13th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry

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Also known as the Goddard Battalion.


  • 1764 raised as 18th Battalion at Mooshedabad by Captain Thomas Goddard
  • 1764 ranked as 17th Battalion
  • 1765 posted to the 1st Brigade
  • 1775 renumbered the 7th Battalion of Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1781 became the 7th Battalion of Bombay Native Infantry
  • 1784 became the 7th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1796 became the 1st Battalion 7th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1824 became the 13th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1857 mutinied at Lucknow 30 May

In 1861 after the mutiny the title was given to the Shekhawati Battalion which became 13th (Shekhawati Regiment) Bengal Native Infantry.

External links

List of officers 1829 Google Books
The Incredible story of the soldier who slept through the Indian Mutiny evacuation DailyMail.co.uk article dated 2 June 2010. The story of Captain Thomas Waterman may be found in The History of the Indian Mutiny, Volume 2 by Charles Ball, 1858, page 92 available on the Digital Library of India website, computer page 101.