Indian Infantry Regiments of the First World War

Below is a complete list of every Indian Infantry regiment which served in the First World War except for the Gurkhas and Imperial Service Troops. If you click on the regiment’s title you will be taken to a new page which will give you the following information:

  • The Regiment’s lineage and class composition
  • An overview of its services during the First World War
  • A description of its war diaries including cataloguing numbers
  • Further sources of information available at the archives or online
  • Whether a regimental history was produced
  • Transcriptions from a Regiment’s war diary

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Indian Infantry Regiments WW1

A watercolour by Alfred Crowdy Lovett from Armies of India by George Fletcher MacMunn showing soldiers from eleven of the twelve Indian pioneer battalions just before the First World War.

Indian Infantry Regiments of the First World War

1st Brahmans, 1st Battalion

1st Brahmans, 2nd Battalion

2nd Queen Victoria’s Own Rajput Light Infantry, 1st Battalion

2nd Queen Victoria’s Own Rajput Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion

2nd Queen Victoria’s Own Rajput Light Infantry, 3rd Battalion

3rd Brahmans, 1st Battalion

3rd Brahmans, 2nd Battalion

4th Prince Albert Victor’s Rajputs, 1st Battalion

4th Prince Albert Victor’s Rajputs, 2nd Battalion

5th Light Infantry, 1st Battalion

5th Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion

6th Jat Light Infantry, 1st Battalion

6th Jat Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion

7th Duke of Connaught’s Own Rajputs, 1st Battalion

7th Duke of Connaught’s Own Rajputs, 2nd Battalion

8th Rajputs, 1st Battalion

8th Rajputs, 2nd Battalion

9th Bhopal Infantry, 1st Battalion

9th (Delhi) Infantry, 2nd Battalion

9th Bhopal Infantry, 3rd Battalion

9th Bhopal Infantry, 4th Battalion

10th Jats, 1st Battalion

10th Jats, 2nd Battalion

11th Rajputs, 1st Battalion

11th Rajputs, 2nd Battalion

12th Pioneers (The Kelat-i-Ghilzie Regiment), 1st Battalion

12th Pioneers (The Kelat-i-Ghilzie Regiment), 2nd Battalion

13th Rajputs (The Shekhawati Regiment)

14th King George’s Own Ferozepore Sikhs

15th Ludhiana Sikhs, 1st Battalion

15th Ludhiana Sikhs, 2nd Battalion

16th Rajputs (The Lucknow Regiment)

17th Infantry (The Loyal Regiment), 1st Battalion

17th Infantry (The Loyal Regiment), 2nd Battalion

18th Infantry, 1st Battalion

18th Infantry, 2nd Battalion

19th Punjabis, 1st Battalion

19th Punjabis, 2nd Battalion

20th Duke of Cambridge’s Own Infantry (Brownlow’s Punjabis)

21st Punjabis, 1st Battalion

21st Punjabis, 2nd Battalion

22nd Punjabis, 1st Battalion

22nd Punjabis, 2nd Battalion

23rd Sikh Pioneers, 1st Battalion

23rd Sikh Pioneers, 2nd Battalion

23rd Sikh Pioneers, 3rd Battalion

24th Punjabis

25th Punjabis, 1st Battalion

25th Punjabis, 2nd Battalion

26th Punjabis, 1st Battalion

26th Punjabis, 2nd Battalion

27th Punjabis, 1st Battalion

27th Punjabis, 2nd Battalion

28th Punjabis, 1st Battalion

28th Punjabis, 2nd Battalion

29th Punjabis

30th Punjabis, 1st Battalion

30th Punjabis, 2nd Battalion

30th Punjabis, 3rd Battalion

30th Punjabis, 4th Battalion

31st Punjabis

32nd Pioneers, 1st Battalion

32nd Pioneers, 2nd Battalion

32nd Pioneers, 3rd Battalion

33rd Punjabis, 1st Battalion

33rd Punjabis, 2nd Battalion

34th Sikh Pioneers, 1st Battalion

34th Sikh Pioneers, 2nd Battalion

34th Sikh Pioneers, 3rd Battalion

35th Sikhs, 1st Battalion

35th Sikhs, 2nd Battalion

36th Sikhs

37th Dogras

38th Dogras

39th Garhwal Rifles, 1st Battalion

39th Garhwal Rifles, 2nd Battalion

39th Garhwal Rifles, 3rd Battalion

39th Garhwal Rifles, 4th Battalion

40th Pathans

41st Dogras, 1st Battalion

41st Dogras, 2nd Battalion

42nd Deoli Regiment, 1st Battalion

42nd Deoli Regiment, 2nd Battalion

43rd Erinpura Regiment, 1st Battalion

43rd Erinpura Regiment, 2nd Battalion

44th Merwara Infantry

45th Rattray’s Sikhs

46th Punjabis

47th Sikhs

48th Pioneers, 1st Battalion

48th Pioneers, 2nd Battalion

49th Bengalis

50th Kumaon Rifles, 1st Battalion

50th Kumaon Rifles, 2nd Battalion

51st Sikhs (Frontier Force)

52nd Sikhs (Frontier Force)

53rd Sikhs (Frontier Force)

54th Sikhs (Frontier Force), 1st Battalion

54th Sikhs (Frontier Force), 2nd Battalion

55th Coke’s Rifles (Frontier Force), 1st Battalion

55th Coke’s Rifles (Frontier Force), 2nd Battalion

56th Punjabi Rifles (Frontier Force), 1st Battalion

56th Punjabi Rifles (Frontier Force), 2nd Battalion

57th Wilde’s Rifles (Frontier Force)

58th Vaughan’s Rifles (Frontier Force)

59th Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force)

