33rd Regiment of Madras Native Infantry

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Known as 33rd Madras Regiment of Native Infantry in the Madras Army
Known as 93rd Burma Infantry Regiment in the Indian Army


  • 1800 raised as 1st Battalion, 17th Regiment of Madras Native Infantry
  • 1824 became 33rd Madras Regiment of Native Infantry
  • 1885 became 33rd Madras Infantry
  • 1890 became 3rd Burma Infantry
  • 1891 became 33rd Regiment (3rd Burma Battalion) Madras Infantry
  • 1901 became 33rd Burma Infantry
  • 1903 became 93rd Burma Infantry Regiment
  • 1922 became 5th/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

Historical books online


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