Robert Henry Sale was nicknamed Fighting Bob on account of his bravery and reputation for always being in the thick of the battle. He defeated several adversaries in single combat, at Rangoon in 1825 and again at Ghazni in 1839, and famously commanded the garrison at Jellalabad. While on his way to Jellalabad he ignored orders to return to Kabul despite the fact that his wife and daughter had remined there. They were captured by Akbar Khan but later rescued by General Sale who led a cavalry detachment into hostile territory for that purpose. He joined forces with Pollock's army of retribution and won a victory at Haft Kotal. He was appointed QMG in 1845 for the First Sikh War but was killed at Moodkee.
1782 Born, 19 Sep
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