6th Regiment of Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force

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Known as 59th Scinde Rifles

6th Regiment of Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force Waziristan 1937

Contents

Chronology

  • 1843 raised in Karachi by Lt Robert FitzGerald as Scinde Camel Corps
  • 1851 retitled as the Scinde Rifle Corps, Punjab Irregular Force
  • 1865 became 6th Punjab Infantry Regiment
  • 1903 became 59th Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force)
  • 1921 became 59th Royal Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force)
  • 1922 became 6th Battalion 13th Frontier Force Rifles
  • 1945 became 1st Battalion The Frontier Force Rifles
  • 1947 allocated to Pakistan on partition
  • 1957 became 1st battalion Frontier Force Regiment

Regimental histories

  • Regimental History of the 6th Royal Battalion 13th Frontier Force Rifles (Scinde) 1843-1923, published 1926. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01009595750 . Also available in a reprint edition,[1] which in turn is available as an online book on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3, see below.
  • Regimental History of the 6th Royal Battalion (Scinde), 13th Frontier Force Rifles, 1843-1934 [Compiled by Douglas M. Lindsay] 1935. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001795361
  • Regimental History of the 6th Royal Battalion (Scinde) 13th Frontier Force Rifles, 1934-1947. [Compiled by N. L. St. P. Bunbury]. 1951. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001795362
  • The Frontier Force Rifles by Brigadier W E H Condon 1953. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001795360 . Also available in a reprint edition, with a slightly different title,[2] which in turn is available as an online book on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3, see below.
  • A Summarised History of the 13th Frontier Force Rifles, Indian Army, during the Second World War, 1939-1946 by [A.D. FitzGerald]. 1985. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01011838679

War Diaries, First World War

  • A transcribed war diary (of an original handwritten diary, where the handwriting has been deciphered for you!) is available for 59th (Scinde) Rifles 1914-15 on the Western Front.[3] See Western Front - War Diaries for more details.

Waziristan 1937

During 1937 the regiment took part in operations against the Mahsud in Waziristan[4]

External Links

Historical books online

  • Old print titled “The Scinde Camel Corps as when first raised at Karachi” which is between pages 2 and 3 of Regimental History of the 6th Royal Battalion 13th Frontier Force Rifles (Scinde), 1843–1923 first published in 1926. Google Books, which catalogues the author as Captain D. M. Lindsey.
  • Regimental History of the 6th Royal Battalion 13th Frontier Force Rifles (Scinde) is available in a reprint edition, which in turn is available as an online book on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3, titled Regimental History of the 6th Royal Battalion (located in World War II/Military Books/India).
  • The Frontier Force Rifles by Brigadier W E H Condon, originally published 1953, is available in a reprint edition, which in turn is available as an online book on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3 (located in World War II/Military Books/Britain). The reprint edition appears to have pages 298-299 missing which may be accessed below.[5]

References

  1. Regimental History of the 6th Royal Battalion 13th Frontier Force Rifles (Scinde) 1843-1923 Naval & Military Press reprint edition.
  2. The Frontier Force Rifles 1849 – 1946 by Brigadier W E H Condon. Naval & Military Press reprint edition.
  3. Great War Diaries: 59th (Scinde) Rifles (FF) War Diary 1914-15: Indian Army on the Western Front Available on Kindle - Kindle App available to read the Diary.
  4. Payne, Rich Armoured Cars, Tanks, Other Vehicles... & Pith Helmets WW2Talk Forum 27 July 2014. Contains images. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  5. idler. Condon - The Frontier Force Rifles 1849-1946, post 2, WW2Talk Forum 10 May 2020. Retrieved 12 May 2020. To access the text, you must be signed into WW2Talk Forum.