In Collaboration With Charles Griffin

Brief History
The Shekhawati Regiment were raised in 1835 as part of the Jaipur contingent and were taken into the Company's service as a local battalion 8 years later. They fought with distinction at Aliwal under Harry Smith in 1846. Remaining loyal during the Mutiny, they were taken into the Bengal line as the 13th Regiment.

From 1856 until 1922 their uniform was red with blue facings (the blue becoming darker in 1870) but they changed to rifle green in 1922 when they became the 10th Battalion 16th Rajputana Rifles.

Post Mutiny
Principal Campaigns and Battles
1878 - 80 Afghanistan
Predecessor Units
Infantry of the Shekhawati Brigade
(1835 - 1847)
The Shekhawati Battalion
(1847 - 1861)
13th Bengal Native Infantry
(1861 - 1884)
13th (Shekhawati) Bengal Native Infantry
(1884 - 1897)
13th (Shekhawati) Rajput Regiment of Bengal Infantry
(1897 - 1901)
13th (Shekhawati) Rajput Infantry
(1901 - 1903)
Successor Units
10th (Shekhawati) Bn 6th Rajputana Rifles
(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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