9th Jat Regiment

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9th Jat Regiment
Active 1922–1947
Country Indian Empire
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Engagements World War II

The 9th Jat Regiment was an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. It was formed in 1922, after the Indian government reformed the army, moving from single battalion regiments to multi battalion regiments.

World War II[edit]

The Regiment saw a great deal of fighting with the Jats showing their mettle in North Africa, Ethiopia, Burma, Malaya, Singapore, and Java-Sumatra. A large number of gallantry awards were won including a Victoria Cross (by Jemadar Abdul Hafiz) and two George Crosses (by Islam-ud-Din and Abdul Rahman). At the end of the war the Regiment, in company with other regiments of the Indian Infantry, dropped the numeral 9 from its title and became simply the Jat Regiment. After independence it was allocated to the new Indian Army.

Formation[edit]

Formed in World War II[edit]

  • 7th Battalion
  • 8th Battalion
  • 9th Battalion
  • 14th Battalion
  • 15th Battalion [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sharma, p.159
  2. ^ Sharma, p160

Sources[edit]

  • Sharma, Gautam (1990). Valour and sacrifice: famous regiments of the Indian Army. Allied Publishers. ISBN 81-7023-140-X.