30th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry

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  • 1798 raised as 1st Btn 15th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry following 1796 reorganisation when previous 15th became 2nd Btn 12th Regt
  • 1824 1st Battalion became 30th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry under Major H F G Cooper
  • 1857 mutinied at Nusseerabad 28 May

In 1861, after the mutiny, the title was given to the 22nd Regiment of Punjab Infantry which later became the 30th Regiment of Punjab Infantry.

External links

  • Victorian Wars Forum topic about the regiment , including at the time of the Indian Mutiny. [1]


  1. ‪jackhodder. The 30th Bengal Native Infantry (BNI) Victorian Wars Forum 05 April 2012, now archived.