104th Wellesley’s Rifles

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Known as 4th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry in the Bombay Army
Known as 104th Wellesley’s Rifles in the Indian Army

Chronology

  • 1775 formed as 5th Battalion Bombay Sepoys
  • 1778 became 9th Battalion Bombay Sepoys
  • 1796 became 2nd Battalion, 2nd Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry
  • 1824 became 4th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry
  • 1824 became 4th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry (Rifle Corps)
  • 1881 became 4th Regiment of Bombay Infantry (Rifle Corps)
  • 1899 became 4th Regiment (1st Battalion Rifle Corps) Bombay Infantry
  • 1901 became 4th Bombay Rifles
  • 1903 became 104th Wellesley’s Rifles
  • 1922 became 1st Battalion 6th Rajputana Rifles
  • 1945 became 1st Battalion Rajputana Rifles
  • 1947 allocated to India on Partition
  • 1949 became 3rd Battalion, Brigade of the Guards

External Links

Historical books online

  • History of the 1st Battalion 6th Rajputana Rifles (Wellesley’s) by Lieut Colonel F H James 1938. Archive.org version, mirror from Digital Library of India.