33rd Punjab Regiment of Infantry

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Known as 33rd Punjabis

'33rd Punjabi's' from a painting by Major A. C. Lovett



  • 1857 raised as Allahabad Levy
  • 1861 became 33rd Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1864 became 33rd (Allahabad) Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1885 became 33rd Bengal Infantry
  • 1890 became 33rd (Punjabi Mahomedan) Bengal Infantry
  • 1901 became 33rd Punjab Infantry
  • 1903 became 33rd Punjabis
  • 1922 became 3rd/16th Punjab Regiment
  • 1947 allocated to Pakistan on Partition

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

External Links


  1. WW2Talk Forum thread 3 Bn 16th Punjab Regt