Gurkha tribesmen began to be recruited into the Bengal Army after the Gurkha War in 1816. They bore many names before becoming Gurkha Rifles. Articles on the regiments can be found as follows:
- 1st Gurkha Rifles
- 2nd Gurkha Rifles
- 3rd Gurkha Rifles
- 4th Gurkha Rifles
- 5th Gurkha Rifles
- 6th Gurkha Rifles
- 7th Gurkha Rifles
- 8th Gurkha Rifles
- 9th Gurkha Rifles
- 10th Gurkha Rifles
The 11th Gurkha Rifles was raised during the 1st World War then disbanded. The 25th, 26th & 29th Gurkha Rifles were raised during the 2nd World War then disbanded.
On the FIBIS website British Indian Army regiments are listed with titles as at the re-organisation of 1895. So 6th, 7th & 8th Gurkha Rifles are in articles titled 42nd, 43rd & 44th Gurkha Rifles. At the Partition of India in 1947 the regiments were given the choice of attachment to the British Army or the Indian Army. The 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th & 10th Regiments chose Britain. The 3rd, 4th, 5th , 8th & 9th Regiments chose India.
Details of the structure of the Regiments are available below.
Gurkha, Goorkha, Goorkhá
The kukri has been used from the time the Nepalese joined the East India Company Bengal Army in 1815
Gurkha jaats or tribes
Gurkha jaat or tribe names may be seen on medals. Common names include Gurung, Limbu, Pun, Rai, Tamang and Thapa.
The Gurungs were the largest tribe recruited by the British and Indian Armies for their Gurkha regiments, particularly for recruitment in the West of Nepal. Rais and Limbus were Eastern Nepal - 7th and 10th Gurkhas. The Gurungs, along with the Magars were considered the beau ideal of what a Gurkha soldier should be.
In the Army most men were known by their 4 digit numbers rather than their names as the number of surnames was extremely limited. One might have 30 Gurungs on parade and young Officers who knew their men knew their numbers. The men also referred to each other by their numbers and each cohort regarded their intake as "number-ies" - men of the same intake and therefore seniority. 
- Gurkha Rifles Wikipedia
- Gurkha Wikipedia
- Kukri Wikipedia
- Nepal including Gurkha Regiments Regiments.org, an archived website.
- "Regimental Histories and Army Handbooks: A Bibliography of the Gurkha Regiments" by Mary Des Chene, Dept of Anthropology, Stanford University SALNAQ - Issue 21 / 22 (Fall 1986 / Spring 1987) (SALNAQ: South Asia Library Notes & Queries | CONSALD) html version, original pdf
- Gurkha kukri knife's historic role in war and peace BBC.
- Photograph: [1/4th] Gurkhas at kit inspection showing kukris [Le Sart, France]. Photographer: H. D. Girdwood. Date: 24 Jul 1915. Catalogue record British Library Digitised Manuscripts.
- Soldiers' Stories: Captain Walter Bagot-Chester 3rd Battalion The 3rd Queen Alexandra’s Own Gurkha Rifles, awarded the Military Cross (MC) for his part in the Third Battle of Gaza, Palestine, in November 1917. National Army Museum. Includes Diary extracts with details of "good kukri work" against Turks.
- "The Agony Of The Opt: The Transfer Of Gurkha Regiments From The Indian To The British Army In 1948" by Charles Messenger, BCMH Summer Conference 2012 – Indian Armies (The British Commission for Military History bcmh.org.uk, now an archived webpage).
- "Museum that showcases heroic deeds of Gurkhas" by R D [probably Romesh Dutt] The Tribune Saturday, February 20, 1999. The Museum is located at Subathu and contains memorabilia of the Ist and the 4th Gurkha Rifles.
- Photographs: Salute to the Gurkhas flickr.com (retrieved 18 June 2014)
- John Eric Colenso: British Officer in the Gurkha Rifles by Ann Collins 24th August 2014. now an archived webpage. colensostudy.id.au. He was appointed to the 2/7th Gurkha Rifles in 1907 and seconded to the Burma Military Police (BMP) in1909. During WW1 was with the 2/7th Gurkha Rifles in Egypt and then on the Western Front with the 2/39th Garhwal Rifles, and then with the 2nd/2nd Gurkhas. Back in India, he took part in the 3rd Afghan War with the 2/7th Gurkhas and was then with the BMP 1919- c 1922, when he was transferred to the 3rd Gurkha Rifles and took part in the actions in Waziristan 1922-1923. He retired in 1932
- Video Delhi to the North West Frontier (1935). Film "Bt. Gurkha Rifles leaving Abbottabad for Waziristan" commences at 13.01 minutes. YouTube video, British Film Institute Collection.
