69th Regiment of Foot

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  • 1758 2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment of Foot redesignated as the 69th Regiment of Foot
  • 1782 renamed the 69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 amalgamated with the 41st (The Welsh) Regiment of Foot to become 2nd Battalion The Welch Regiment
  • 1969 amalgamated with The South Wales Borderers to form The Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot)
  • 2006 amalgamated with The Royal Welch Fusiliers to form 2nd Battalion, The Royal Welsh (The Royal Regiment of Wales)

The History in India and the Bibliography below was part of the Family History in India website, which was designed by Cathy Day to help people trace their British and European ancestry in colonial India. Cathy kindly allowed us to transfer this information to our wiki.

History in India

This section is a very brief history of HM 69th Regiment of Foot (South Lincolnshire Regiment), focussing entirely on its time in India.

1806 Fort St George, Madras

1806 The 69th Regiment were the victims of India's first Mutiny at Vellore in southern India.

1807-1808 Trichinopoly

1809 Palum-Cottal

1810 Fort St George, Madras

1813 Goa

1814 Seringapatam

1815-1826 The Muster Rolls show the 69th Regiment of Foot being committed to the Pindari Campaign for 11 years. However, the Pindari Campaign or 3rd Maratha War only lasted in its fiercest form from 1817 to 1818.

1815-1816 Bellary

1817 Mysore

1819-1823 Cannanore

1824-1825 Wallajabad


The information above was obtained from a number of sources, including :

In Search of the Forlorn Hope : A Comprehensive Guide to Locating British Regiments and their Records by John Kitzmiller ISBN 0961926031

The Colonial Wars Source Book by Philip Haythornthwaite ISBN 1854091964

British Army Pensioners Abroad by Norman K. Crowder ISBN 0806314605

External links

Historical books online

  • "H M 69th Regiment of Foot" page 338 Reports on mountain and marine sanitaria; medical and statistical observations on civil stations and military cantonments, jails - dispensaries - regiments - barracks, &c. within the Presidency of Madras, the Straits of Malacca, the Andaman Islands, and British Burmah from January 1858 to January 1862 by Inspector General of Hospitals Duncan Macpherson. 1862 Archive.org. Part of the series Selections from the Records of the Madras Government. The medical experience of the Regiment at Tonghoo, Burma.