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The Bengal European Foot Artillery was one of the artillery regiments of the British Indian Army
. It was one of the British Indian Auxiliary Forces that was a paid volunteer establishment of the British Indian Army. The Bengal European Foot Artillery was raised by the British East India Company
in 1748. The regiment was part of the Bengal Artillery. It operated under the administrative control of the Bengal Army
of Bengal Presidency
which was one of the three main Presidency Armies in British India
The Bengal European Foot Artillery took part in numerous battles and campaigns under the British Indian administration. Eventually three more companies of the unit were raised. The Second Company was formed in 1758; the Third Company was raised in 1763; and the Fourth Company of the Bengal European Foot Artillery was formed in the year 1765.
During the late 19th century, most of the regiments of the Bengal Army were disbanded for their involvement in the Indian Rebellion of 1857. After the Sepoy Mutiny
, the Government of India Act 1858
was authorized. As a result, the administration of the 3 British Presidency Armies, namely the Madras Army
, the Bengal Army and the Bombay Army
, was re-assigned to the British Empire in India
from the British East India Company. The separate presidency armies were merged together to raise the United British Indian Army in 1903. Consequently, the Bengal European Foot Artillery was incorporated as a part of the British Indian Army.
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