‘Rattray's 45th Sikh Regiment 1914-1918] a talk by James Rattray
19 Aug

Raised by Captain Thomas Rattray at Lahore in 1856 as the Bengal Military Police Battalion. Then the 1st Bengal Military Police Battalion in 1858, the 45th (Rattray’s Sikh) Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry in 1864, the 45th (Rattray’s Sikh) Regiment of Bengal Infantry in 1885, the 45th (Rattray’s) Sikh Infantry in 1901 and the 45th Rattray’s Sikhs in 1903. In 1922 became the 3rd Battalion, 11th Sikh Regiment. Composition in 1914: 8 Companies of Sikhs. 1919: 4 Companies of Sikhs.in July 1914: The 45th Sikhs was stationed at Dera Ismail Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,Pakistan) having arrived from Nasirabad (Rajasthan, India) on 24th December 1911

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
19 Aug 2017 14:00