11th Sikh Regiment

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11th Sikh Regiment
03-Men of the Loodiaah (Ludhiana) Sikh Regiment in China, Circa 1860..jpg
The Ludhiana Sikh Regiment in China, Circa 1860, during the Second Opium War
Active 1922–1947
Country  British India
Branch  British Indian Army
Type Infantry
Size Regiment
Engagements World War II

The 11th Sikh Regiment were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to 1922, when after World War I the Indian government reformed the army moving from single battalion regiments to multi battalion regiments.[1] The regimment was formed from the:

During World War II a further seven infantry battalions were formed the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 25th and a machine gun battalion. The 8th and 9th battalions were converted to Light Anti-Aircraft battalions.

The regiment was allocated to the new Indian Army on independence and became the Sikh Regiment.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Barthorp, Michael; Burn, Jeffrey (1979). Indian infantry regiments 1860-1914. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 0-85045-307-0. 
  • Sumner, Ian (2001). The Indian Army 1914-1947. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84176-196-6. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sumner p.15