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- FIBIS database: Soldiers’ and Widows’ Pension details -1896 IOR/ L/MIL/14/214 & 215. Includes previous members of the Bengal,Madras and Bombay Armies, including men from the Unattached List. May also include a few members of the Indian Army which officially was formed in 1895. These records are available on LDS microfilm 2029979 Items 1-2 (catalogue entry), however the FIBIS database record contains all the information available in the microfilm.
- FIBIS database:Applications for Cadetships in EIC Armies 1789-1860 includes Bengal Army. These are records for officers.
- FIBIS database :Lives of the Officers of the Bengal Army, 1758-1834 Index to book of same name by V. C .P. Hodson, 4 vols. Recommended on Fibiwiki Military Reading List
- FIBIS database: War Services of Officers of the Bengal Army 1863. Transcriptions from the book Ubique : War Services of all the Officers of HM's Bengal Army by Thomas C Anderson 1863. This book is available on LDS microfilm 2105290 Item 2 (catalogue entry), however Peter Bailey has advised the FIBIS database record contains all the information available in the microfilm.
- "Edward Squibb-Letters from a Bengal Cadet" by Charles Gordon Clark FIBIS Journal Number 28 (Autumn 2012) pages 15-24. Edward Squibb arrived in 1820. See FIBIS Journals for details of how to access this article
- "The Clark Brothers - Life in the Bengal Army" by Charles Gordon Clark FIBIS Journal Number 29 (Spring 2013) pages 3-14. Gordon Wyatt Clark arrived in 1842 age 20. See FIBIS Journals for details of how to access this article
- "Captain Hunter: researching a memorial in Durham Cathedral" by Geoffrey Fox FIBIS Journal Number 31 (Spring 2014) pages 36-48. For access, see FIBIS Journals. Captain Hunter of the 73rd Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry was killed in action 21 December 1845 at the Battle of Ferozeshah
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Records available in the British Library India Office holdings include:
- Bengal Army Records IOR/L/MIL/10 1716-1907 with subcategories
- L/MIL/10/1-19 Bengal Army Lists, 1781-1849.
- L/MIL/10/20-69 Bengal Service Army Lists, 1759-1858
- L/MIL/10/70-74 Bengal Service Army Lists – Medical, c1765-1858
- L/MIL/10/75-102 Bengal Services, 1860-1893
- IOR/L/MIL/10/122-129 Registers of Bengal Army European Soldiers 1788-1860 Please note that these records were commenced in 1831 and only contain men still serving in the Army at that date. They are the recommended records to look at initially for men serving from 1831. If a man left the Army prior to 1831 for any reason, including death, he will not appear in these records. The Muster records are an alternative source of information.
- The Muster Rolls commence IOR/L/MIL/10/130-185
- FamilySearch (LDS (Mormons)) have filmed many of these records. Search the Microfilm catalogue by entering keywords such as Bengal Army. In particular, “Registers of Bengal Army European soldiers, 1788-1860” and “Bengal Army muster rolls and casualty returns, 1716-1860” are available.(Ordering microfilms)
- Military Department Library: Bengal Army IOR/L/MIL/17/2 1791-1903 includes
- Soldiers’ and Officers’ Wills IOR/L/AG/34/30 1825-1881 (varies according to Presidency and whether a soldier or an officer). These records are available on findmypast
- Lives of the Officers of the Bengal Army, 1758-1834 by V. C .P. Hodson, 4 vols. (London, 1927-47) Note that the dates refer to the date of joining the Army. Alphabetically arranged and annotated with biographical and genealogical notices, giving details of: (1) rank and brief career history (2) family information (3) service records: regiments or battalions in which the officer served (4) references to wills if they exist, to monumental inscriptions, or to mentions in publications. The British Library shelfmark is OIR.355.332.
- A description of the fascinating information contained in the appendices is explained in Bengal army officers names nationalities fatalities and a phantom Untold Lives blog of the British Library.
- FIBIS has transcribed the indexes of these books, which are available on the FIBIS database.
- The LDS (Mormon) Family History Library has filmed the above books (Library Catalogue entry). It has been recommended that all three LDS films be ordered, as there is a lot of cross referencing. 
- Ubique: War Services of Officers of the Bengal Army by T.C. Anderson, originally published 1863, is available in reprint editions. Data from this book is available on the FIBIS database, refer above
- Officers biographies - Bengal and Madras Armies from Macquarie University’s Seringapatam 1799
- The Bengal Army in The Victorians at war, 1815-1914: an encyclopedia of British military history by Harold E. Raugh, 2004
- General Distribution Return of Her Majesty's and the East India Company's Troops Serving in the Presidency of Fort William (Bengal) Showing the Number and Strength of Each Station, 1 April 1857 The Nafziger Collection of Orders of Battle (page 171 of the Finding Aid)
- The Civil and Military Patronage of the East India Company, 1784-1858 by John Michael Bourne 1977 PhD thesis, University of Leicester.
- White mutiny: the Bengal Europeans, 1825-75, a study in military social history by Peter Alan Stanley. A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of The Australian National University, March 1993, whose aim was "to connect the military and social history of mid-Victorian Britain through a study of the East India Company's Bengal European regiments and their demise following the 'white mutiny' of 1859-60". Pdf download. Depending on your browser, you may need to locate it in your downloads folder.
