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. 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