This is a hybrid between an old fashioned type of Indian Army unit history and the more informative style which later replaced it. The text is still rooted firmly in extracts from Regimental records and official reports, but the authors have expanded upon these with their own linking narrative. Although brief, the result is readable and informative.
Appendixes, Honours and awards, list of former COs, other officers, notes on Battle Honours, badges and insignia complete this history.
Regimental Great War Battle Honours are: Loos, France and Flanders 1915, Helles, Krithia, Gallipoli 1915, Suez Canal, Egypt 1915–17, Gaza, Megiddo, Sharon, Nablus, Palestine 1917–18, Defence of Kut al Amara, Kut al Amara 1917, Baghdad, Mesopotamia 1915–18, Aden, E Africa 1914–17, NW Frontier India 1915 ’16–17 Afghanistan 1919
HISTORY OF THE 1st BATTALION, 2nd PUNJAB REGIMENT LATE, 67th PUNJABIS, AND ORIGINALLY, 7th MADRAS INFANTRY 1761-1928
One of the first unit histories in the Indian army to attempt a more informal and readable narrative style with the author’s own interpretation of events. This unit, originating in the 18th century as a classic East India company formation saw service in most theatres of the Great War, including the western front; Egypt; Mesopotamia; East Africa and Palestine.