60th Regiment of Foot
Also known as The 60th Rifles and King's Royal Rifles
- 1756 four battalions raised as 62nd (Royal American) Regiment
- 1757 renamed 60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot
- 1797 fifth battalion raised
- 18?? renamed The Duke of York's Own Rifle Corps
- 1830 renamed King's Royal Rifle Corps
- 1958 became 2nd Green Jackets (The King's Royal Rifle Corps)
- 2007 became 4th Btn Royal Green Jackets
Service in India
A post from the Victorian Wars Forum provides the following details in respect of the 4th Battalion
- "2 Nov 1876 - 4th Bn sailed from Queenstown (having been serving in Dublin) on HMS Serapis
- 6 Dec 1876 - Arrived Bombay and then moved to Agra (I think that is some 600 miles, by train ?)
- 14 Feb 80 - left Agra for Dagshai
- 15 Oct 81 - left Dagshai to march to Ferozopore arrived 3 Nov (some 200 miles in 18 days)
- 12 Dec 84 - left Ferozepore to march to Peshawar arrived 21 Jan 85 (some 350 miles in 40 days) (the history notes that these long marches were enjoyed by the troops)."
British Library holdings
- Annals Of The King’s Royal Rifle Corps in seven volumes, published from 1913.
- Annals Of The King’s Royal Rifle Corps: Vol 4 'The K.R.R.C.' 1872-1913 by Major-Gen. Sir Steuart Hare. Originally published 1929. The Fourth Battalion took part in colonial campaigns in India and Burma in the 1890s. Available through Amazon.co.uk from the FIBIS Shop
The King’s Royal Rifle Corps Chronicles
The 1904 edition is available online at Archive.org, see below.
The editions for 1901-1913, 1920-1939 and 1944 are available online on the pay website The Military Archive, as part of the Library, on an individual item or subscription basis.
- 60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot Military Heritage website
- 60th Regiment of Foot Wikipedia
- Royal Green Jackets Wikipedia
- The King's Royal Rifle Corps including deployments: 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Battalion, 4th Battalion Regiments.org, an archived site.
- The King’s Royal Rifle Corps Association
- The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum covers the 43rd, 52nd and 60th Regiments, and the Rifle Brigade.
Historical books online
- A regimental chronicle and list of officers of the 60th, or the King's Royal Rifle Corps, formerly the 62nd, or the Royal American Regiment of Foot by Nesbit Willoughby Wallace 1879 Archive.org
- "Case of Sword-Bayonet Wound of the Abdomen" (following attack by a fellow soldier at Meerut in 1878 (or 1877?) by Surgeon Major FA Turton MD, Army Medical Department. In Medical Charge of 2/60 Rifles, page 239 Army Medical Department: Report for the Year 1877 Volume 19 published 1879 Archive.org
- The King's Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle 1904