16th Rajput Infantry (The Lucknow Regiment)

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Known as 16th Rajputs


  • 1857 formed as the Regiment of Lucknow from loyal elements of the 13th, 48th and 71st Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1861 became 16th Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1864 became 16th (The Lucknow) Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1885 became 16th (The Lucknow) Bengal Infantry
  • 1897 became 16th (The Lucknow) Rajput Bengal Infantry
  • 1903 became 16th Rajput Infantry (The Lucknow Regiment)
  • 1922 became 10th (Training) Battalion 7th Rajput Regiment
  • 1947 allocated to India on Partition and renamed the Rajput Regiment

Regimental history

  • History of the Rajput Regiment by Mustasad Ahmad published from 1977.
Contents: v. 1 Heritage : 1778-1947 -- v. 2 Living up to heritage : 1947-1970 -- v. 3. Bejewelled heritage : 1970-2005 by Anil Shorey.
Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01008834694

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