26th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry

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  • 1797 raised as 1st Btn 13th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry following 1796 reorganisation when previous 13th became 2nd Btn 1st Regt
  • 1824 1st Battalion became 26th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry under Major A Owen
  • 1857 mutinied at Mean Meer 1 May. Massacred at Ajnala 1 August.

In 1861, after the mutiny, the title was given to the 18th Regiment of Punjab Infantry which later became the 26th Regiment of Punjab Infantry.

Indian Mutiny

External Links

Destruction of 26th Native Infantry at Ajnala 1 August 1857 Hansard