4th Infantry, Hyderabad Contingent

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Known as 97th Deccan Infantry


  • 1794 raised as 3rd Battalion of the Aurangabad Division
  • 1826 became 4th Regiment of Infantry, Nizam's Army
  • 1854 became 4th Infantry, Hyderabad Contingent
  • 1903 became 97th Deccan Infantry
  • 1922 became 3rd (Deccan) Battalion 19th Hyderabad Regiment
  • 1945 became the Kumaon Regiment
  • 1947 allocated to India on Partition

External Links

Historical books online

  • The Story of the 97th Deccan Infantry by Major W C Kirkwood, 3rd Battalion, 19th Hyderabad Regiment 1929. Archive.org, mirror from Digital Library of India.
  • Valour Triumphs: A History of the Kumaon Regiment by K C Praval 1976. Copy and paste the following link in your browser
http://lib.perdana.org.my/PLF/PLF2/Digital_Content/PLF/000013/OCRed/Valour Triumphs.pdf or
access the archived version Archive.org.