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*[http://www.cumbriasmuseumofmilitarylife.org Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life]. It houses the collections of Cumbria’s County Infantry Regiment –  the 34th  Cumberland and [[55th Regiment of Foot| 55th]] Westmorland Regiments 1702-1881, which became The Border Regiment 1881-1959.
 
*[http://www.cumbriasmuseumofmilitarylife.org Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life]. It houses the collections of Cumbria’s County Infantry Regiment –  the 34th  Cumberland and [[55th Regiment of Foot| 55th]] Westmorland Regiments 1702-1881, which became The Border Regiment 1881-1959.
 
*[http://sites.google.com/site/laurieletters/1-introduction Irregular Correspondence] is a collection of letters by the three eldest sons of John and Eliza Laurie, to their parents. Includes the letters, enroute to India in 1857 and from India 1858-1861, of Julius Laurie of the 34th Foot. He arrived in India as a Lieutenant and became a Captain by purchase in 1861.  (Website by William Dyson-Laurie)
 
*[http://sites.google.com/site/laurieletters/1-introduction Irregular Correspondence] is a collection of letters by the three eldest sons of John and Eliza Laurie, to their parents. Includes the letters, enroute to India in 1857 and from India 1858-1861, of Julius Laurie of the 34th Foot. He arrived in India as a Lieutenant and became a Captain by purchase in 1861.  (Website by William Dyson-Laurie)
*[[First World War#British Army Territorial Force troops in India|Territorial Force]] 2/4 (Cumberland and Westmoreland) Battalion, Border Regiment sailed for India 4 March 1915 and was in India throughout the [[First World War]] [http://www.1914-1918.net/border.htm 1914-1918.net]
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*[http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/border-regiment/ Border Regiment] longlongtrail.co.uk. [[First World War#British Army Territorial Force troops in India|Territorial Force]] !/4 and  2/4 (Cumberland and Westmoreland) Battalion, Border Regiment sailed for India 29 September 1914 and  4 March 1915, and were in Burma and in India throughout the [[First World War]].  
 
*[http://www.king-emperor.com/2-4%20Border%20Regiment.html 2/4 Border Regiment in India 1916-1919] includes photographs taken at Gharial, ([[Murree]] Hills), and the Mohmand Blockade Line. king-emperor.com
 
*[http://www.king-emperor.com/2-4%20Border%20Regiment.html 2/4 Border Regiment in India 1916-1919] includes photographs taken at Gharial, ([[Murree]] Hills), and the Mohmand Blockade Line. king-emperor.com
 
*9th Battalion, The Border Regiment in Assam and Burma  by tikhaiall BBC WW2 People’s War
 
*9th Battalion, The Border Regiment in Assam and Burma  by tikhaiall BBC WW2 People’s War
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**[http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/85/a2419085.shtml 9 Border and "Pots and Pans"] 12 March 2004
 
**[http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/85/a2419085.shtml 9 Border and "Pots and Pans"] 12 March 2004
 
**[http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/16/a2422216.shtml More from "Pots and Pans": 9th Borders in Burma] 14 March 2004
 
**[http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/16/a2422216.shtml More from "Pots and Pans": 9th Borders in Burma] 14 March 2004
*[https://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/Regimental_History.pdf “The Regimental History of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment”] army.mod.uk
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20160304080911/https://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/Regimental_History.pdf “The Regimental History of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment”] army.mod.uk, now an archived webpage.
 
:The constituent regiments are the [[4th Regiment of Foot|4th]], [[8th Regiment of Foot|8th]], [[30th Regiment of Foot|30th]], [[34th Regiment of Foot|34th]], [[40th Regiment of Foot|40th]], [[47th Regiment of Foot|47th]], [[55th Regiment of Foot|55th]], [[59th Regiment of Foot|59th]], [[63rd Regiment of Foot|63rd]], [[81st Regiment of Foot|81st]], [[82nd Regiment of Foot|82nd]] and  [[96th Regiment of Foot|96th]] Regiments of Foot.
 
:The constituent regiments are the [[4th Regiment of Foot|4th]], [[8th Regiment of Foot|8th]], [[30th Regiment of Foot|30th]], [[34th Regiment of Foot|34th]], [[40th Regiment of Foot|40th]], [[47th Regiment of Foot|47th]], [[55th Regiment of Foot|55th]], [[59th Regiment of Foot|59th]], [[63rd Regiment of Foot|63rd]], [[81st Regiment of Foot|81st]], [[82nd Regiment of Foot|82nd]] and  [[96th Regiment of Foot|96th]] Regiments of Foot.
  

Latest revision as of 12:15, 25 April 2019

Also known as The Border Regiment.

Chronology

  • 1702 raised in East Anglia as Lord Lucas's Regiment of Foot
  • 1712 disbanded
  • 1715 reformed
  • 1751 numbered the 34th Regiment of Foot
  • 1782 became the 34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 amalgamated with the 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot to become the 1st Battalion The Border Regiment
  • 1959 amalgamated with The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) to become 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Border Regiment as part of the King's Division
  • 2006 merged with the other regiments of North West England to become The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment

Service in India

Indian Mutiny

The 34th Foot landed in India during the Indian Mutiny after having spent approximately one year back in England following their involvement in the Crimean War (where they served in the siege of Sebastopol and the attack upon the Redan). The 34th saw significant service during the Mutiny following their arrival in Calcutta in October of 1857, serving at Cawnpore, at the final siege and reduction of the city of Lucknow and finally in the Trans-Gogra Campaign against the fleeing rebels in Nepal in early 1859. See the 88th Regiment of Foot for details on some of these actions.

Bibliography

John Kitzmiller, In Search of the Forlorn Hope: A Comprehensive Guide to Locating British Regiments and their Records (1640 to WWI), 2 vols (Salt Lake City: Manuscript Publishing Foundation, 1988), ISBN 0961926031

Philip Haythornthwaite, The Colonial Wars Source Book (London: Arms & Armour, 1996), ISBN 1854091964; (London: Caxton, 2000) ISBN 185409436X

Norman K Crowder, British Army Pensioners Abroad (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub Co, 1995), ISBN 0806314605

Death by duel at Vellore June 1805

Murder by pistol duel of Captain James Bull by Lieutenant Richard Sandys (Sands) 5 June 1805 at Vellore, Madras Presidency

External Links

The constituent regiments are the 4th, 8th, 30th, 34th, 40th, 47th, 55th, 59th, 63rd, 81st, 82nd and 96th Regiments of Foot.

Historical books on-line

The 34th landed at Madras in 1803, page 50
The following pages are also relevant:
page 58, page 61, page 131 for service from 1857
Page 72 advises that the practice of providing an evening meal was started in the 34th Regiment and was later adopted generally in the Army.