3rd Brahmans

The 3rd Brahmans were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. They could trace their origins to 1798, when they were the 1st Battalion, 16th Bengal Native Infantry. Over the years they were known by a number of different names. The 32nd Bengal Native Infantry 1824–1861, the 3rd Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry 1861–1885, the 3rd Regiment of Bengal Infantry 1885–1901 and finally after the Kitchener reforms of the Indian Army when the names of the presidencies were dropped; the 3rd Brahmans. Before being disbanded in 1922,[1] they had taken part in the Second Anglo-Afghan War and World War I.[2]

3rd Brahmans
CountryIndian Empire
Part ofBengal Army (to 1895)
Bengal Command
UniformRed; faced black
Engagements1825 - 26 Bhurtpore
1879 - 80 Afghanistan
Colonel-in-ChiefKing Edward VII (1904)


  • Sumner, Ian (2001). The Indian Army 1914-1947. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84176-196-6.