HC Deb 11 May 1858 vol 150 cc427-8

said, he wished to ask the Secretary of the Board of Control, whether it is true that the three new European Infantry Regiments, already authorised for the Bengal Establishment, are to be officered by a simple transfer of European Officers borne on the rolls of the first six Native Sepoy corps of the line; if so, what peculiar claim the officers of the first six Native regiments, no longer existing, have over the other extinct Native regiments?


said, that it was quite true that three new European regiments were to be raised for the Bengal service. The officers of two of the Sepoy regiments were to be taken bodily for two of the new Regiments, and the other was to be officered by the officers of the first six Sepoy Regiments, but the two regiments from which the officers were to be taken bodily were left to the selection of the Governor General of India.

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