A preliminary inventory of food supplies taken during this period revealed sufficient rations to feed 6 Indian Division as well as the local population for two months, by which point the commander of IEFD, Sir John Nixon (1857-1921), had pledged to Townshend that his force would be relieved.
(42.) Townshend to GOC, IEFD, 10 March 1916, WO 106/697, National Archives, London [from here: NA]; "Intelligence Summary," 14 January 1916, WO 157/783, TNA.
(44.) Townshend to GOC, IEFD, 10 March 1916, WO 106/697; Townshend, My Campaign, 233-7.