14th King George's Own Ferozepore Sikhs

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14th Sikhs
Active 1846–1922
Country Indian Empire
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Part of Bengal Army (to 1895)
Bengal Command
Uniform Red; faced yellow
Engagements Lucknow
1878 - 80 Afghanistan
1878 Ali Masjid
Defence of Chitral
1900 China
Commanders
Colonel-in-Chief Edward VII (1904)

The 14th King George's Own Ferozepore Sikhs was a regiment of the British Indian Army they can trace their origins to the Regiment of Ferozepore formed in 1846. The regiment had a number of different titles over the following years, the 14th Bengal Native Infantry 1861–1864, the 14th (The Ferozepore) Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry 1864–1885, the 14th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry (Ferozepore Sikhs) 1885–1901, the 14th (Ferozepore) Sikh Infantry 1901–1903 and finally after the Kitchener reforms of the Indian Army in 1903 the 14th Ferozepore Sikhs. Further Changes in name followed the 14th Prince of Wales's Own Ferozepore Sikhs 1906–1910, the 14th King George's Own Ferozepore Sikhs 1910–1922.[1] To honour the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Indian they took part in the Rawalpindi Parade 1905. In World War I they took part in the Gallipoli Campaign with the 29th Indian Brigade and the Mesopotamia Campaign with the 51st Indian Brigade, 17th Indian Division.In the post World War I reforms of the Indian Army they were amalgamated into a large regiment and became the 1st Battalion 11th Sikh Regiment.[2] After the independence of India the regiment was allocated to the present day Indian Army.

Battle & Theater Honours[edit]

Lucknow, 1878 Afghanistan, 1878 Ali Masjid, Defence of Chitral 1895, China 1900, The Great War

Name Changes[edit]

  • Regiment of Ferozepore (1846 - 1861)
  • 14th Bengal Native Infantry (1861 - 1864)
  • 14th (The Ferozepore) Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry (1864 - 1885)
  • 14th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry (Ferozepore Sikhs) (1885 - 1901)
  • 14th (Ferozepore) Sikh Infantry (1901 - 1903)
  • 14th Ferozepore Sikhs (1903 - 1906)
  • 14th Prince of Wales's Own Ferozepore Sikhs (1906 - 1910)
  • 14th King George's Own Ferozepore Sikhs (1910 - 1922)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Empire: Armed Forces: Units: Indian Infantry: 14th Sikhs". Archived from the original on 2009-09-24. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  2. ^ Sumner p.15

Sources[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. 

Campaigns[edit]

Post Independence Campaigns[edit]