13th Regiment of Madras Native Infantry

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Known as 13th Regiment of Madras Native Infantry in the Madras Army
Known as 73rd Carnatic Infantry in the Indian Army



  • 1776 raised by Capt Alcock as 13th Carnatic Battalion from 4th, 7th and 11th Carnatic Battalions
  • 1784 became 13th Madras Battalion
  • 1796 became 2nd Battalion, 3rd Madras Native Infantry
  • 1824 became 13th Regiment of Madras Native Infantry
  • 1885 became 13th Regiment of Madras Infantry
  • 1903 became 73rd Carnatic Infantry
  • 1922 became 1st/3rd Madras Regiment
  • 1928 became 11th Battalion Madras Pioneers
  • 1933 became 11th Madras Battalion ITF
  • 1941 September became 2nd Battalion, The Madras Regiment
  • 1942 redesignated 1st Battalion, The Madras Regiment
  • 1947 allocated to India on Partition

Battle Honours

Regimental history

  • The Madras Regiment, 1758-1958 by E.G. Phythian-Adams 1958. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01012507899 .

External links

Historical books online

  • Historical Records Of The XIII Madras Infantry by R P Jackson, Lieutenant, Adjutant XIII Madras Infantry 1898 Archive.org, mirror from the Digital Library of India.
  • Madras Infantry 1748-1943 by Lt.-Col. EG Phythian-Adams, late 3rd Madras Regiment published 1943 is available Archive.org, mirror from Digital Library of India. Two files are available, barcode 4990010018885 seems a more complete copy, File 1, (File 2)
  • The Madras Soldier 1746-1946 by Lt.-Col. E G Phythian-Adams. Revised and enlarged edition 1947 Archive.org.