Calcutta Scottish

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The Calcutta Scottish was a regiment of volunteers of Scottish descent.


  • 1914 raised as an infantry regiment of the Indian Army.
  • 1917, April 1 redesignated 44th Calcutta Scottish
  • 1920, October 1 redesignated The Calcutta Scottish (Auxiliary Force, India)

FIBIS resources

Regimental Journal

The Calcutta Scottish Regimental Chronicle vol 1 no 1-vol 5 no 2 April 1933-July 1938 is available at the British Library

External links

  • The Calcutta Scottish Volume 145, No. 9, May 2009 Newsletter of the Saint Andrew's Society of San Francisco, pages 1, 5, 7-9, now an archived webpage. Includes a photograph c 1916.
    • Four members of the Calcutta Scottish, along with 15 members of the Calcutta Light Horse took part in the raid on Axis shipping in 1943 in Goa. The party sailed a barge into Goa harbour and caused the sinking of three German merchantmen. See Calcutta Light Horse for more details.
  • Calcutta Scottish Wikipedia. This article is based on the May 2009 newsletter above.
  • Details of the 1989 interview with Frank Wildish, Indian Army Officer from 1940. Reel 1 includes joining Calcutta Scottish auxiliary forces (c late 1930s). Currently (March 2015) not availablle to listen to online, but check at later dates. Imperial War Museums
  • Summary of the Commonwealth Scottish Regiments by Kim Stacy, c 2001. Information by the Scottish Military Historical Society, now an archived webpage.