82nd Regiment of Foot

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Chronology

  • 1793 raised as the 82nd Regiment of Foot
  • 1802 became the 82nd Regiment of Foot (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)
  • 1881 amalgamated with the 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot to form The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment)
  • 1938 became The South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers)
  • 1958 amalgamated with The East Lancashire Regiment, to form The Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)

Service in British India

Recommended Reading

In Search of the Forlorn Hope : A Comprehensive Guide to Locating British Regiments and their Records by John Kitzmiller ISBN 0-961926-03-1
The Colonial Wars Source Book by Philip Haythornthwaite ISBN 1-854091-96-4
British Army Pensioners Abroad by Norman K. Crowder ISBN 0-806314-60-5

External Links

82nd Foot Wikipedia
South Lancashire Regiment Wikipedia
Lancashire Regiment Wikipedia
The South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) including deployments Regiments.org, an archived site
Lancashire Infantry Museum, includes the East Lancashire Regiment (30th and 59th of Foot), the South Lancashire Regiment (40th and 82nd of Foot), the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (47th and 81st of Foot)

Historical Books Online

Historical record of the 82nd regiment, or Prince of Wales's volunteers by Brevet-Major Jarvis 1866 (Google Books). Indian service commences page 79 in 1857