In Collaboration With Charles Griffin


Brief History
The 19th Regiment of Bombay Infantry were granted the title of The Mooltan Regiment when they became the 119th in 1903. This was in recocnition of their bravery in 1849 when they were despatched fron Sind to the Fortress of Mooltan, which they successfully stormed.

During the Second Afghan War, an act of selfless heroism by a British officer and two sepoys brought great honour to the 19th. On the 16th April 1880 Major S J Waudby recieved information that a strong force of Kakur Pathans were going to attack Dubrai, a small post that he was checking on in his capacity as Road Commandant between Kandahar and Quetta. The post was manned by local Pathans in whom Waudby had little confidence. With him were two sepoys of the 19th and three sowars of the Scinde Horse. He strengthened the defences as far as he could and waited for the attack. The Pathan guard deserted them and they held off the attack for four hours, killing 30 of the enemy. Eventually they were overpowered and all six died fighting to the end.

In 1914 the 119th were stationed at Ahmednagar and comprised 2 companies of Rajputana Gujars, 2 of Mers, 2 of Rajputana Rajputs and 2 of Hindustani Muslims. Their WW1 service was in India and Mesopotamia.

When they amalgamated in 1922, with the 6th and 10th Jats and the 18th, the new regiment was called the 9th Jat Regiment. They were stationed at Bareilly. In 1947 they went to India.

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Principal Campaigns and Battles
1839 Ghuznee
1840 Afghanistan
Punjab
1849 Mooltan
1878 - 80 Afghanistan
1880 Kandahar
Predecessor Units
1st Battalion, 10th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry
(1817 - 1824)
19th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry
(1824 - 1885)
19th Regiment of Bombay Infantry
(1885 - 1901)
19th Bombay Infantry
(1901 - 1903)
Successor Units
2nd (Mooltan Battalion)/9th Jat Regiment
(1922 - 1947)
Post-Independence Fate
To India
Suggested Reading
A Matter of Honour
by Philip Mason

India's Army
by Donovan Jackson

Regiments and Corps of the British Army: A Critical Bibliography
by Roger Perkins

Sons of John Company
by John Gaylor

Armies of India
Painted by Lovett, Text by Macmunn

The Indian Army
by Boris Mollo

Forces of the British Empire
by E. Nevins and B. Chandler

Indian Army Uniforms - Infantry
by W. Y. Carman

Sergeant Pearman's Memoirs
by Anglesey, the Marquess of

Soldier Sahibs
by Charles Allen

The Bengal Native Infantry
by Dr Amiya Barat,

An Account of the War in India Between the English and French on the Coast of Coromandel, From the Year 1750 to the Year 1761
by Richard Owen Cambridge

Sketch of the Services of the Bengal Native Army
by Lt Cardew

The Indian Army: The Garrison of British Imperial India
by Heathcote

Britain's Army in India from its Origins to the Conquest of Bengal
by James Lawford

The Battle Honours of the British and Indian Armies
by Leslie

Sikh Soldier; Battle Honours and Sikh Soldier; Gallantry Awards by Narindar Singh Dhesi

A Matter of Honour: An Account of the Indian Army, its Officers and Men
by P Mason

A History of Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan from the Year 1745
by R Orme

From Sepoy to Subedar
by Sita Ram

Forty-one Years in India
by Earl Roberts

Wellington in India
by Weller

The Bengal Native Infantry
by Captain Williams


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