This article on the short-lived 1st Battalion 142nd Jodhpur Infantry will help you learn more about the Regiment. I have also written a series of guides to help you research those who served in the Indian Army during the First World War:
The 1st Battalion 142nd Jodhpur Infantry in the First World War
Lineage: The 1st Battalion 142nd Jodhpur Infantry was formed at Jodhpur, a city in the present-day Indian state of Rajasthan on 1 September 1918. The unit was disbanded in 1919 and despite its title, there was no second battalion.
Class Composition of Battalion in 1919: 2 Companies of Rajputs, 1 Company of Jats and 1 Company of Rajputana Muslims.
The 1st Battalion 142nd Jodhpur Infantry was a short-lived Indian infantry regiment formed at Jodhpur on 1 September 1918. The Regiment was recruited from the State of Jodhpur which was an Indian princely state which is now part of Rajasthan. It was one of a number of regiments raised from Indian princely states late in the war. The Regiment’s commanding officer was Major Ernie Francis Drummond Money who was appointed from the 2nd Battalion 4th Gurkha Rifles on 1 September 1918. The Regiment did not see active service and was disbanded in 1919. The 1st Battalion 142nd Jodhpur Infantry was stationed at Jodhpur for the duration of its existence and in May 1919, was recorded as still being “Under formation”. The Regiment was disbanded around July 1919. The excerpt below shows the British officers who were serving with the Regiment in the April 1919 edition of the Indian Army List. Only a handful of British officers were still serving with the unit which by this stage was undergoing demobilization.
War Diaries of the 1st Battalion 142nd Jodhpur Infantry
Unfortunately, there are no war diaries for the 1st Battalion 142nd Jodhpur Infantry.
Further Sources for the 1st Battalion 142nd Jodhpur Infantry
The Regiment is one of the most difficult Indian infantry regiments of the First World War to research as there are few sources of information. For information regarding the British and Indian officers who served with the 1st Battalion 142nd Jodhpur Infantry, the Indian Army List should be consulted.