26th Regiment of Punjab Infantry
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Known as 26th Punjabis
- 1857 raised as 18th Regiment of Punjab Infantry
- 1861 became 26th Bengal Native Infantry
- 1864 became 26th (Punjab) Bengal Native Infantry
- 1885 became 26th (Punjab) Bengal Infantry
- 1901 became 26th Punjab Infantry
- 1903 became 26th Punjabis
- 1922 became 2nd/15th Punjab Regiment
- 1947 allocated to Pakistan on Partition
- 26th Punjabis British Empire website
- 15th Punjab Regiment Wikipedia
- Pakistan: The Punjab Regiment to 1957 by Babur Mahmood September 1, 2002 orbat.com, now archived.
- Colonel Terence Conner He was commissioned into the 26th Punjabis at the outbreak of WW1 and remained with the regiment until 1939, apart from periods spent in Burma with the Burma Military Police. oldhonitonians.com
- Letter from Sant Singh Granthi to Colonel G O Turnbull DSO, 14 December 1938. Sant Singh Granthi was the Sikh priest of the 2nd Battalion, 15th Punjab Regiment, He was based at Thal Fort in Kohat District, North West Frontier Province. National Army Museum
- The Telegraph Obituary of Philip Crosland (1918-2012). In October 1938 he joined The Statesman in Calcutta. He became a member of the Calcutta Light Horse. During World War 2 he accompanied the 2nd Battalion 15th Punjab Regiment to Sarawak and other parts of Borneo from May 1941. He became a Japanese POW April 1942-September 1945. He rejoined the newspaper after the war and worked there until 1967, ultimately becoming general manager.
- Klemen L’s Dutch East Indies 1941-1942, now oocities.org, from the archived geocities.com website includes
- Labuan War Cemetery And Memorial, Malaysia. In December 1941 the Garrison in North Borneo consisted of the 2/15th Punjab Regiment; they were stationed at Kuching in Sarawak, where there was an airfield, and at Miri, some 400 miles as the crow flies to the north-east.
- Honourable Guests in hell by Ooi Keat Gin July 24, 2005 thestar.com. Batu Lintang, now a peaceful campus in Kuching, was a notorious POW camp where members of the 2/15 Punjab Regiment were held. Many died.
Historical books online
- History of the 26th Punjabis 1857-1923 by Lieut-Col P. S. Stoney 1924 is available in a reprint edition, which in turn is available online on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3 (located in World War II/Military Books/India). During WW1 the regiment served in Hong Kong and Mesopotamia.
- History of the 26th Punjabis 1857-1923 by Lieut-Col P. S. Stoney. Naval & Military Press reprint edition.