The Government of India Act 1858, which was authorized after the Sepoy Mutiny in the year 1857, transferred the authority of the 3 Presidency Armies to the British Empire in India. In the year 1903, the 3 separate presidency armies were united to form the combined British Indian Army.
History of 104th Regiment of Foot (Bengal Fusiliers)
The 104th Regiment of Foot (Bengal Fusiliers) was re-established as the 2nd Bengal (European) Light Infantry by the British East India Company in the year 1839. It was re-formed from a core group of 1st Bengal (European) Regiment. The 104th Regiment of Foot (Bengal Fusiliers) took part in the Second Sikh War in 1848 in British Punjab. The military regiment was re-designated as the 2nd Bengal (European) Fusiliers in 1850. The unit did not support the mutineers during the Great Revolt of 1857 and remained loyal to the Honourable East India Company.
After the Indian Rebellion, the 104th Regiment of Foot (Bengal Fusiliers) came under the authority of the British Empire in India in the year 1858. The unit was officially re-assigned to the British Indian Army in 1862 and was renamed as 104th Regiment of Foot (Bengal Fusiliers). Most the officers of the military regiment were recruited from several British Indian regiments. The army personnel in the ranks of majors and captains served with the 2nd Bengal (European) Fusiliers.
The 104th Regiment of Foot (Bengal Fusiliers) was unified with the military unit of 101st Regiment of Foot (Royal Bengal Fusiliers) to develop The Royal Munster Fusiliers in the year 1881, as part of the Childers Reforms.
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