61st Regiment of Foot

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Also known as 61st Rifles

Chronology

  • 1758 2nd Battalion 3rd Regiment of Foot redesignation as the 61st Regiment of Foot
  • 1782 renamed 61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 amalgamated with the 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot to form the two-battalion Gloucestershire Regiment
  • 2005 amalgamated with the Light Infantry, The Royal Green Jackets and the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment to form the 1st Battalion The Rifles

External Links

Historical Books Online

Historical Record of the Sixty - First, or the South Gloucestershire Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1758, and of its subsequent services to 1844 Google Books 1844. Page 47 indicates the Regiment went to Ceylon in 1828

Other

References

  1. WW2Talk Forum thread 10th Btn, Glosters In India/Burma reply by 'dryan67'