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7th Punjabis Regimnt


cazack

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Hello

can any one help me with an Indian unit, the 7th Punjabis regiment and where they where posted during WW1 as I have brought a medal stamped to the 7th Punjabis

regards and thanks in advance

Caz

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Are you sure? The 7th were Rajputs, not Punjabis: The 7th Duke of Connaught's Own Rajputs, to be precise.

There was a 27th Punjabis, and a 67th Punjabis and even an 87th Punjabis, though ...

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Hi Steve

I have double checked the medal and it came with a old silk ribbon, appears it has not be altered or renamed. I also didn't think there was a 7th Punjabis, but the medal certainly is named as such, maybe they missed the first number

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Caz

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What's the medal?

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Most odd, then. It's not even as if the post-1922 reform number had been used by mistake, as the 7th were still Rajpts, not one of the many Punjab regiments.

What's the recipient's name?

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Hi Steve

medal details as per the medal:

1290. SEPOY. JUMAN KHAN. 7 PJBIS

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A naming error. Unfortunately I haven't been able to eliminate any of the 27th, 67th, or 87th Punjabis, all of whom had casualties in the 1200 block, although there are more 27th casualties in that block than in the other two.

Michael

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Punjabis – extract page 44 Index ’Order of Battle of Divisions’

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Philip

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Of course we shouldn't assume that it is the first digit that was omitted.

He could also have been from:

71st Punjabis (unlikely, as they were a Christian battalion)

72nd Punjabis

74th Punjabis

76th Punjabis

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thanks all for your input, I will just put it down to a naming mistake and presume it is from 27th, 67, or 87th

regards and thanks

Caz

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