|11th Sikh Regiment|
The Ludhiana Sikh Regiment in China, Circa 1860, during the Second Opium War
|Branch||British Indian Army|
|Engagements||World War II|
The 11th Sikh Regiment were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to 1922, when after World War I the Indian government reformed the army moving from single battalion regiments to multi battalion regiments. The regimment was formed from the:
- 1st Battalion - 14th King George's Own Ferozepore Sikhs
- 2nd Battalion - 15th Ludhiana Sikhs
- 3rd Battalion - 45th Rattray's Sikhs
- 4th Battalion - 36th Sikhs
- 5th Battalion - 47th Sikhs
- 10th Training Battalion - 35th Sikhs
During World War II a further seven infantry battalions were formed the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 25th and a machine gun battalion. The 8th and 9th battalions were converted to Light Anti-Aircraft battalions.
References[edit | edit source]
- Sumner p.15
- Barthorp, Michael; Burn, Jeffrey (1979). Indian infantry regiments 1860-1914. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 0-85045-307-0.
- Sumner, Ian (2001). The Indian Army 1914-1947. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84176-196-6.
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