31st Regiment of Madras Native Infantry

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Known as 31st Regiment of Madras Native Infantry in the Madras Army
Known as 91st Punjabis In the Indian Army


  • 1800 raised as 1st Battalion, 16th Regiment of Madras Native Infantry
  • 1824 became 31st Regiment of Madras Native Infantry
  • 1885 became 31st (Trichinopoly) Madras Light Infantry
  • 1892 became 31st Regiment (6th Burma Battalion) Madras Light Infantry
  • 1901 became 31st Burma Light Infantry
  • 1903 became 91st Punjab (Light Infantry) Regiment
  • 1922 became 3rd/8th Punjab Regiment
  • 1947 allocated to Pakistan on Partition
  • 1956 merged with other units to form the Baloch Regiment

Regimental history

  • Unfaded Glory : the 8th Punjab Regiment 1798-1956 by Major Rifat Nadeem Ahmad & Major General Rafiuddin Ahmed. Published 2006 by Naval & Military Press, UK. Available at Imperial War Museums, catalogue number LBY 07 / 2537
Some brief details of WW2 deployments from this book are provided in a WW2Talk Forum post.[1]

External links


  1. RobG64. 8th Punjab Regiment Regimental History WW2Talk Forum 19 January 2020. Retrieved 21 January 2020.