24th Regiment of Foot
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
- 24th Regiment of Foot www.britishempire.co.uk
- South Wales Borderers Wikipedia
- The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon) royalwelsh.org.uk includes historical timeline linking to the regiment's various deployments.
- The South Wales Borderers including deployments: 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion Regiments.org, an archived site.
- First World War
- 1/1st Brecknockshire Battalion, South Wales Borderers , a Battalion of the Territorial Force, arrived in Bombay 3 December 1914, almost immediately went to Aden, subsequently returned to India and remained in India throughout the war, stationed at Mhow www.1914-1918.net
- "The British Campaign in Aden, 1914-1918" by Mark Connelly Journal of the Centre for First World War Studies Vol. 1, No. 3, 2005. pages 65-96. Mentions the Territorial Force 4/South Wales Borderers (Brecknockshire Battalion) where there were deaths from heatstroke. This is possibly an alternative name for the 1/1st Brecknockshire Battalion which served in Aden.
- Firing Line: Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier covers 1st Dragoon Guards, 2nd Dragoon Guards or The Queen’s Bays, 23rd, 24th , 41st and 69th Regiments of Foot.
- The Arracan Expedition, Andaman Islands 1867 A detachment of 3 officers and 100 men of the 2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment of Foot was dispatched from Rangoon on the steamship Arracan to rescue crew members of the ship Assam Valley who had been captured. As a result 5 Victoria Cross awards were made. readinggivesmewings.wordpress.com
- Burma 1886. Sickness and death from the British Medical Journal
- An Indian Pilgrimage
by Martin Everett. rorkesdriftvc.com. Appears to be written 2003 or earlier. This article describes
- A Regimental Memorial, located in the old cantonment cemetery at Allahabad, dedicated to those soldiers and families of the 24th Regiment who died of fever at Ranikhet and Allahabad from 1889 to 1891.
- Headstones in the old cantonment cemetery near Mhow railway station relating to some twenty deaths from Spanish ‘flu in September 1918 of men from the Brecknockshire Battalion, South Wales Borderers.
Historical books on-line
- Historical records of the 24th regiment, from its formation, in 1689 1892. Archive.org. Page 90 states the Regiment (the 1st Battalion) left Cape Town for India in 1810
- "The Second Advance of the 24th Foot at Chillianwalla", page 128 Commentaries on the Punjab Campaign, 1848-49. Including some additions to the history of the Second Sikh War, from original sources by J H Lawrence-Archer 1878 Archive.org
- A Soldier's Shikar Trips by Brigadier- General H. G. Mainwaring late South Wales Borderers (24th Regiment) 1920 Archive.org
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