30th Regiment of Madras Native Infantry

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Known as 30th Regiment of Madras Native Infantry in the Madras Army
Known as 90th Punjabis In the Indian Army


  • 1798 raised as 2nd Battalion, 15th Regiment of Madras Native Infantry
  • 1824 became 30th Regiment of Madras Native Infantry
  • 1885 became 30th Madras Infantry
  • 1892 became 30th Regiment (5th Burma Battalion) Madras Infantry
  • 1901 became 30th Burma Infantry
  • 1903 became 90th Punjab Regiment
  • 1922 became 2nd/8th Punjab Regiment
  • 1947 allocated to Pakistan on Partition
  • 1956 merged with other units to form the Baloch Regiment

Also see

Regimental history

  • Unfaded Glory : the 8th Punjab Regiment 1798-1956 by Major Rifat Nadeem Ahmad & Major General Rafiuddin Ahmed. Published 2006 by Naval & Military Press, UK. Available at Imperial War Museums, catalogue number LBY 07 / 2537
Some brief details of WW2 deployments from this book are provided in a WW2Talk Forum post.[1]
  • The Punjab Mail Murder: The Story of an Indian Army Officer by Roger Perkins 1979 and 1986 editions. The 1979 edition is available at the British Library UIN: BLL01008815257. George Ramsey Hext of the 2nd/8th Punjab Regiment was murdered during an attack by Indian nationalists on a passenger train in 1931. The book is stated to contain much military detail on the North West Frontier campaign of 1930-31.

External Links


  1. RobG64. 8th Punjab Regiment Regimental History WW2Talk Forum 19 January 2020. Retrieved 21 January 2020.