60th Regiment of Foot

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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[1]

  • "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.

Regimental journal

The King’s Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle
The 1904 edition is available online at Archive.org, see below.
Restricted access: Available from 1901 to viewers in North America and some other countries from Hathi Trust, and Google Books, 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.

External Links

Historical books online

Restricted access: Available from 1901 to viewers in North America and some other countries from Hathi Trust, catalogue entries 1 and 2, and Google Books
  • Large Game Shooting in Thibet and the North West by Alexander Kinloch, Rifle Brigade and later King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Part I 1869, Part II 1876. Later editions have titles…in Thibet, the Himalayas, and Northern India (1885) and … in Thibet, the Himalayas, Northern and Central India (1892). Part I 1869 Google Books; Part II 1876 Hathi Trust Digital Library; Revised edition 1885 Archive.org; 3rd edition, revised and enlarged 1892 Archive.org.


  1. Victorian Wars Forum post dated 18 July 2012