The Great War

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In the military operations on the Tigris the British force advanced against Mazera, which was in the occupation of the Turks, on December 7th, 1914, and the enemy were driven across the river to Kurna. Lance Naik Bhau Savant, of the 110th Mahratta Light Infantry, was in command of the scouts, and in advancing under heavy fire he showed the greatest courage. He was always in the front, and when leading his men in the final bayonet charge at Mazera was most unfortunately shot in the heart.