8th Regiment of Punjab Infantry

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

Known as 20th Brownlow's Punjabis


  • 1857 formed as 8th Regiment of Punjab Infantry by Charles Brownlow from loyal elements of the 4th and 5th Punjab Infantry
  • 1861 Brought into Bengal Army replacing 24th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry which had mutinied
  • 1861 renumbered 20th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1864 became 20th (Punjab) Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1883 became 20th (Duke of Cambridge's Own Punjab) Bengal Infantry
  • 1901 became 20th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Punjab Infantry
  • 1904 became 20th Duke of Cambridge's Own Infantry (Brownlow's Punjabis)
  • 1922 amalgamated with five other regiments to form the 6-battalion 14th Punjab Regiment (2nd Battalion)
  • 1947 allocated to Pakistan on Partition
  • 1956 amalgamated into The Punjab Regiment

Battle Honours

  • Punjab Frontier
  • China 1900

External links

Historical books online

Volume 2, 1909 to 1922 is available in a reprint edition,[1] which in turn is available as an online book on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3, located in International/Military Books/India.