28th Regiment of Punjab Infantry

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Known as 28th Punjabis


  • 1857 raised as 20th Punjab Infantry
  • 1861 became 28th Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1864 became 28th (Punjab) Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1885 became 28th (Punjab) Bengal Infantry
  • 1901 became 28th Punjab Infantry
  • 1903 became 28th Punjabis
  • 1922 became 4th/15th Punjab Regiment
  • 1947 allocated to Pakistan on Partition

Second World War

The regiment served in India, including operations in Waziristan, until early September 1943. It then served in Burma, Assam and again Burma until October 1945, when it departed for Siam.[1]

External links

Karamjeet Singh Judge Wikipedia
Karamjeet Singh Judge (1923-45) 10 August 2015 Ministry of Defence release.

Historical books online

  • Page 93 Memories of Seven Campaigns: a record of thirty-five years' service in the Indian Medical Department in India, China, Egypt, and the Sudan by James Howard Thornton, Deputy Surgeon General, Indian Medical Service, late Principal Medical Officer Punjab Frontier Force. 1895 Archive.org. (The author was in the Bengal Medical Service 1856-1891). C February 1862 Thornton was appointed medical officer to the left wing of the 28th Regiment of Native Infantry, who were to proceed to Sylhet to assist in suppressing a rebellion amongst the tribes in the Khasia and Jyntia Hills in Eastern Bengal.


  1. dryan67 4/15 Punjab Regiment 1944 and 1945 WW2Talk Forum February 6, 2017. David A Ryan is co author of books on the Indian Army in WW2, see the WW2Talk Forum post Indian Army: An Organisational History. Retrieved 28 April 2017.