129th Baluchis

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Known as the 2nd Baluch (Beluch, Belooch, Beloochi) Battalion in the Bombay Army
Known as the 29th (Duke of Connaught's Own) Regiment of Bombay Infantry in the Indian Army


  • 1846 raised as the 2nd Baluch Battalion
  • 1858 became 2nd Baluch Extra Battalion of Bombay Native Infantry
  • 1859 became 2nd Bombay Baluch Regiment
  • 1861 became the 29th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry
  • 1883 became 29th (Duke of Connaught's Own) Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry
  • 1888 became 29th (Duke of Connaught's Own) Regiment of Bombay Infantry
  • 1903 became 129th Duke of Connaught's Own Baluchis
  • 1922 4th Bn (Duke of Connaught's Own), 10th Baluch Regiment
  • 1947 allocated to Pakistan on Partition

Battle Honours

Regimental history

  • The Fourth Battalion, Duke of Connaught's Own. Tenth Baluch Regiment in the Great War, 129th D.C.O. Baluchis by W. S. Thatcher. 1932. Available at the British Library, UIN: BLL01001795355 .
Sample pages, including Contents. Google Books.

External links

"Why I feel so privileged to take possession of the first Victoria Cross awarded to a Muslim" by Lord Ashcroft June 9, 2016 conservativehome.com. Subadar Khudadad Khan, 129th Duke of Connaught’s Own Baluchis, then a sepoy, for actions on the Western Front on 31 October 1914.

Historical books online

There are brief mentions of the 2nd Belooch Battalion in Shanghai, China and Yokohama, Japan, c 1864, see page 143, pages 163-164, pages 193-194 page 228, page 351. Further references may be found using the search tern Beloochees
2 companies of the regiment were sent from China to Japan to serve as a guard to the British legation.
Also see 2nd China War.