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55th Coke's Rifles (Frontier Force)

The 55th Coke's Rifles (Frontier Force) was a regiment of the British Indian Army. [1]

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Afridi

The Afridi (اپريدی Apriday, plur. اپريدي Afridi; آفریدی) is a Karlani Pashtun tribe present in Pakistan, with substantial numbers in Afghanistan.

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Ambela Campaign

The Ambela Campaign (also called Umbeyla; Umbeylah; Ambeyla) in 1863 was one of numerous expeditions led by British forces in the border area between the Emirate of Afghanistan and the Punjab Province of British India (this area was formally renamed to North-West Frontier Province in 1901, present-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa); this campaign was against local Pashtuns of Yusufzai tribes of the border region between British India and Afghanistan.

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Battle honour

A battle honour is an award of a right by a government or sovereign to a military unit to emblazon the name of a battle or operation on its flags ("colours"), uniforms or other accessories where ornamentation is possible.

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Battle of Chawinda

The Battle of Chawinda was a part of the Sialkot Campaign in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

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Battle of Singapore

The Battle of Singapore, also known as the Fall of Singapore, was fought in the South-East Asian theatre of the Second World War when the Empire of Japan invaded the British stronghold of Singapore.

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Belgium

Belgium (België; Belgique; Belgien), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe.

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British Indian Army

The Indian Army was the principal army of India before independence from the United Kingdom in 1947.

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British Malaya

The term British Malaya loosely describes a set of states on the Malay Peninsula and the island of Singapore that were brought under British control between the 18th and the 20th centuries.

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Dera Ghazi Khan

Dera Ghazi Khan (ڈيره غازي خان), abbreviated as D. G. Khan or locally as in nastaʿlīq script, is a geographically central city of Pakistan at the junction of all four provinces of Pakistan.

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Frontier Force Regiment

The Frontier Force Regiment is one of six infantry regiments of the Pakistan Army.

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Henry Montgomery Lawrence

Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence KCB (28 June 1806 – 4 July 1857) was a British soldier and statesman in India, who died defending Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny.

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Henry William Pitcher

Henry William Pitcher VC (20 December 1841 – 5 July 1875) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross.

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India

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.

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Indian Rebellion of 1857

The Indian Rebellion of 1857 refers to a rebellion in India against the rule of the East India Company, that ran from May 1857 to June 1858.

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Iron Cross

The Iron Cross is a cross symbol typically in black with a white or silver outline that originated after 1219 when the Kingdom of Jerusalem granted the Teutonic Order the right to combine the Teutonic Black Cross placed above a silver Cross of Jerusalem.

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John Coke (East India Company officer)

Major-General John Coke CB (1806–1897) of the 10th Regiment Bengal Native Infantry was a soldier of the East India Company Army, who raised in 1849 the 1st Regiment of Punjab Infantry, renamed in 1903 55th Coke's Rifles.

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John Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence

John Laird Mair Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence, GCB, GCSI, PC (4 March 1811 – 27 June 1879), known as Sir John Lawrence, Bt., between 1858 and 1869, was an Englishman who became a prominent British Imperial statesman who served as Viceroy of India from 1864 to 1869.

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Kandahar

Kandahar or Qandahar (کندهار, Persian: قندهار,, known in older literature as Candahar) is the second-largest city in Afghanistan, with a population of about 491,500 as of 2012.

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Kashmere Gate (Delhi)

The Kashmere Gate (or Kashmiri Gate and other variants) is a gate located in Delhi, it is the northern gate to the historic walled city of Delhi.

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Malayan Campaign

The Malayan Campaign was fought by Allied and Axis forces in Malaya, from 8 December 1941 – 31 January 1942 during the Second World War.

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Military history of the North-West Frontier

The North-West Frontier (present-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) region of the British Raj was the most difficult area to conquer in South Asia, strategically and militarily.

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Mir Dast

Mir Dast VC IOM (3 December 1874 – 19 January 1945) was a South Asian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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Musulman

Musulmán/Mosalmán (مسلمان) is a synonym for Muslim.

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Muzaffarabad

Muzaffarabad (مُظفَّرآباد; Pahari, Potwari) is the capital of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan.

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Pakistan Army

The Pakistan Army (پاک فوج Pak Fauj (IPA: pɑk fɒ~ɔd͡ʒ); Reporting name: PA) is the land-based service branch of the Pakistan Armed Forces.

