44th Gurkha Rifles

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Refer to general article Gurkha Rifles

Chronology

  • 1824 raised as the 16th Sylhet Local Battalion
  • 1826 became the 11th Sylhet Local (Light) Infantry
  • 1861 became the 44th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1864 renamed the 44th (Sylhet) Regiment of Bengal Native (Light) Infantry
  • 1885 became the 44th (Sylhet) Regiment of Bengal (Light) Infantry
  • 1886 became the 44th Regiment, Gurkha (Light) Infantry
  • 1891 became the 44th Gurkha (Rifle) Regiment of Bengal Infantry
  • 1901 became the 44th Gurkha Rifles
  • 1903 became the 8th Gurkha Rifles
  • 1947 allocated to India on Partition

FIBIS resources

  • "The Walsh Family and the Cawnpore Massacre" by Paddy Walsh FIBIS Journal Number 31 (Spring 2014) pages 3-15. For access, see FIBIS Journals
William Walsh was Acting Quarter Master Sergeant of the Sylhet Light Infantry in 1844.

External Links

Historical books online

  • With Mounted Infantry In Tibet by Brevet Major W J Ottley, 34th Sikh Pioneers 1906 Archive.org. The dedication mentions members of the 8th Gurkha Rifles.
  • History of the 8th Gurkha Rifles, 1824-1949 by H. J. Huxford. 1952. Link to a pdf download, PAHAR Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset.
  • The Gurkhas Pdf download, Digital Library of India. Archive.org version. A regimental history. This appears to be a reprint edition, for which no author is given, and which advises first published 1960. However the text refers to events in 1964.The most likely publication appears to be The Gurkhas by Harold James and Denis Sheil-Small published 1965, London.
The Gurkhas by James, 1965. Link to a pdf download, PAHAR Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset.

References

  1. Zahonado. 8th Ghurka Rifles WW2Talk Forum 22 December 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  2. dryan67. 1st Battalion 8th Gurkha Rifles WW2Talk Forum 21 January 2016. David A Ryan is co author of books on the Indian Army in WW2, see the WW2Talk Forum post Indian Army: An Organisational History. Retrieved 6 October 2018.