24th Regiment of Foot

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Nicknames: Howard's Greens, The Bengal Tigers
Known as South Wales Borderers


  • 1689 raised as Sir Edward Dering's Regiment of Foot
  • 1751 became 24th Regiment of Foot
  • 1782 became 24th (The 2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 became the South Wales Borderers
  • 1969 amalgamated with the Welch Regiment to form the Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot)


Refer British Army - Records

Muster records at the National Archives, Kew in the series WO 12 commence at WO 12/4059 1st Battalion 1760 - 1782, and continue until WO 12/4133 2nd Battalion 1804-1805, with final item WO 12/4157 2nd Battalion 1876-1877

External Links

Historical books on-line

Recommended Reading

The South Wales Borderers by Christopher Wilkinson-Latham, Michael Roffe Illustrated by Michael Roffe. Published by Osprey Publishing, 1975 ISBN 0850452090 and ISBN 9780850452099 Limited View Google Books