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
- 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, 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
- Jemadar Uniform 1897 British Empire Website
- John Coke (East India Company officer) Wikipedia
- Jemadar Mir Dast VC Wikipedia
- Mir Dast - the man behind the plaque brightonmuseums.org.uk. He was admitted to the Royal Pavilion Hospital, Brighton, England and it was here that he learned that he was to be awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in Ypres.
- Photograph: c 1860: Playing Cricket, Kohatfrom UK National Army Museum (nam.ac.uk)
- Details of catalogue entries for some WW1 War Diaries available at the National Archives. Kew, England. Note: "It is not guaranteed to be complete". In fact it shows no entries. The War Diaries available at the British Library may be a possible alternative source.
- Frontier Force Regiment defence.pk
Historical books online
- Digest Of Services Of The 1st (Coke's) Regiment, Punjab Infantry by Colonel Theo Higginson. Published Simla, 1888. Pdf download, Digital Library of India. Archive.org mirror version.
- The Frontier Force Rifles by Brigadier W E H Condon, originally published 1953, is available in a reprint edition, which in turn is available as an online book on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3 (located in World War II/Military Books/Britain).