Indian Army, Indian Volunteer and Indian State Forces Imperial Service Units that served in East Africa during the Great War

 

(Each of these units either served as a complete unit or else sent a complete sub-unit or detachment to serve independently in East Africa during the period of the Great War.)

 

Indian Army Cavalry

17th Cavalry East Africa Squadron  (January 1915- January 1917)

25th Cavalry (Frontier Force)  (August 1917 – February 1918)

 

Indian Army Mountain Artillery

22nd Derajat Mountain Battery (Frontier Force)  (December 1916 – November 1918)

24th Hazara Mountain Battery (Frontier Force)  (April 1917 – August 1918)

27th (Bengal) Mountain Battery  (September 1914 – January 1918)

28th (Lahore) Mountain Battery  (November 1914 – January 1917)

 

Indian Volunteer Artillery

Calcutta Volunteer Battery, formed from the Cossipore Artillery Volunteers  (September 1914 – mid 1917)

 

Indian State Forces Artillery

1st Kashmir Mountain Battery  (December 1916 – February 1918)

 

Indian Sappers & Miners

14th Company, Madras Sappers & Miners  (February-November 1918)

25th Railway Company, Sappers & Miners  (November 1914 – December 1917)

26th Railway Company, Sappers & Miners  (November 1914 – December 1917)

27th Railway Company, Sappers & Miners  (April 1916 – April 1918)

28th Railway Company, Sappers & Miners  (April 1916 – September 1918)

No 5 Pontoon Park, Bombay Sappers & Miners

No.4 Engineer Field Park, Madras Sappers & Miners

No. 3 Photo-Litho Section, Madras Sappers & Miners

No. 4 Printing Section, Madras Sappers & Miners

 

Indian State Forces Sappers & Miners

1st Faridkot Field Company, Sappers & Miners  (November 1917 – February 1918)

 

Indian Army Infantry

5th Light Infantry  (March 1916 – June 1918)

13th Rajputs (The Shekhawati Regiment)  (November 1914 – December 1915)

17th Infantry (The Loyal Regiment)  (February 1916 – December 1917)

29th Punjabis  (September 1914 - May 1917)

30th Punjabis  (December 1916 – December 1917)

33rd Punjabis  (May 1917 – February 1918)

40th Pathans  (January 1916 – February 1918)

55th Coke’s Rifles (Frontier Force)  (August 1917 – February 1918)

57th Wilde’s Rifles (Frontier Force)  (July 1916 – September 1917)

58th Vaughan’s Rifles (Frontier Force), one company  (February 1918 – mid-1918)

61st (King George’s Own) Pioneers  (November 1914 – February 1918)

63rd Palmacottah Light Infantry  (November 1914 – January 1917)

98th Infantry  (November 1914 – January 1917)

101st Grenadiers  (November 1914 – August 1916)

127th (Queen Mary’s Own) Baluchi Light Infantry  (August 1917 – February 1918)

129th Duke of Connaught’s Own Baluchis  (January 1916 – January 1918)

130th (King George’s Own) Baluchis (Jacob’s Rifles)  (January 1915 – October 1917)

 

Indian Volunteer Machine Gun Units

Indian Volunteer Maxim Company  (September 1914 – mid-1917)

North-West Railway Volunteers Machine Gun Company  (November 1914 – early 1918)

 

Indian State Forces Infantry

Bharatpur Imperial Service Infantry  (September 1914  - December 1917)

3rd Gwalior Maharajah Scindia’s Own Battalion (November 1914 – December 1917) 

Jind Imperial Service Infantry  (September 1914 - January 1918)

Kapurthala Jagatjit Infantry  (September 1914 - December 1917)

2nd Kashmir Imperial Service Rifles  (November 1914- May 1917)

3rd Kashmir Rifles (Raghunath Regiment)  (November 1914 – May 1917)

1st Rampur Imperial Service Infantry  (September 1914 - January 1918)

 

Indian Army Logistics and Support Units

Indian Medical Service

Indian Subordinate Medical Department

Indian Army Hospital Corps

Indian Postal Department

Indian Telegraph Department

Indian Supply and Transport Department

Indian Ordnance Department

Indian Corps of Military Staff Clerks

Indian Writers

 

Sea-going Units

Royal Indian Marine

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