43rd Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry

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  • 1803 raised as 1st Btn 22nd Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry following 1796 reorganisation when previous 22nd became the 2nd Btn 3rd Regiment
  • 1824 1st Battalion became 43rd Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry under Major W L Watson
  • 1842 became 42nd Bengal Native (Light) Infantry

In the Indian Mutiny the regiment did not rebel and, in the ensuing disbandment of Bengal Army regiments, the 43rd became the sixth most senior.

  • 1861 became 6th Bengal Native (Light) Infantry

For subsequent history see 6th Regiment of Jat Light Infantry

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