30th Regiment of Punjab Infantry

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'30th & 20th Infantry' from a painting by Major A. C. Lovett

Known as 30th Punjabis


  • 1857 formed as 22nd Punjab Infantry
  • 1861 brought into Bengal Army as 30th Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1864 became 30th (Punjab) Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1885 became 30th (Punjab) Bengal Infantry
  • 1901 became 30th Punjab Infantry
  • 1904 became 30th Punjabis
  • 1922 became 1st/16th Punjab Regiment
  • 1947 allocated to Pakistan on Partition
  • 1956 became 13 Punjab

Regimental history

  • Solah Punjab: The History of the 16th Punjab Regiment. Edited by J. P. Lawford and W. E. Catto 1967. Available at the British Library

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