Regimental Lineage

 

DATE YEAR         TITLE      AUTHORITY
24-Apr 1815 SIRMOOR BATTALION GCO of 24 April 1815
06-May 1823 8th SIRMOOR (GOORKHA) BATTALION GOCC unnumbered of 6 May 1823 covering GOGG No 8 of 2 May 1823
March 1824 8th SIRMOOR BATTALION Bengal Army List of 31 March 1823
01-Dec 1826 6th SIRMOOR BATTALION GGO No 231 of 5 October 1826
1845 6th SIRMOOR (RIFLE) BATTALION
01-Mar 1850 SIRMOOR (RIFLE) BATTALION GGO No 173 of 22 March 1850
April 1852 SIRMOOR BATTALION Bengal Army List of April 1852
04-Sep 1858 SIRMOOR RIFLE REGIMENT GOCC No 379 of 4 September 1858
03-May 1861 17th REGIMENT, NATIVE INFANTRY GGO No 400 of 3 May 1861
29-Oct 1861 2nd GOORKHA (THE SIRMOOR RIFLES) REGIMENT GGO No 990 of 29 October 1861
14-Mar 1876 2nd (PRINCE OF WALES’ OWN) GOORKHA REGIMENT (THE SIRMOOR RIFLES) GGO No 266 of 1876
12-Apr 1886 2nd (PRINCE OF WALES’S OWN) GOORKHA REGIMENT (THE SIRMOOR RIFLES) GO No 25 of 12 April 1886
20-Feb 1891 2nd (PRINCE OF WALES’ OWN) GURKHA (RIFLE) REGIMENT (THE SIRMOOR RIFLES) GO No 175 of 20 February 1891
13-Sep 1901 2nd (PRINCE OF WALES’ OWN) GURKHA (RIFLE) REGIMENT (THE SIRMOOR RIFLES) GGO No 937 of 13 September 1901
1901 2nd GURKHA RIFLES (PRINCE OF WALES’ OWN) (THE SIRMOOR RIFLES)
02-Oct 1903 2nd PRINCE OF WALES’ OWN GURKHA RIFLES (THE SIRMOOR RIFLES) IAO No 181 of 2 October 1903
01-Jan 1906 2nd KING EDWARD’S OWN GURKHA RIFLES (THE SIRMOOR RIFLES) G of I of 1 January 1906; IAO No 56 OF 29 January 1906
27-Jun 1936 2nd KING EDWARD VII’S OWN GURKHA RIFLES (THE SIRMOOR RIFLES) G of I of 27 June 1936
01-Jan 1948 2nd KING EDWARD VII’S OWN GURKHA RIFLES (THE SIRMOOR RIFLES) THE GURKHA REGIMENT AO No 147 of 30 December 1947
23-Sep 1948 2nd KING EDWARD VII’S OWN GURKHA RIFLES (THE SIRMOOR RIFLES) THE GURKHA REGIMENT AO No 79 of 23 September 1948
01-Jan 1950 2nd KING EDWARD VII’S OWN GURKHA RIFLES (THE SIRMOOR RIFLES) AO No 135 of November 1949
01-Jul 1994 Amalgamated to form part of THE ROYAL GURKHA RIFLES Royal Warrant of 24 March 1994; D/PS(A) 1104/10/1/PS 12(A) dated 15 Sep 1992

BATTALIONS

14-Sep 1992 1st BATTALION Title first used in 1886 when 2nd Battalion was raised. Amalgamated with 2nd Battalion in Hong Kong D/DASD/8/4/28/5 ASD 1 dated 18 Oct 1991
1886 2nd BATTALION Raised from 1st Battalion at Dehra Dun. GO of 6 Feb 1886
15-Feb 1942 Into captivity in Singapore.
14/15 May 1946 Reconstituted from 3rd Battalion IAO No 1255 of 1946
14-Sep 1992 Amalgamated with 1st Battalion in Hong Kong D/DASD/8/4/28/5 ASD 1 dated 18 Oct 1991
12-Jun 1917 3rd BATTALION Raised at Dehra Dun AD letter 8668 of 12 Jun 1917 & AD letter 15157
03-Oct 1920 Disbanded
Oct 1940 Re-raised at Dehra Dun
14/15 May 1946 Disbanded and reconstituted with 2nd Battalion at Santa Cruz Bombay at Midnight. IAO No 1255 of 1946
03-Mar 1941 4th BATTALION Raised at Dehra Dun
01-Jan 1948 Became 5th Battalion, 8th GURKHA RIFLES
18-Mar 1942 5th BATTALION Raised at Dehra Dun
Jan 1947 Disbanded in Dehra Dun