9th Gurkha Rifles

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9th (Gurkha Rifle) Bengal Infantry

Refer to general article Gurkha Rifles


  • 1817 raised as the Fatagarh Levy
  • 1819 renamed the Mainpuri Levy
  • 1861 became 63rd Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry
  • 1885 became 9th Regiment of Bengal Infantry
  • 1894 renamed the 9th (Gurkha Rifle) Bengal Infantry
  • 1901 became the 9th (Gurkha Rifle) Bengal Infantry
  • 1947 allocated to India on Partition
  • 1950 became 9 Gorkha Rifles

External Links

  • 9th Gurkha Rifles British Empire website
  • 9 Gorkha Rifles Wikipedia
  • Great War Forum thread about Lieutenant Richard Crawhall Walton 1st Bn. 9th Gurkha Rifles, killed in action near La Bassée, France on the 7th November, 1914, and buried near Neuve Chapelle. (Includes an obituary in the form of a pdf only available to logged in members of the GWF)
  • Soldiers' Stories: Major George Campbell Wheeler 9th Gurkha Rifles, won the Victoria Cross while crossing the River Tigris during the Second Battle of Kut on 23 February 1917. nam.ac.uk.
  • "The British Campaign in Aden, 1914-1918" by Mark Connelly Journal of the Centre for First World War Studies Vol. 1, No. 3, 2005. pages 65-96, now an archived web page. Includes brief mention of 9/Gurkhas.
  • Listen to the 1998 interview with Percival Scott Leathart, British officer served with 3/9th Gurkha Rifles in Waziristan, India, Arakan, Burma, during Second Chindit Expedition in Burma and in Java, 1941-1946. Imperial War Museums.

Historical books online

  • The Gurkhas Pdf download, Digital Library of India. Archive.org version. A regimental history. This appears to be a reprint edition, for which no author is given, and which advises first published 1960. However the text 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.