103rd Mahratta Light Infantry
Known as the 3rd Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry in the Madras Army
Known as 103rd Mahratta Light Infantry in the Indian Army
- 1768 raised as the 2nd Battalion, Bombay Sepoys
- 1796 became 1st Battalion 2nd Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry
- 1824 became 3rd Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry
- 1871 became 3rd Regiment of Bombay (Light) Infantry
- 1901 became 3rd Bombay Light Infantry
- 1903 became 103rd Mahratta Light Infantry
- 1922 became 1st Battalion 5th Mahratta Light Infantry
- 1947 allocated to India on Partition
Second World War
The Regiment served in Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Italy, 1943-45, and was later part of the British Occupation Forces for Japan.
- 103rd Mahratta Light Infantry Wikipedia
- 103rd Mahratta Light Infantry British Empire website
- 5th Mahratta Light Infantry Wikipedia
- Maratha Light Infantry Wikipedia
- "On the frontline, 100 years ago" August 17, 2014 indianexpress.com. Scroll down to "Havaldar Dhondi Nikam, 1/103 Maratha light infantry, Battle of Kut-Al-Amara" by Sushant Kulkarni. He was wounded in late 1916 and was honourably discharged in March 1917.
- Photographs: The 103rd Mahratta L.I. on the North-West Frontier of India 1919 king-emperor.com
Historical books online
- Lists of the officers of His Majesty's and the Hon. Company's troops serving under the Presidency of Bombay from Adjutant General's Office January 1st 1798 1st Battalion Officers' muster roll in Malabar Google Books
- Valour Enshrined Pdf download, Digital Library of India. Archive.org version. Full title: Valour enshrined. A history of the Maratha Light Infantry, 1768-1947 by M.G. Abhyankar [Volume1], published 1971. (There was a second volume published, by C.L. Proudfoot in 1980, covering the period 1947-1979). The DLI file appears to be a reprint edition which advises first published 1960, but this date is not correct for this book.