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Pakistan Movement

The Pakistan Movement or Tehrik-e-Pakistan (تحریک پاکستان —) was a historic and subsequently successful political movement that aimed for the independence of Pakistan from the British Empire, to form the new independent nation state by the union of the four provinces located in the far northwest of the Indian subcontinent, the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, as well as the far eastern region of Bengal.

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Pathan Regiment

The Pathan Regiment was an infantry regiment of Pakistan Army now merged into Frontier Force Regiment.

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Presidencies and provinces of British India

Provinces of India, earlier Presidencies of British India and still earlier, Presidency towns were the administrative divisions of British governance in the subcontinent.

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Punjab Irregular Force

The Punjab Irregular Force (PIF) was created in 1851, to protect the NW frontier of British India.

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Punjab region

The Punjab, also spelled Panjab, panj-āb, "five rivers" (Punjabi: (Shahmukhi), ਪੰਜਾਬ (Gurumukhi), Hindi: पंजाब (Devanagari)), is a geographical region in the Indian subcontinent or South Asia comprising vast areas of eastern Pakistan and northern India.

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Regiment

A regiment is a title used by some military units.

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Rifle

A rifle is a firearm designed to be fired from the shoulder, with a barrel that has a helical groove or pattern of grooves ("rifling") cut into the barrel walls.

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Second Anglo-Afghan War

The Second Anglo–Afghan War (Pashto: د افغان-انګرېز دويمه جګړه) was fought between the United Kingdom and the Emirate of Afghanistan from 1878 to 1880, when the latter was ruled by Sher Ali Khan of the Barakzai dynasty, the son of former Emir Dost Mohammad Khan.

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Second Anglo-Sikh War

The Second Anglo-Sikh War took place in 1848 and 1849, between the Sikh Empire and the British East India Company.

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Siege of Delhi

The Siege of Delhi was one of the decisive conflicts of the Indian rebellion of 1857.

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Sikh

A Sikh (ਸਿੱਖ) is a follower of Sikhism, a monotheistic dharma which originated during the 15th century in the Punjab region of South Asia.

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Sir Donald Stewart, 1st Baronet

Field Marshal Sir Donald Martin Stewart, 1st Baronet, GCB, GCSI, CIE (1 March 1824 – 26 March 1900) was a senior Indian Army officer.

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Third Anglo-Afghan War

The Third Anglo-Afghan War (Pashto: د افغان-انګرېز درېمه جګړه), also referred to as the Third Afghan War, began on 6 May 1919 and ended with an armistice on 8 August 1919, and ended in an Afghan victory accodring to some authors.

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Tribe

A Tribe is viewed, historically or developmentally, as a social group existing before the development of, or outside of, states.

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Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of the armed forces of various Commonwealth countries, and previous British Empire territories.

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Waziristan

Waziristan (وزیرستان, "land of the Wazir") is a mountainous region covering the North Waziristan and South Waziristan agencies, FR Bannu, and the western part of Tank in northwestern Pakistan, and the Janikhel, Gurbuz and Barmal districts of eastern Afghanistan.

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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Yusufzai

The Yūsufzai, also called Yousafzai, Esapzai son of Mand, son of Khakhykhel,son of Kand, son of Kharshbun, son of Sarban). They are found in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan, and in some eastern parts of Afghanistan. In addition, some Yusufzai lineages are settled in India in 18th century, most notably in Rohilkhand region as well as the Tonk area, many of whom form a part of the larger Rohilla community. According to the Pata Khazana history book, the Khakhykhel and Ghoryakhel are brothers.

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12th Frontier Force Regiment

The 12th Frontier Force Regiment was part of the British Indian Army.

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13th Frontier Force Rifles

The 13th Frontier Force Rifles was part of the British Indian Army, and after 1947, Pakistan Army.

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4th Punjab Infantry Regiment

The 4th Punjab Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army formed on 18 April 1849 by Captain GG Denniss at Lahore as part of the Transfrontier Brigade, which became the Punjab Irregular Force (PIF) in 1851.

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56th Punjabi Rifles (Frontier Force)

The 56th Punjabi Rifles (Frontier Force) was an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army.

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58th Vaughan's Rifles (Frontier Force)

The 58th Vaughan's Rifles (Frontier Force) was an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army.

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59th Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force)

The 59 Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force) was an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army.The regiment is one of the most reputed outfits of British Indian Army.

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9th Infantry Division (India)

The 9th Indian Infantry Division was an Indian division which formed part of Indian III Corps in the Malaya Command of the Indian Army during World War II during the Battle of Malaya.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/55th_Coke's_Rifles_(Frontier_Force)

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