1st Regiment of Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force

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Known as the 1st Punjabis and Coke's Rifles. Stationed at Dera Ismail Khan in 1902.


  • 1849 raised as 1st Regiment of Punjab Infantry by Captain John Coke
  • 1851 retitled as the 1st Regiment of Infantry, Punjab Irregular Force
  • 1865 became the 1st Regiment of Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force
  • 1901 became 1st Punjab Infantry
  • 1903 became 55th Coke's Rifles (Frontier Force)
  • 1922 amalagmated with six other regiments to form the 6-battalion 13th Frontier Force Rifles, the 55th becoming the 1st Battalion (Coke's)
  • 1946 became 1st Battalion (Coke's), Frontier Force Rifles
  • 1946 allocated to Pakistan
  • 1956 amalgamated with the Pathan Regiment and the Frontier Force Regiment forming The Frontier Force Regiment and known as the 7th (Coke's) Battalion

Regimental history

  • The Frontier Force Rifles by Brigadier W E H Condon 1953. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001795360 . Also available in a reprint edition, with a slightly different title,[1] which in turn is available as an online book on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3, see below.
  • A Summarised History of the 13th Frontier Force Rifles, Indian Army, during the Second World War, 1939-1946 by [A.D. FitzGerald]. 1985. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01011838679 .

First World War

1/55th Rifles were part of the Bushire Field Force in 1918 and are mentioned in Operations in Persia.[2] See the Fibiwiki page Norperforce.

External links

Historical books online


  1. The Frontier Force Rifles 1849 – 1946 by Brigadier W E H Condon. Naval & Military Press reprint edition.
  2. Lindsay, Kimberley John. MIC sans BWM/VM with 1917 IARO entry? Great War Forum 22 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.