimated at 4000, while that of the British in killed and wounded amounted to 2800, of whom nearly r000 were Europeans and 89 were British and 43 native officers. An obelisk erected at Chillianwalla by the British government preserves the names of those who fell.

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