23rd Punjab Pioneers

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Chronology

  • 1857 raised as 15th (Pioneer) Regiment of Punjab Infantry Lt R H Shebbeare VC
  • 1861 became 23rd Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1864 became 23rd (Punjab) Bengal Native Infantry (Pioneers)
  • 1885 became 23rd (Punjab) Bengal Infantry (Pioneers)
  • 1901 became 23rd Punjab Pioneers
  • 1903 became 23rd Sikh Pioneers
  • 1922 became 1st Battalion 3rd Sikh Pioneers
  • 1929 became Corps of Sikh Pioneers
  • 1933 disbanded
  • 1941 re-raised as The Sikh Light Infantry
  • 1947 allocated to India on Partition

Regimental History

The History of the Sikh Pioneers, 23rd, 32nd, 34th by Sir George MacMunn ; assisted by Captain Spurgin. 1936. Available at the British Library.

External Links

Historical books online

References

  1. Snook, Mike "mewafarosh" Victorian Wars Forum 20 August 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014