Eastern Bengal Railway Battalion

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The Eastern Bengal Railway Battalion were an auxiliary regiment under the Bengal command. They included staff of the Eastern Bengal Railway and Northern Bengal State Railway.

Chronology

  • 1873 raised on 1st March as Eastern Bengal State Railway Volunteer Rifle Corps by GGO 223[1]
  • 1882 became Eastern Bengal Railway Volunteer Rifle Corps when the Northern Bengal State Railway Volunteer Rifle Corps were amalgamated
  • 1884 resumed original designation on the 21st November
  • 1917 1st April became 12th Eastern Bengal Railway Battalion[2]
  • 1920 redesignated Eastern Bengal Railway Battalion on 1st October[2]

Details

In 1901:[1]

  • Headquarters - Calcutta
  • Uniform - Khaki drill

By 1940:[2]

  • Uniform - Khaki
  • Facings- White
  • Badge - Tiger's head encircled by a laurel wreath and surmounted by a crown. Above the crown is a scroll with the motto inscribed and below is a scroll with "Eastern Bengal Railway Battalion" is inscribed
  • Motto - "Semper Paratus"

Detached companies

In 1901:[1]

  • Chitpore
  • Kanchrapara
  • Rajbari
  • Goalundo
  • Sara
  • Parbatipur
  • Katihar
  • Saidpur
  • Reserve Company at Serajgunge

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Indian Army List 1st Sept 1901
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jackson, Major Donovan India's Army (1940)