125th Napier's Rifles

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125th Napier Rifles
From a painting by Major A.C. Lovett

Known as 25th Regiment of Bombay Native (Light) Infantry in the Bombay Army
Known as 125th Napier's Rifles in the Indian Army

Chronology

  • 1820 raised as the 1st Extra Battalion of Bombay Native Infantry out of the Poona Auxiliary Force
  • 1826 became the 25th Regiment of Bombay Native (Light) Infantry
  • 1861 became the 25th Regiment of Bombay Light Infantry
  • 1889 became the 25th Regiment (3rd Battalion Rifle Regiment) of Bombay Infantry
  • 1901 became the 25th Bombay Rifles
  • 1903 became the 125th Napier's Rifles
  • 1922 amalgamated with 104th Wellesley’s Rifles, 120th Rajputana Infantry, 122nd Rajputana Infantry and 123rd Outram's Rifles to become the 5th Battalion (Napier's) 6th Rajputana Rifles
  • 1945 became 5th Battalion Rajputana Rifles
  • 1947 allocated to India on Partition

Regimental history

Napier's Rifles. The history of the 5th Battalion 6th Rajputana Rifles by H. G. Rawlinson. [With plates] Published 1929. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001795394

Second World War

5/6th Rajputana Rifles were at Nasik, India in April 1945, and Java from October 1945 to July 1946 approximately.[1]

External links

Historical books online

References

  1. JITTER PARTY. IMH (Shillong), 57 IGH, 23 ICCS WW2Talk Forum 5 July 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.