127th Baluch Light Infantry
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Known as the 1st Baluch (Beluch, Belooch, Beloochi) Battalion in the Bombay Army.
Known as the 27th Baluch Light Infantry in the Indian Army.
- 1844 raised as the Balooch Battalion
- 1858 became 1st Bengal Military Police Battalion
- 1846 became the 1st Baluch Battalion
- 1858 became the 1st Baluch Extra Battalion
- 1859 became the 1st Baluch Regiment
- 1871 became the 27th Bombay Native (Light) Infantry
- 1888 became the 27th (1st Baluch Battalion) Bombay Light Infantry
- 1901 became the 27th Baluch Light Infantry
- 1903 became the 127th (Queen Mary's Own) Baluch Light Infantry
- 1922 became the 3rd (Queen Mary's Own)/10th Baluch Regiment
- 1947 allocated to Pakistan on Partition
First World War
Second World War
The regiment served in India, Iraq, Egypt, Italy and Greece.
- 127th Baluch Light Infantry Wikipedia
- 127th Baluch Light Infantry British Empire website
- Taita Hills Rebellion 1898 www.kaiserscross.com
- East and Central Africa Medal 1897-99 with clasp: Uganda 1897-98, awarded to Sepoy Ahmad Khan, 27th (1st Baluch Battalion), Regiment of Bombay Light Infantry. The 27th (1st Baluch Battalion), Regiment of Bombay Light Infantry were one of three Indian Army regiments that took part in the suppression of a mutiny by the Sudanese troops used by the Colonial Government in Uganda. National Army Museum
- 10th Baluch Regiment Defence Journal Karachi June 1999, now archived. Probably an extract from Sons Of John Company by John Gaylor
- History of The Baloch Regiment 1820-1939 The Colonial Period Defence Journal Karachi October 2000, now archived.
- History of The Baloch Regiment 1939-1956 Defence Journal Karachi November 2000, now archived.
- "Operations in Mekran 1898-1902" by Harry Fecitt from “Harry’s Sideshows” kaiserscross.com
- Page 3 of "The International Prisoners-of-War Agency. The ICRC in World War One". html version, pdf An eleven page 2007 document setting out the type of records available. Page 3 of the file mentions a POW in Germany, from the 127th Baluchis, along with 3 from the 129th Baluchis captured at La Bassée on the Western Front on 20 December 1914. Retrieved 5 August 2014
- Details of catalogue entries for some WW1 War Diaries available at the National Archives. Kew, England. Note: "It is not guaranteed to be complete"
Historical books online
- "An East African I.O.M. pair awarded to Private Sube Khan, 1st Baluch Light Infantry" - awarded for gallantry in action against Sudanese mutineers, 9-10 October 1898. [with image] Item 442 (digital page 52) Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria Auction catalogue by Dix Noonan Webb 19th September 2013. Archive.org
- Capital Campaigners: The History Of The 3rd Battalion (Queen Mary’s Own) The Baluch Regiment by Lieutenant-Colonel W. E. Maxwell 1948 is available in a reprint edition, which in turn is available as an online book on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3, located in World War II/Military Books/Britain.
- Lindsay, Kimberley John. MIC sans BWM/VM with 1917 IARO entry? Great War Forum 22 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
- dryan67 [Ryan, David A] 3rd Battalion The Baulch Regiment. Which Indian Infantry Division? WW2Talk Forum 10 September, 2018. David A Ryan is co author of books on the Indian Army in WW2, see the WW2Talk Forum post Indian Army: An Organisational History 19 April 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
- Capital Campaigners: The History Of The 3rd Battalion (Queen Mary’s Own) The Baluch Regiment by Lieutenant-Colonel W. E. Maxwell. Naval & Military Press reprint edition.