14th Regiment of Foot

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Known as The West Yorkshire Regiment after 1881.


  • 1685 raised by Sir Edward Hales as Hales's Regiment
  • 1694 took precedence as the 14th Regiment of Foot
  • 1751 became the 14th Regiment of Foot
  • 1782 became the 14th (the Bedfordshire) Regiment of Foot
  • 1809 became the 14th (Buckinghamshire - The Prince of Wales Own) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 became The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
  • 1921 became The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own)
  • 1958 amalgamated with The East Yorkshire Regiment (15th Foot) to form The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire
  • 2006 amalgamated with two other Yorkshire regiments becoming the 1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

History in India


The 1st battalion embarked for Madras in June 1807 aboard the East Indiamen Royal George, Wyndham and Wexford arriving in November and being quartered at Fort St George. The ships' logs can be found in the British Library and list all the members of the regiment that boarded the ships for India along with the women and children that accompanied them.

1808 the battalion took part in an expedition against Tranquebar which surrendered to the British on 8th February 1808. The battalion then proceeded to Bengal. They remained at Fort William until they were sent to take part in an expedition against the Île de France (Mauritius).

1811 took part in the capture of Java.

1813 sent out against the piratical state of Sambas in Borneo.

1814 returned to Bengal and were stationed in Berhampore.

1815 sent to take part in the Gurkha War.

1816 the battallion stayed in Cawnpore.

1817 they were employed against the Pindarees and Mahrattas.

1818-1824 the battalion were at Meerut.

1825-26 Took part in the Capture of Bhurtpore. The regiment marched from Meerut on 20th October and arrived in Cawnpore on 15th November. They left for Fort William on 19th November.

1827 arrived at Fort William on 15th January

1828 left for Berhampore on 25th January and arrived on 21st February.

1830 in November the regiment left Berhampore and went to Fort William. On 27th December some of the regiment embarked for Europe aboard the EIC chartered ship Recovery and arrived at Gravesend on 13th May 1831.

1831 the rest of the men left Calcutta in January and arrived in Gravesend in July.


The 1st Battalion were in India.

1868 arrived in Bombay on 14th November on H.M.S. Euphrates. Were stationed in Cawnpore in December.


The 2nd battalion were in India.

1879 at the outbreak at Cabul

1880 at Afghanistan

1882 at Nowshera

1883 at Amritsar and Sialkot

1885 leaves Umballa for Mooltan

1886 at Mooltan

External links

Historical books online

  • Historical record of the Fourteenth, or the Buckinghamshire Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1685, and of its subsequent services to 1845 Google Books . First Battalion’s Indian Service commences page 62
  • Memorial at St John’s Churchyard, Meerut to those who died at the Capture of Bhurtpore: Names on monument of NCOs and men killed page 6 List of inscriptions on Christian tombs and tablets of historical interest in the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh by E A H Blunt ICS 1911 Archive.org
  • "On Cholera Morbus,in His Majesty's 14th Regt. Berhampore" by J. Mouat, M. D. Transactions of the Medical and Physical Society of Calcutta Volume 4 1829, page 265. Includes a list of names of soldiers who became ill.


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