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116th Mahrattas

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Active  1806-1922
Branch  British Indian Army
Country  British India
Type  Infantry
116th Mahrattas
Part of  Bombay Army (to 1895) Bombay Command
Colors  Red; faced light buff, 1882 yellow

The 116th Mahrattas were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. The regiment traces their origins to 1800, when they were raised as the 2nd Battalion, 7th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry.

During World War I the regiment was attached tp the 18th Indian Division for the Mesopotamia Campaign. They were involved in the Actions at the Fat-ha Gorge and on the Little Zab and the Battle of Sharqat in October 1918.

After World War I the Indian government reformed the army moving from single battalion regiments to multi battalion regiments. In 1922, the 116th Mahrattas became the 4th Battalion 5th Mahratta Light Infantry. After independence they were one of the regiments allocated to the Indian Army.

Predecessor names

  • 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry - 1800
  • 16th Bombay Native Infantry - 1824
  • 16th Bombay Infantry - 1885
  • 116th Mahrattas - 1903
  • References

    116th Mahrattas Wikipedia

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