Kolar Gold Fields Battalion

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The Kolar Gold Fields Battalion was an auxiliary regiment.


  • 1903 formed as the Kolar Gold Fields Rifle Volunteers on 23rd January from a detachment of the Bangalore Rifle Volunteers[1]
  • 1917 became 43rd Kolar Gold Fields Battalion on 1st April[1]
  • 1920 redesignated on 1st October as the Kolar Gold Fields Battalion[1]


By 1940:[1]

  • Uniform - Khaki
  • Badge - Crossed pickaxe and hammer in circle superscribed "The Kolar Gold Fields Bn", all surmounted by crown

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jackson, Major Donovan India's Army (1940)