The 15th (Ludhiana) Sikhs trace their origins to 1846, when they were known as the Regiment of Ludhiana. In 1861 they became the 15th Bengal Native Infantry and in 1864 the 15th (Ludhiana) Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry. In 1885 they became the 15th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry (Ludhiana Sikhs).
|British and Indian Officers of the 15th Bengal Native Infantry (Ludhiana Sikhs) 1885|
The took an active part in the Second Anglo-Afghan War under the command of Regiment
|15th (Ludhiana) Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry|
serving in Brigadier General R Barter's 1st Infantry Brigade of 1st Division
serving in the 3rd Infantry Division under Major General Sir Charles Metcalfe McGregor.
My Ludhiana Sikhs wear the "transitional" uniforms of the Second Anglo-Afghan War, part khaki, part full dress. The figures are Perry Sudan Campaign Sikhs. In Afghanistan they still wore their traditional striped turban. They wore all-khaki uniforms in the Sudan, including khaki turbans.
In the Sudan Campaign the 15th Sikhs fought in the Battle of Tofrek, March 1885 and the Battle of Tamai in December 1888.