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The 18th Regiment of the Bengal Native Infantry was a unit of the Bengal Native Infantry that was formed in 1776, then mutinied in 1857 and was disbanded.

ChronologyEdit

  • 1776 raised for the Vizier of Oude
  • 1777 incorporated in HEIC service as the 23rd Battalion of Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1781 became the 16th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1784 became the 16th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1786 became the 20th Battalion of Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1796 became the 2nd Battalion 6th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1824 became the 18th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1857 mutinied at Bareilly 31 May[1]

In 1861, after the mutiny, the title was given to the Alipore Regiment which later became the 18th Infantry.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Quarterly Army List of Her Majesty's British Forces on the Bengal Establishment. Calcutta: R C Lepage & Co.. 1859. 
  2. "18th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry - FIBIwiki". http://wiki.fibis.org/index.php/18th_Regiment_of_Bengal_Native_Infantry. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 

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