18th Regiment of Foot

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Known as The Royal Irish Regiment


  • 1684 raised as the Earl of Granard's Regiment of Foot in Ireland from independent garrison companies; also known until 1751 by the names of other colonels
  • 1695 became the Royal Regiment of Ireland
  • 1751 became the 18th (or Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot
  • 1782 became the 18th (The Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 became The Royal Irish Regiment
  • 1922 disbanded on formation of Irish Free State

British India Service

External Links

Historical Books Online


Historical Record of the Eighteenth, or the Royal Irish Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1684, and of its subsequent services to 1848 by Richard Cannon 1848. Google Books. [http://books.google.com/books?id=9e3adpx9QqEC&pg=PA65 Page 65 states the regiment went to Ceylon in 1837. Later service included China


The Royal Irish Regiment www.regiments.org
Royal Irish Regiment (1684–1922) Wikipedia