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109th Regiment of Foot (Bombay Infantry)

Below is some genealogy information on the 109th Regiment of Foot (Bombay Infantry) of the British army that may help searches for military ancestors.

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Description: Formed in 1853 as part of the East India Company as the 3rd Bombay (European) Regiment. In 1862 they became part of the British army as the 109th Regiment of Foot (Bombay Infantry). In 1881 they formed the Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) by amalgamating with the 100th (Prince of Wales's Royal Canadian) Regiment of Foot. Their nickname is The Beavers, The Colonials, The Crusaders, The Old Hundreth, The Poona Pets or The Steel Heads.

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