Bengal Presidency
The Bengal Presidency, originally comprising east and west Bengal, was a colonial region of the British Empire in South-Asia and beyond. It comprised areas which are now within Bangladesh, and the pre...
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Cornwallis in India
British General Charles Cornwallis, the 2nd Earl Cornwallis, was appointed in February 1786 to serve as both Commander-in-Chief of British India and Governor of the Presidency of Fort William, also kn...
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Partition of Bengal (1905)
The decision to effect the Partition of Bengal (Bengali: বঙ্গভঙ্গ) was announced in July 1905 by the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon. The partition took place in 16 October 1905 and separated the large...
Partition of Bengal (1905) - Wikipedia
5th Bengal European Regiment
The 5th Bengal European Regiment was an infantry regiment of the British East India Company, created in 1858 and disbanded in 1860.The regiment was raised in Bengal by the East India Company in 1858, ...
Herbert MacPherson
Lieutenant-General Sir Herbert Taylor MacPherson VC GCB KCSI (22 January 1827 – 20 October 1886) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award ...
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3rd Brahmans
The 3rd Brahmans were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to 1798, when they were the 1st Battalion, 16th Bengal Native Infantry. Over the years they were k...
43rd Erinpura Regiment
The 43rd Erinpura Regiment was a regiment of the British Indian Army. They were raised in 1860, as the Erinpoorah Irregular Force by a Lt-Col J F W Hall and at that time consisted of both cavalry and ...
Charles Cecil Stevens
Sir Charles Cecil Stevens, KCSI (born 5 July 1840 on the island of Tahiti, son of Charles G Stevens – died 27 March 1909, Kensington) was the lieutenant governor of the province of Bengal, representin...
10th Jats
The 10th Jats were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to 1823, when they were known as the 1st Battalion, 33rd Bengal Native Infantry. Over the years they ...
Richard Ridgeway
Colonel Richard Kirby Ridgeway VC CB (18 August 1848 – 11 October 1924) was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy...
101st Regiment of Foot (Royal Bengal Fusiliers)
The 101st Regiment of Foot (Royal Bengal Fusiliers) was a regiment of the British Army from 1862 to 1881. They possessed a previous history in the Bengal Army dating back to 1652.
The regiment was...
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William Vousden
Major General William John Vousden VC CB (20 September 1848 – 12 November 1902) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face o...
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Cecil Beadon
Sir Cecil Beadon KCSI (1816–1880) was an English administrator in British India, serving as lieutenant-governor of Bengal from 1862 to 1866, when he was relieved of the post after a commission of inqu...
Bengal Engineer Group
The Bengal Engineer Group (BEG) or the Bengal Sappers or Bengal Engineers as they are informally known, are remnants of British Indian Army's Bengal Army of the Bengal Presidency in British India; now...
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44th Merwara Infantry
The 44th Merwara Infantry was an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to 1824, when the Sylhet Light Infantry was raised. This first 44th eventually became the ...
Colonial India
Colonial India is the part of the Indian subcontinent which was under the control of European colonial powers, through trade and conquest. The first European power to arrive in India was the Macedonia...
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11th Rajputs
The 11th Rajputs was an infantry regiment of the Bengal Army and later of the British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to 1825, when they were the 2nd Extra Battalion, Bengal Native Infantr...
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14th King George's Own Ferozepore Sikhs
The 14th King George's Own Ferozepore Sikhs was a regiment of the British Indian Army they can trace their origins to the Regiment of Ferozepore formed in 1846. The regiment had a number of different ...
Andrew Scott (VC)
Major Andrew Scott VC (22 August 1840 – 5 September 1882) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can b...
7th (Duke of Connaught's Own) Rajputs
The 7th (Duke of Connaught's Own) Rajputs were an infantry regiment of the Bengal Army, later of the united British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to 1798, when they were the 1st Battalio...
Harry Verelst (colonial governor)
Harry Verelst (11 February 1734 – 24 October 1785) was a colonial administrator with the British East India Company and the governor of Bengal from 1767 to 1769.
According to one source, Verelst c...
Andrew Henderson Leith Fraser
Sir Andrew Henderson Leith Fraser, KCSI (14 November 1848 – 26 February 1919) was an Indian Civil Servant and the Lieutenant Governor of Bengal between 1903 and 1908.
Born in Bombay on 14th N...
47th Sikhs
The 47th Sikhs were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to 1901, when they were raised as the 47th (Sikh) Bengal Infantry.After World War I, the Indian gove...