4 Rajputs

4 Rajputs

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RAISED IN 1798 AS 2ND  BATTALION OF 16TH BENGAL NATIVE INFANTRY –RENUMBERED 33RD  BENGAL NATIVE INFANTRY IN 1824-FOUGHT AT LASWARI AGAINST MARATHAS IN 1803 ,BHURTPORE , FIRST AFGHAN WAR, FIRST SIKH WARBEING STATIONED IN HOSHIARPUR IN LOYAL PUNJAB THE BATTALION SURVIVED 1857- ALTHOUGH DISARMED BY NICHOLSON- BATTALION OF SIR SANDEMANS FATHER AS WELL AS SIR ROBERT SANDEMAN-RENUMBERED 4TH BENGAL NATIVE INFANTRY IN 1861  CLASS COMPOSITION IN 1883-HAD THREE RAJPUT COMPANIES OUT OF 8 IN 1883   MADE 100 % HINDUSTANI HINDU RAJPUT  IN 1893 EXPERIMENT WHERE SOME UNITS WERE MADE 100 % MUSLIM OR 100 % HINDU   BECAME 4TH PRINCE ALBERT VICTORS REGIMENT OF BENGAL INFANTRY AND 4TH PRINCE ALBERT VICTORS OWN RAJPUT REGIMENT ONLY IN 1897 AS A RECRUITING GIMMICK AFTER ALL THREE PRESIDENCY  ARMIES WERE MERGED IN 1895-FOUGHT  SECOND AFGHAN WAR AND THIRD BURMA WAR   TOOK NOMINAL PART IN FIRST WORLD WAR AS WAS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY MAJOR FIGHTING , FOUGHT A MINOR BATTLE AT AHWAZ IN PERSIA IN 1915 ,AND MOSTLY ON LINE OF   COMMUNICATION DUTIES IN MESOPOTAMIA.MUSLIMS WERE INTRODUCED IN CLASS COMPOSITION AFTER WW ONE-RENUMBERED 4TH BATTALION 7TH RAJPUTS IN 1922   Deployed in Egypt-1939 late  –fought at Siddi Barani  and later  in Battle of Alamein , Cyprus , Sudan in Second World War and in guarding oil pipelines in Iraq from 1943 onwards- allotted to Indian Army in 1947


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