1st Regiment of Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force

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Known as the 1st Punjabis and Coke's Rifles. Stationed at Dera Ismail Khan in 1902.

Chronology

  • 1849 raised as 1st Regiment of Punjab Infantry by Captain John Coke
  • 1851 retitled as the 1st Regiment of Infantry, Punjab Irregular Force
  • 1865 became the 1st Regiment of Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force
  • 1901 became 1st Punjab Infantry
  • 1903 became 55th Coke's Rifles (Frontier Force)
  • 1922 amalagmated with six other regiments to form the 6-battalion 13th Frontier Force Rifles, the 55th becoming the 1st Battalion (Coke's)
  • 1946 became 1st Battalion (Coke's), Frontier Force Rifles
  • 1946 allocated to Pakistan
  • 1956 amalgamated with the Pathan Regiment and the Frontier Force Regiment forming The Frontier Force Regiment and known as the 7th (Coke's) Battalion

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