61st King George’s Own Pioneers, 1st Battalion

61st King George’s Own Pioneers, 2nd Battalion

62nd Punjabis

63rd Palamcottah Light Infantry, 1st Battalion

63rd Palamcottah Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion

64th Pioneers

66th Punjabis, 1st Battalion

66th Punjabis, 2nd Battalion

67th Punjabis, 1st Battalion

67th Punjabis, 2nd Battalion

69th Punjabis, 1st Battalion

69th Punjabis, 2nd Battalion

70th Burma Rifles, 1st Battalion

70th Burma Rifles, 2nd Battalion

70th Burma Rifles, 3rd Battalion

70th Burma Rifles, 4th Battalion

71st Punjabis

72nd Punjabis, 1st Battalion

72nd Punjabis, 2nd Battalion

73rd Carnatic Infantry, 1st Battalion

73rd Malabar Infantry, 2nd Battalion

74th Punjabis

75th Carnatic Infantry, 1st Battalion

75th Carnatic Infantry, 2nd Battalion

76th Punjabis, 1st Battalion

76th Punjabis, 2nd Battalion

78th Moplah Rifles

79th Carnatic Infantry

80th Carnatic Infantry

80th Carnatic Infantry, 2nd Battalion

81st Pioneers, 1st Battalion

81st Pioneers, 2nd Battalion

82nd Punjabis

83rd Wallajahbad Light Infantry

84th Punjabis

85th Burma Rifles

86th Carnatic Infantry

87th Punjabis

88th Carnatic Infantry, 1st Battalion

88th Carnatic Infantry, 2nd Battalion

89th Punjabis, 1st Battalion

89th Punjabis, 2nd Battalion

90th Punjabis, 1st Battalion

90th Punjabis, 2nd Battalion

91st Punjabis (Light Infantry),1st Battalion

91st Punjabis (Light Infantry), 2nd Battalion

92nd Punjabis

93rd Burma Infantry

94th Russell’s Infantry, 1st Battalion

94th Russell’s Infantry, 2nd Battalion

95th Russell’s Infantry, 1st Battalion

95th Russell’s Infantry, 2nd Battalion

96th Berar Infantry, 1st Battalion

96th Berar Infantry, 2nd Battalion

97th Deccan Infantry, 1st Battalion

97th Deccan Infantry, 2nd Battalion

98th Infantry, 1st Battalion

98th Infantry, 2nd Battalion

99th Deccan Infantry, 1st Battalion

99th Deccan Infantry, 2nd Battalion

The 101st Grenadiers, 1st Battalion

The 101st Grenadiers, 2nd Battalion

102nd King Edward’s Own Grenadiers, 1st Battalion

102nd King Edward’s Own Grenadiers, 2nd Battalion

103rd Mahratta Light Infantry, 1st Battalion

103rd Mahratta Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion

104th Wellesley’s Rifles

105th Mahratta Light Infantry

106th Hazara Pioneers

107th Pioneers, 1st Battalion

107th Pioneers, 2nd Battalion

108th Infantry

109th Infantry, 1st Battalion

109th Infantry, 2nd Battalion

110th Mahratta Light Infantry

111th Mahars

112th Infantry, 1st Battalion

112th Infantry, 2nd Battalion

113th Infantry, 1st Battalion

113th Infantry, 2nd Battalion

114th Mahrattas

116th Mahrattas

116th Mahrattas, 2nd Battalion

117th Mahrattas, 1st Battalion

117th Mahrattas, 2nd Battalion

119th Infantry (The Mooltan Regiment), 1st Battalion

119th Infantry (The Mooltan Regiment), 2nd Battalion

120th Rajputana Infantry

121st Pioneers

122nd Rajputana Infantry

123rd Outram’s Rifles, 1st Battalion

123rd Outram’s Rifles, 2nd Battalion

124th Duchess of Connaught’s Own Baluchistan Infantry, 1st Battalion

124th Duchess of Connaught’s Own Baluchistan Infantry, 2nd Battalion

124th Duchess of Connaught’s Own Baluchistan Infantry, 3rd Battalion

125th Napier’s Rifles, 1st Battalion

125th Napier’s Rifles, 2nd Battalion

126th Baluchistan Infantry

127th Queen Mary’s Own Baluch Light Infantry, 1st Battalion

127th Queen Mary’s Own Baluch Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion

128th Pioneers, 1st Battalion

128th Pioneers, 2nd Battalion

129th Duke of Connaught’s Own Baluchis, 1st Battalion

129th Duke of Connaught’s Own Baluchis, 2nd Battalion

130th King George’s Own Baluchis (Jacob’s Rifles), 1st Battalion

130th King George’s Own Baluchis, 2nd Battalion

131st United Provinces Regiment, 1st Battalion

131st United Provinces Regiment, 2nd Battalion

133rd Regiment

140th Patiala Infantry, 1st Battalion

141st Bikaner Infantry, 1st Battalion

142nd Jodhpur Infantry, 1st Battalion

143rd Narsingh (Dholpur) Infantry

150th Indian Infantry, 1st Battalion

150th Indian Infantry, 2nd Battalion

150th Indian Infantry, 3rd Battalion

151st Sikh Infantry, 1st Battalion

151st Indian Infantry, 2nd Battalion

151st Punjabi Rifles, 3rd Battalion

152nd Punjabis, 1st Battalion

152nd Punjabis, 2nd Battalion

152nd Punjabis, 3rd Battalion

153rd Punjabis, 1st Battalion

153rd Punjabis, 2nd Battalion

153rd Rifles, 3rd Battalion

154th Indian Infantry, 1st Battalion

154th Indian Infantry, 2nd Battalion

154th Indian Infantry, 3rd Battalion

155th Indian Pioneers, 1st Battalion

155th Indian Infantry, 2nd Battalion

156th Indian Infantry, 1st Battalion

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