43rd Gurkha Rifles
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Refer to general article Gurkha Rifles
- 1835 raised as the Assam Sebundy Corps
- 1844 renamed 2nd (Assam) Light Infantry
- 1861 became the 43rd Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry
- 1864 renamed the 43rd (Assam) Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry
- 1885 became the 43rd (Assam) Regiment of Bengal Infantry
- 1886 became the 43rd Regiment, Gurkha Light Infantry
- 1891 became the 43rd Gurkha (Rifle) Regiment of Bengal Infantry
- 1901 became the 43rd Gurkha Rifles
- 1903 became the 7th Gurkha Rifles
- 1947 allocated to Britain on Partition
- 1970 became the 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles
- 1994 amalgamated with the 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles, 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles and 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles to become 2nd Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles
- Extracts from the history of the Seventh Gurkha Rifles. Cover title: The Seventh Gurkha Rifles : extracts from the history. Aldershot : Gale and Polden, 1954.
- Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01012499495
- History of 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles. Produced under the direction of a regimental committee from the story compiled by Colonel J. N. Mackay, etc. Edinburgh ; London : William Blackwood & Sons, 1962.
- Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001096474
- East of Katmandu : the Story of the 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles by E.D. Smith. Vol.2, 1948-1973 published 1976
- Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01006737845
- Britain's Brigade of Gurkhas : the 2nd K.E.O. Goorkha Rifles, the 6th Q.E.O. Gurkha Rifles, the 7th D.E.O. Gurkha Rifles and the 10th P.M.O. Gurkha Rifles by E.D. Smith. Originally published 1973, and reprinted 1982. Series: Famous regiments.
- Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01007379549
- 7th Gurkha Rifles British Empire Website
- 7th Gurkha Rifles Wikipedia
- WW1 National Archives (Kew) War Diary catalogue references, collaborativecollections.org:
- 1st Battalion, 7th Gurkha Rifles, Indian. Theatres of war: Mesopotamia and North Persia.
- 2nd Battalion, 7th Gurkha Rifles, Indian. Theatres of war: Egypt, Palestine and Syria; Mesopotamia and North Persia; India and East Persia.
- Pahalsing Karki [Seventh Gurkha Rifles] and Mesopotamia 1915 cwgc.org, now an archived webpage. One of the links quoted in the article is now also archived: 'Flood Warfare in Mesopotamia'.(greatwardifferent.com)
- "Kurdistan 1919: Military Operations in Mesopotamian Kurdistan: South Kurdistan, May–June 1919" by Harry Fecitt. From Harry's Sideshows kaiserscross.com
- Obituary: Major Rex Carr (1922-2013) 15 October 2013 The Telegraph. In 1944 he joined the 4th Battalion 1st King George V’s Own Gurkha Rifles (4/1 GR) and took part in the Battle of Kohima as a company commander. After Indian Independence he joined the 2nd Battalion 7th Gurkha Rifles (2/7 GR) and accompanied the battalion to Malaya. He was subsequently awarded two Military Crosses for operations in the Malayan jungle.
- The Gurkha Museum Peninsula Barracks, Winchester, Hampshire, England. Covers the 2nd, 6th, 7th and 10th Gurkha Rifles, those Gurkha Regiments which became part of the British Army.
Historical books online
- The Gurkhas 1928 Archive.org, mirror from Digital Library of India. Full title: The Gurkhas: their Manners, Customs and Country by Major W Brook Northey, late 1st KGO Gurkha Rifles and Captain C J Morris 3rd QAO Gurkha Rifles. Also available as a download from PAHAR Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset.
- The Land Of The Gurkhas Or The Himalayan Kingdom Of Nepal by Major W Brook Northey, late 1st KGO Gurkha Rifles. Reprint edition, first published 1937. Archive.org. The author held the post of Recruiting Officer for five years, during which he was permitted to visit the interiors of Nepal that were out of bounds to other Europeans. Also available to download as a pdf from PAHAR-Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset.
- The Gurkhas Archive.org version, mirror from Digital Library of India. A regimental history. This appears to be a reprint edition, for which no author is given, and which advises first published 1960. However the final chapter refers to events in 1964. The most likely publication appears to be The Gurkhas by Harold James and Denis Sheil-Small published 1965, London.
- The Gurkhas by James, 1965. Link to a pdf download, PAHAR Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset.