2nd Battalion 130th Baluchis (King George’s Own)

This article is about the short-lived 2nd Battalion 130th King George’s Own Baluchis (Jacob’s Rifles) and will help you research those who served with it during the First World War. I have written a separate article for the 1st Battalion 130th King George’s Own Baluchis (Jacob’s Rifles) and a series of guides to help you research those who served in the Indian Army during World War One. To view the guides click on the links below:

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The 2nd Battalion 130th King George’s Own Baluchis (Jacob’s Rifles)

Lineage: The 2nd Battalion 130th Baluchis was formed at Karachi (Sindh, Pakistan) on 26 October 1918 and was disbanded on 15 June 1920. For a history of the Regiment’s lineage see my page on the 1st Battalion 130th Baluchis (King George’s Own).

Class Composition of Battalion in 1919: 2 Companies of Punjabi Musalmans, 1 Company of Baluchis and 1 Company of Sindhis.

The 2nd Battalion 130th Baluchis was formed at Karachi (Sindh, Pakistan) on 26 October 1918. The Battalion’s first commanding officer was Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel/Acting Lieutenant-Colonel J. C. Loch who was appointed on 12 November 1918 from the 3rd Gurkha Rifles. The Battalion did not serve outside of India during the First World War and in the January 1920 Indian Army List the Battalion was stationed at Karachi and in the April 1920 edition at Jhelum (Punjab, Pakistan). The 2nd Battalion 130th Baluchis was disbanded on 15 June 1920.

Below is an excerpt from the April 1919 Indian Army List showing British officers serving with the 2nd Battalion 130th Baluchis.2nd Battalion 130th Baluchis

War Diaries for the 2nd Battalion 130th King George’s Own Baluchis (Jacob’s Rifles)

Unfortunately, there are no war diaries for the 2nd Battalion 130th Baluchis.

Further Sources for the 2nd Battalion 130th King George’s Own Baluchis (Jacob’s Rifles)

 For information regarding the British and Indian officers who served with the 2nd Battalion 130th Baluchis the Indian Army List should be consulted. There is only one confidential report for the Battalion which is at the British Library. This report also contains the confidential reports of the British officers who served with it: Confidential review reports on Indian Army units, depots, British officers, etc. for 1918-1919 IOR/L/MIL/7/17030)

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