The Fifth Gorkha Rifles

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In the Punjab Irregular Frontier Forces all the Gorkhas serving withn it as Indian (Viceroy’) Commissioned Officer, Sepoys and bugl;ers were combined to form the Force’s own “Hazara Goorkha Regmient” whch was raised in Abbotabad on 22MAY1858 & pronounced fit for active service by the end of that year. The official title of the Battalion was 25th Regiment of Punjab Infantry.

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The Fifth Gorkha Rifles The Regiment was raised under the authority of the Punjab Govt published in Punjab Order No 413 dated 22MAY1858. In the Punjab Irregular Frontier Forces all the Gorkhas serving withn it as Indian (Viceroy) Commissioned Officer, Sepoys and bugl;ers were combined to form the Forces own Hazara Goorkha Regmient whch was raised in Abbotabad on 22MAY1858 & pronounced fit for active service by the end of that year. The official title of the Battalion was 25th Regiment of Punjab Infantry.Out of a total of 846 Gorkhas were only 364. The rest were recruited

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