- Soldiers from the Hills: The Gurkhas by Lieutenant Colonel A J Ferrea, AV. 23 March 1988. Individual study project, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA. Archive.org, Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) collection.
Historical books online
- Char-ee-kar and service there with the 4th Goorkha Regiment (Shah Shooja's force) in 1841: an episode of the first Afghan War by Colonel Haughton 1879 Archive.org
- Notes on Goorkhas: being a short account of their country, history, characteristic, clans, &c. by Captain Eden Vansittart, 5th Goorkhas 1890 Archive.org
- Handbooks for the Indian Army: Gurkhas
- Handbooks for the Indian Army: Gurkhas Compiled under the orders of the Government by Lieut- Colonel Eden Vansittart 2nd Bn 10th Gurkha Rifles. revised by Major B U Nicolay 1st Bn, 4th Gurkha Rifles 1915 (Reprint 1918), catalogued as Gurkhas (1915). Archive.org mirror version, from Digital Library of India.
- Handbooks for the Indian Army: Gurkhas Compiled under the orders of the Government by Major C J Morris, late 2nd Bn, 3rd QAO Gurkha Rifles Second edition 1936, revised by the author, first published 1933, catalogued as Gurkhas (1936). Archive.org mirror version from Digital Library of India.
- Under Ten Viceroys: the Reminiscences of a Gurkha by Major-General Nigel Woodyatt 1922 Archive.org. Chapters XII and XIII are specifically about the Gurkhas.
- The Gurkhas. 1928. Archive.org, Public Library of India Collection. 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, Public Library of India Collection. 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 Gurkha Soldier by Major H. R. K Gibbs (6th Gurkha Rifles). Deputy Recruiting Officer for Gurkhas. Second Edition 1947, first published 1944. Link to a pdf download, PAHAR Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset. Includes various tribes & classes, customs etc, (63 pages).
- Gorkha - the Story of the Gurkhas of Nepal by Lt.-Gen. Sir Francis Tuker 1957. Link to a pdf download, PAHAR Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset.
- Johnny Gurkha by Duncan Forbes 1964. Link to a pdf download, PAHAR Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset.
- The Gurkhas Archive.org, Public Library of India Collection. 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.
- Better to Die - the Story of the Gurkhas by Edward Bishop 1976. Link to a pdf download, PAHAR Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset.
- The Gurkhas by Byron Farwell 1984 Link to a pdf download, PAHAR Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset. Also available at the Archive.org Lending Library. Describes their manners, customs, and character, and their history as soldiers
- A Special Corps : the Beginnings of Gorkha Service with the British by A.P. Coleman. 1999 Link to a pdf download, PAHAR - Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset (MCADD).
- For personal accounts by officers, see 3rd Gurkha Rifles for John Morris's autobiography, and 4th Gurkha Rifles for John Masters's autobiographies.
- Muerrisch et al. Ghurka infantry establishments Great War Forum 5 July 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
- William Pennington in his autobiography Pick up your Parrots and Monkeys: The Life of a Boy Soldier in India (2003) reports being saved in WW2 Burma by a Gurkha who beheaded a Japanese who was about to kill the author (page 333). Pennington also reported seeing Ghurkas playing football with severed Japanese heads (page 332).
- "Henry George "Hank" Baker: An Obituary: 23rd June 1918 – 15th January 2006" by Roger Croston The Tibet Journal Vol. 30/31, No. 4/1, Contributions to the study of Tibetan medicine (Winter 2005 & Spring 2006), pp. 193-196. jstor.org. Register and read online for free, see Miscellaneous tips. Page 193 details an incident against tribesmen in the Ahmedzai Salient, Waziristan, North West Frontier c 1939
- 19th Century accounts of the kukri in action by 'Sirupate' Gurkha and Kukri Historical Tora Blades Forum, archived pages.
- The 20th Century British Military Gurkha Issue Kukri [with images] by Spiral 1 February 2015. ikrhs.com
- Thread from Sword Forum, archived page, 1927 RFI MKII Kukri with images.
- Guest (previously Martin G). whats a GURUNG and a THAPA Great War Forum 10 January 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2018.