59th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry

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Chronology

  • 1814 raised as 1st Btn 30th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry following 1796 reorganisation when previous 30th became 2nd Btn 8th Regiment
  • 1824 1st Battalion became 59th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry under Major J Pester

In the Indian Mutiny the regiment did not rebel and, in the ensuing disbandment of Bengal Army regiments, the 59th became the eighth most senior.

  • 1861 became 8th Bengal Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry

For subsequent history see 8th Regiment of Rajput Infantry