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The Midland Railway Volunteer Rifles was an erstwhile infantry unit of the volunteer corps under the British Indian Army
. It regiment of the Auxiliary Forces that operated under the Bengal Army
. The army battalion was also included as a part of the Bengal Command. The unit was raised on 22nd August 1890. The army regiment consisted of personnel from the Indian Midland Railway, which was a state agency formed in the year 1885. The headquarters of the regiment was established at Jhansi
in Uttar Pradesh
The uniform of the troops included khaki formal dress. Later in 1908, the Great Indian Peninsula Railway Regiment was amalgamated with the Midland Railway Volunteer Corps and was designated as the 2nd Battalion, Great Indian Peninsula Railway Volunteer Corps.
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