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

Cantonments 1879-1883

1st Battalion

  • July 1882: Rawalpindi where they remained for the rest of that year and into 1883.

External Links

Historical Books Online