British Army units stationed in India in July 1914

The following units of the British Army were stationed in India just before the start of the Great War. In addition to the units shown were the regiments of the Indian Army.

Agra

  • 74th Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 1st Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders

Ahmednagar

  • D Ammunition Column of the Royal Horse Artillery
  • 1st Battalion of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Allahabad

  • 17th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery (batteries also at Barrackpore and Dinapore)
  • 51st Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 1st Battalion of the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Ambala (Umballa)

  • 8th Hussars
  • 1st Brigade of the Royal Horse Artillery
  • C Ammunition Column of the Royal Horse Artillery
  • 2 Mountain Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 5 Mountain Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 1st Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry

Bangalore

  • 7th Hussars
  • 13th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery
  • 10 Ammunition Column of the Royal Field Artillery
  • 2nd Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Bara Gali

  • 9 Mountain Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery

Bareilly

  • 2nd Battalion of the Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)

Barian

  • 68th (Siege) Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 1st Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment

Belgaum

  • 2nd Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment

Bombay

  • 52nd Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 77th Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 79th Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 85th Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 1st Battalion of the Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)

Calcutta

  • 62nd Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 2nd Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Campbellpore

  • A Ammunition Column of the Royal Horse Artillery
  • 104th (Heavy) Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery

Cawnpore

  • 3rd Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment

Ceylon

  • 93rd Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 31st Fortress Company of the Royal Engineers
  • 26th Company of the Royal Army Medical Corps

Chakrata

  • 1st Battalion of the Welsh Regiment

Chaubattia

  • 2nd Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment

Deesa

  • 4 Ammunition Column of the Royal Field Artillery

Delhi

  • 73rd Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 4th Battalion of the Rifle Brigade

Dinapore

  • 1st Battalion of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

Ferozepore

  • 82nd Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 1st Battalion of the Connaught Rangers

Fyzabad

  • 8 Ammunition Column of the Royal Field Artillery
  • 1st Battalion of the Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)

Jhansi

  • 6th (Howitzer) Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery (one battery at Agra)
  • 12 (Howitzer) Ammunition Column of the Royal Field Artillery
  • 2nd Battalion of the Royal Berkshire Regiment

Jubbulpore

  • 11 Ammunition Column of the Royal Field Artillery
  • 2nd Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment
  • 1st Battalion of the York & Lancaster Regiment

Jullundur

  • 3rd Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery
  • 1st Battalion of the Manchester Regiment

Kamptee

  • 2nd Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment

Karachi

  • 1st Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers

Kirkee

  • 11th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery
  • 6 Ammunition Column of the Royal Field Artillery

Hyderabad

  • 21st Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery (one battery at Karachi)
  • 4 Ammunition Column of the Royal Field Artillery

Lahore

  • I Ammunition Column of the Royal Horse Artillery
  • 18th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery (one battery at Ferozepore)
  • 3 Ammunition Column of the Royal Field Artillery
  • 1st Battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Lebong

  • 2nd Battalion of the King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

Lucknow

  • 1st Dragoon Guards
  • 11th Brigade of the Royal Horse Artillery (U Battery only, T Battery in Egypt)
  • G Ammunition Column of the Royal Horse Artillery
  • 5th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery (batteries also at Cawnpore and Fyzabad)
  • 3rd Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
  • 1st Battalion of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Madras (St. Thomas Mount)

  • 19th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery (batteries at Kamptee and Belgaum)
  • 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Manora

  • 69th Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 2nd Battalion of the Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

Maymyo

  • 1st Battalion of the Border Regiment

Meerut

  • 13th Hussars
  • 12th Brigade of the Royal Horse Artillery
  • F Ammunition Column of the Royal Horse Artillery
  • 9th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery (one battery at Bareilly)
  • 7 Ammunition Column of the Royal Field Artillery
  • 3rd Battalion of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Meiktila

  • 4th Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment

Mhow

  • 14th Hussars
  • 13th Brigade of the Royal Horse Artillery
  • E Ammunition Column of the Royal Horse Artillery
  • 2nd Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment

Multan (Mooltan)

  • 86th (Heavy) Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 2nd Battalion of the Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)

Muttra

  • 6th Dragoons

Nasirabad

  • 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment

Neemuch

  • 20th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery (one battery at Nasirabad)

Nowgong

  • 71st (Heavy) Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 90th (Heavy) Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery

Nowshera

  • 16th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery
  • 1 Ammunition Column of the Royal Field Artillery
  • 1st Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry

Peshawar

  • 72nd (Heavy) Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 2nd Battalion of the King’s (Liverpool Regiment)
  • 1st Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment

Poona (Pune)

  • 2nd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment
  • 2nd Battalion of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders

Quetta

  • 3 Mountain Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 4 Mountain Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 8 Mountain Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 60th Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 101st Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 2nd Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry
  • 1st Battalion of the South Lancashire Regiment
  • 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers

Rangoon

  • 64th Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 75th Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 1st Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers

Ranikhet

  • 2nd Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment

Rawalpindi

  • 21st Lancers
  • 7th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery
  • 2 Ammunition Column of the Royal Field Artillery
  • 1 Mountain Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 6 Mountain Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 94th Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 4th Battalion of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps
  • 2nd Battalion of the North Staffordshire Regiment
  • 2nd Battalion of the Rifle Brigade

Roorkee

  • 59th Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 81st (Siege) Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery
  • 91st (Heavy) Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery

Secunderabad

  • 7th Dragoon Guards
  • 9th Brigade of the Royal Horse Artillery (N Battery only, S Battery at Bangalore)
  • H Ammunition Column of the Royal Horse Artillery
  • 4th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery
  • 9 Ammunition Column of the Royal Field Artillery

Secunderabad infantry barracks, late 1800s. Source and copyright unknown.

Sialkot

  • 17th Lancers
  • 2nd Brigade of the Royal Horse Artillery (Q Battery only, M Battery at Risalpur)
  • B Ammunition Column of the Royal Horse Artillery

Subathu

  • 2nd Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers

Trimulgherry

  • 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
  • 2nd Battalion of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

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