26th Regiment of Punjab Infantry

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26th Punjabis From a painting by Major A. C. Lovett

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

External links

Historical books online

It is also available in a reprint edition,[1] which in turn is available online on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3 (located in Military Books/India).
During WW1 the regiment served in Hong Kong, Mesopotamia from early 1916, and Persia from April 1918.


  1. History of the 26th Punjabis 1857-1923 by Lieut-Col P. S. Stoney. Naval & Military Press reprint edition.