16th Regiment of Madras Native Infantry
Known as 16th Regiment of Madras Native Infantry in the Madras Army
Known as 76th Punjabis in the Indian Army
- 1776 raised as 16th Carnatic Battalion
- 1784 became 16th Madras Battalion
- 1796 became 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment of Madras Native Infantry
- 1824 became 16th Regiment of Madras Native Infantry
- 1885 became 16th Madras Infantry
- 1903 became 76th Punjab Regiment
- 1922 became 3rd/1st Punjab Regiment
- 1947 allocated to India on Partition
- Sholingur 1781
- Carnatic 1780-84
- Mysore 1789-99
- Seringapatam 1799
- Ava 1823-26
- Burma 1885-87
- Afghanistan 1919
British Library holdings
- A Brief history of the 3rd Battalion 1st Punjab Regiment : formerly 76th Punjabis, 16th Madras Infantry, 16th Regiment, Madras Native Infantry, 2nd Battalion, 5th Madras Native Infantry, 16th Madras Battalion, 16th Carnatic Battalion, or Lane's Battalion. Variant Title: History of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Punjab Regiment. Published 1927 by Gale & Polden, Aldershot.
- The First Punjabis - History of the First Punjab Regiment 1759 - 1956 by Major Mohammed Ibrahim Qureshi, published 1958, by Gale & Polden, Aldershot.
Second World War
3/1st Punjab Regiment was part of the 5th Indian Infantry Brigade 23/9/39 - 3/1/42. The 5th Indian Infantry Brigade was raised at Jhansi on 23 September 1939 from 9th (Jhansi) Brigade. The movements of the Brigade were as follows
- India 23/9/39 - 23/9/39
- At sea 23/9/39 - 3/10/39
- Egypt 3/10/39 - 21/12/40
- Sudan and East Africa 21/12/40 - 13/4/41
- Egypt 13/4/41 - 8/6/41
- Syria 8/6/41 - 10/41
- Egypt and Libya 10/41 - 4/42
- 1st Punjab Regiment Wikipedia
- 76th Punjabis British Empire website
- 1st Punjab Regiment defencejournal.com Karachi probably June 1999, now archived.
- Pakistan: The Punjab Regiment to 1957 by Babur Mahmood September 1, 2002 orbat.com, now archived.
- The Battle of Ctesiphon by David Fletcher 14th August 2013 tankmuseum.org. Mesopotamia, 23/24th November 1915. The 76th Punjabis fought in the battle.
- Obituary of Lt-Col Charles Boulter 1918-2011 who was awarded the MC in 1941 in the battle for Damascus with the 3rd Battalion 1st Punjab Regiment (3/1 PR). 17 August 2011 The Telegraph
- Obituary of Lt-Col Jack Gibson 03 Febuary 2013 The Telegraph. Briefly mentions 3/1st Punjab Regiment at the battle of Keren in 1941 between British and Commonwealth forces and the Italian colonial army defending Eritrea.
- Obituary of Major Jack Bazzard 28 June 2009 The Telegraph. Mentions D Company, 3rd Battalion 1st Punjab Regiment in Italy in a fiercely-fought battle in December 1944 near Pergola, south west of Faenza.
- For more details, see Chidley, Ann The First Punjab Regiment Rootsweb India Mailing List 23 August 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
- WW2Talk Forum thread 4/6 Rajputana Rifles reply by 'dryan67'. David A Ryan is co author of books on the Indian Army in WW2, see the WW2Talk Forum post Indian Army: An Organisational History (retrieved 11 August 2016)