1st Regiment of Sikh Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force

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Known as 51st Sikhs


  • 1846 raised by Captain J. S. Hodgson at Hoshiarpur as 1st Sikh Infantry
  • 1846-7 1st-4th Sikh Regiments formed as the Infantry of the Frontier Brigade
  • 1847 became 1st Regiment of Sikh Local Infantry
  • 1851 Frontier Brigade became the Punjab Irregular Force (Piffers) including the Corps of Guides, Punjab Irregular Force
  • 1865 became 1st Regiment of Sikh Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force
  • 1903 became 51st Sikhs (Frontier Force)
  • 1922 became 1st Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Sikhs) 12th Frontier Force Regiment
  • 1945 became 1st Battalion (PWO Sikhs) Frontier Force Regiment
  • 1947 allocated to Pakistan on Partition
  • 1957 became 3rd Battalion Frontier Force Regiment

Battle Honours

Regimental history

The Frontier Force Regiment, compiled by Brigadier W. E. H. Condon 1962. Available online, see below.

External links

Historical books online

There was a subsequent edition, with history to 1920, published 1929, available at the British Library UIN: BLL01006690188