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122nd Rajputana Infantry
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A soldier of the 122nd Rajputana Infantry (far right) amongst other troops form the British Indian Army
Active 1818–1922
Country Indian Empire
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Part of Bombay Army (to 1895)
Bombay Command
Colors Red; faced dark green, 1882 emerald green
Engagements Boxer Rebellion
World War I

The 122nd Rajputana Infantry were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. The regiment traces their origins to 1818, when they were raised as the 2nd Battalion, 11th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry.

The regiments first action was during the Boxer Rebellion, they also served in World War I

After World War I the Indian government reformed the army moving from single battalion regiments to multi battalion regiments.[1] In 1922, the 122nd Rajputana Infantry became the 3rd (Prince of Wales's Own), 6th Rajputana Rifles.[2] After independence they were one of the regiments allocated to the Indian Army.

Predecessor names

  • 2nd Battalion, 11th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry - 1818
  • 22nd Bombay Native Infantry - 1824
  • 22nd Bombay Infantry - 1885
  • 122nd Rajputana Infantry - 1903

References

  1. Sumner p.15
  2. Sharma,p.159
  • Barthorp, Michael; Burn, Jeffrey (1979). Indian infantry regiments 1860-1914. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 0-85045-307-0. 
  • Rinaldi, Richard A (2008). Order of Battle British Army 1914. Ravi Rikhye. ISBN 0-9776072-8-3. 
  • Sharma, Gautam (1990). Valour and sacrifice: famous regiments of the Indian Army. Allied Publishers. ISBN 81-7023-140-X. 
  • Sumner, Ian (2001). The Indian Army 1914-1947. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84176-196-6. 
  • Moberly, F.J. (1923). Official History of the War: Mesopotamia Campaign, Imperial War Museum. ISBN 1-870423-30-5

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