20th Regiment of Foot

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Also known as The Lancashire Fusiliers


  • 1688 raised as Sir Richard Peyton's Regiment of Foot in Devonshire
  • 1751 became the 20th Regiment of Foot
  • 1782 became the 20th (the East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 became The Lancashire Fusiliers
  • 1968 united with The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers, and The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), to form The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
  • 1992 amalgamated with The Royal Hampshire Regiment to form The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

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Books online

  • Diplomatic Despatches: From a Son to His Mother by John Mason 1998 has a chapter "India December 1946 to February 1948", page 19 of the pdf. nla.gov.au. The author was an officer in the 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers at Lucknow, in the months leading up to, and following, Indian independence and partition.