Historical books online
- Authentic Abstracts of Minutes in the Supreme Council of Bengal, on the late contracts for draught and carriage bullocks, for victualling the European troops, and for victualling Fort William : the augmentation of General Sir Eyre Coote's appointment, and continuation of Brigadier-General Stibbert's emoluments, though superseded in the chief command : and a remarkable treaty, offensive and defensive, with the Ranah of Gohud, a Marratta 1780 Archive.org
- The New Regulations for the Bengal Army ; According to the Minutes of the Council and General Orders Issued in Fort William During the Months of May and June 1796 Google Books
- Alphabetical List of the Officers of the Bengal Army from 1760 to 1834 compiled by Dodwell and Miles, 1838. Archive.org. Google Books edition
- An historical account of the rise and progress of the Bengal Native Infantry, from its first formation in 1757, to 1796 when the present regulations took place, together with a detail of the services on which the several battalions have been employed by the late Captain John Williams, Bengal Army, 1817 Google Books. The following coloured illustrations have been noted: Subadar, Grenadier Sepoy, Light Infantry Sepoy
- Inquiry into the state of the Indian Army : with suggestions for its improvement and the establishment of a military police for India by Walter Badenach, Captain Bengal Army 1826 Google Bppks
- A collection of facts and documents relative to batta, &c. with other pending questions concerning the Indian Army, compiled from the proceedings of the East India officers A.D. 1793 to 1796, the general orders and other official sources; with short arguments and marginal notes for current use. Calcutta , Samuel Smith and Co. 1829 Google Books
- Abstract of General Orders 1817-1840 compiled by Captain David Thompson, 56th Regiment, Bengal N I Assistant Adjutant General of Division Delhi 1841 Hathi Trust Digital Library
- Abstract of General Orders from 1846 to 1847 Inclusive with a preceding Index 1840-1847 Compiled by Captain O Cavanagh Delhi 1848 Google Books
- Abstract of General Orders from 1847 to 1849 Inclusive Compiled by Captain O Cavanagh Delhi 1851
- Abstract of General Orders for 1850-1851 with Index compiled by Captain O Cavanagh Delhi 1852
- Code of Regulations for the Medical Department of the Bengal Establishment by James Hutchinson, Secretary to the Medical Board 1838. Google Books
- Selected Papers and Orders, Civil and Military, regarding the march of troops, and the mode of supplying them with carriage, provisions, &c. with an appendix shewing the nature of the arrangements made for the supply of troops on the march in the Cawnpore District Published by order of … The Lieut. Governor, North Western Provinces. Agra, 1849 Google Books
- History of the Rise and Progress of the Bengal Army, Volume 1 by Arthur Broome 1850 (www.archive.org)
- The Presidential Armies of India by Colonel S Rivett-Carnac 1890 Archive.org has chapters on the Bengal Army
- The Officer's Complete Guide by Lieut. Archibald Swiney Haig 55th Regiment Bengal Infantry (published 1856) - contains General Orders, pay regulations etc (Google Books)
- Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Sanitary State of the Army in India : with Abstract of Evidence, and of Reports Received from Indian Military Stations 1864 Archive.org
- Abstract of Sanitary Details in Reports from Principal Military Stations in India. Bengal Presidency page 345
- Remarks on the Climate of Stations. Bengal Presidency page 523. Note that Singapore and Penang appear in this latter section, together with the military stations in Burma. However, a detailed description of the stations in Burma appears in the section on the Madras Presidency.
- First Annual Report of the Sanitary Commission for Bengal, 1864-65 Google Books. Mainly in respect of the Army
- Medical And Sanitary Report of the Native Army of Bengal for the year 1875 Archive.org
- From Sepoy to Subedar: Being The Life And Adventures Of Subedar Sita Ram, A Native Officer Of The Bengal Army Written And Related By Himself. Translated and first published by Lieutenant-Colonel Norgate, Bengal Staff Corps at Lahore, 1873. Illustrated by Frank Wilson. Pdf download from KrishiKosh: An Institutional Repository of Indian National Agricultural Research System. Article about the book: "Chronicles of Sita Ram" by Bhupesh Bhandari October 13, 2012 Business Standard. The author enlisted in 1812 and retired in 1860. "There has been a great debate amongst historians about the authenticity of Sita Ram’s accounts... [but It] is a fantastic insider’s account of life in the battlefields and the barracks".
