6th Infantry, Hyderabad Contingent

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Known as 99th Deccan Infantry


  • 1788 raised as 2nd Battalion of the Ellichpur Brigade
  • 1826 became 8th Regiment of Infantry, Nizam's Army
  • 1854 became 6th Infantry, Hyderabad Contingent
  • 1903 became 99th Deccan Infantry
  • 1922 became 5th Battalion 19th Hyderabad Regiment
  • 1945 became the Kumaon Regiment
  • 1947 allocated to India on Partition

External links

Historical books online

  • 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.