Baluch Regimental Memorial


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Reference WMO254092

Address:

National Memorial Arboretum

Croxall Road

Alrewas

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Tree/s
Materials:
  • Flora and Fauna Flora and Fauna (any)
  • Stone Stone (any)
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • China (19C and 20C)
About the memorial: A memorial tree with stone plaque showing regimental badge at top with outline of history of regiment below.
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The Baluch Regiment-Indian Army 1820-1947 Raised in 1820 as a regiment of Native Infantry and renamed successively Baluchistan Regiment, Bombay Infantry (1895), Baluchistan Infantry (1902) and 10th, Baluch Regiment (1922). Men were recruited from tribes of the Indian sub-continent Baluch, Pathans, Punjabi Mussulman (Moslims) and Dogras (Hindus). They served loyally and in amity under British and Indian officers and fought in campaigns in Abyssinia (1868), in China (1900) in World War I in Europe (1914,1915)/ and East Africa, in the North West frontier of India, in Afghanistan, in World War II (1939-1945), in the Middle East, Italy, Greece, Malaya and Burma. Planted in 2002 to commemorate all those who served the/ Crown with the Baluch Regiment. This grove was subscribed/ to by officers who were privileged to lead and serve./ In proud and everlasting memory./ Kai! Kai! Baluch

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