- Memoir of the late Lieut.-Colonel Richard Scott (From his Private Journals) from The Naval and Military Magazine Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4 1827-1828 Google Books
- Part 1– Appointed 1768, Part 2- Sir Eyre Coote's Campaigns of 1781, 1782, and 1783, Part 3- Campaigns in India –includes General Stuart's Operations; General Goddard's March; and the Proceedings of the Bombay Army and its Government, Part 4- includes Popham’s Capture of Gwalior; General Goddard’s Operations, Campaigns of Lord Cornwallis, Siege of Bangalore, Part 5 March to Seringapatum, Part 6, Part 7
- "Lieutenant -Colonel Richard Scott" from The East India Military Calendar: Containing the Services of General and Field Officers of the Indian Army, Volume 1, page 315 by by John Philippart 1823 Google Books
- "Major General Littellus Burrell" c1753-1827 Naval and Military Magazine Volume 2 1827, page 540 Archive.org
- Memoirs and correspondence of Field-Marshal Viscount Combermere by the Right Hon Mary, Vicountess Combermere and Capt W W Knollys 1866 Archive.org Volume I, Volume II. Volume I includes a period in India from 1796 with the then 25th Light Dragoons. Volume II covers the period as Commander-in Chief in India 1825-1830.
- Pen and pencil sketches being the journal of a tour in India by Captain Mundy, late Aide-de-Camp to Lord Combermere 1832 Google Books Volume I, Volume II
- Tours in Upper India and in Parts of the Himalaya Mountains: With Accounts of the Courts of the Native Princes by Major Archer, late Aid-De-Camp to Lord Combermere 1833 Google Books Volume I, Volume II
- First impressions and studies from nature in Hindostan; embracing an outline of the voyage to Calcutta, and five years residence in Bengal and the Doab, from MDCCCXXXI to MDCCCXXXVI by Thomas Bacon, Lieut. Of the Bengal Horse Artillery 1837 Archive.org Volume I, Volume II. Also available on Hathi Trust Digital Library A and B, where the illustration pages can be rotated.
- From Cadet to Colonel: the Record of a Life of Active Service by Sir Thomas Seaton 1866 Google Books Volume 1 He arrived in Calcutta on 1 January 1823 to join the Bengal Army Volume 2 includes the Indian Mutiny. The author retired 1 June 1859
- Reminiscences of an Indian Official by General Sir Orfeur Cavenagh 1884 Archive.org. The author joined the Bengal Army in 1837. After the Indian Mutiny he was appointed Governor of the Straits Settlement, where he remained until transfer of the administration of the Straits Settlement to the Colonial Office in April 1867.
- My service in the Indian Army – and after by General Sir John Luther Vaughan 1904 Archive.org. He joined the Bengal Army in 1841 and had to retire c 1870 as there was no position for him. At the start of the 2nd Afghan War he became special military correspondent for the war for The Times
- Incidents in India and Memories of the Mutiny, with some records of Alexander's Horse and the 1st Bengal Cavalry Edited by F W Pitt 1896 Archive.org. The subject of the book is General W R E Alexander, a Commander of the 1st Bengal Cavalry. He took part in the 2nd Sikh War, the 2nd Burma War and the Indian Mutiny, and retired in 1876.
- The Memoirs of the Gemini Generals; Personal Anecdotes, Sporting Adventures, and Sketches of Distinguished Officers by Major-Generals Osborn Wilkinson and Johnson Wilkinson. 1896 Archive.org. Twin brothers Osborn and Johnson Wilkinson were born 1822. The former joined the Bengal Cavalry in 1844, and served initially in the 10th Light Bengal Cavalry, and subsequently the 2nd Bengal Cavalry, (and perhaps other cavalry regiments); the latter HM 15th Regiment of Foot, which went to Ceylon in 1845, with a period at Poona.
- 'China Jim', Incidents and Adventures in the Life of an Indian Mutiny Veteran by Major General J T Harris 1912 Archive.org. He joined the Bengal Army in 1849. He probably retired c late 1870s. He took part in the 2nd Burma War, the Indian Mutiny and the 2nd China War.
- A Postscript To The Records Of The Indian Mutiny Pdf download, Digital Library of India. Full title: A Postscript to the Records of the Indian Mutiny. An Attempt to Trace the Subsequent Careers and Fate of the Rebel Bengal Regiments, 1857-1858 by Lieutenant-Colonel G H D Gimlette 1927. “Gimlette lists all of the units of the Bengal Army and gives a short annotation of each one discussing their eventual fate”
- "Baggage of the Indian Army" Calcutta Review, Volume 11 January-June 1849, page 445 Google Books
- Routes In The Bengal Presidency by Major Fred. Roberts 1865. Pdf download, Digital Library of India.
- Routes In The Bengal And Punjab Commands Revised Edition 1900. [Quarter] Master General Of India. Pdf download, Digital Library of India.
- Tom Raw, the Griffin: a burlesque poem, in twelve cantos: illustrated by twenty-five engravings, descriptive of the adventures of a cadet in the East India company's service, from the period of his quitting England to his obtaining a staff situtation in India by “a Civilian and an Officer on the Bengal Establishment” (Sir Charles D'Oyly) 1828 Archive.org
- Guide to the transliteration of Hindu and Muhammadan names in the Bengal Army by C J Lyall, Bengal Civil Service 3rd edition 1892 Archive.org
- Bailey, Peter Army Records Rootsweb India Mailing List 20 March 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
- Murphy , Sylvia Author - Major VCP Hodson Rootsweb India Mailing List Sept 2000. Retrieved 21 December 2014
- Naval and Military Press, Savannah Publications, London.
- peterharrington.co.uk. Accessed 21 September 2016.