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The 11th Sikh Regiment
were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army
The British Indian Army, officially simply the Indian Army, was the principal army of the British Raj in India before the partition of India in 1947...
. 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.
The regimment was formed from the:
- 1st Battalion - 14th King George's Own Ferozepore Sikhs
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...
- 2nd Battalion - 15th Ludhiana Sikhs
The 15th Ludhiana Sikhs was an infantry regiment in the British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to 1846, when they were known as the Regiment of Ludhiana. During the Indian Mutiny they were relied upon to hold Benares throughout the period of the Mutiny...
- 3rd Battalion - 45th Rattray's Sikhs
The 45th Rattray's Sikhs was an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to the 1st Bengal Military Police Battalion raised in April 1856, at Lahore, by Captain Thomas Rattray originally consisting of a troop of 100 cavalry and 500 infantry...
- 4th Battalion - 36th Sikhs
The 36th Sikhs was an infantry regiment in the British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to 1887, when they were the 36th Bengal Infantry. They had one other change in title in 1901, when they became the 36th Sikh Infantry. They finally became the 36th Sikhs in 1903, after the...
- 5th Battalion - 47th Sikhs
The 47th Sikhs were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to 1901, when they were raised as the 47th Bengal Infantry....
- 10th Training Battalion - 35th Sikhs
The 35th Sikhs were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to 1887, when thy were raised as the 35th Bengal Infantry.The regiment took part in the Siege of Malakand in 1897 AND World War I...
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
The Indian Army is the land based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. With about 1,100,000 soldiers in active service and about 1,150,000 reserve troops, the Indian Army is the world's largest standing volunteer army...
on independence and became the Sikh Regiment.