34th Regiment of Foot

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This page was part of the Family History in India website, which was designed to help people trace their British and European ancestry in colonial India by Cathy Day. Cathy has kindly let us transfer this information to our wiki. This particular webpage is a very brief history of H.M. 34th Regiment of Foot (Cumberland Regiment), focussing entirely on its time in India. The information herein is obtained from a number of sources, including :

In Search of the Forlorn Hope: A Comprehensive Guide to Locating British Regiments and their Records (1640 to WWI) by John Kitzmiller ISBN 0961926031

The Colonial Wars Source Book by Philip Haythornthwaite ISBN 1854091964

British Army Pensioners Abroad by Norman K. Crowder ISBN 0806314605

Brief History

1801 Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

1816-1817 Vellore

1817-1818 3rd Maharatta War (Pindari Campaign)

1819-1820 Bangalore

1820 Madras

1822 Wallajabad

1823 Madras

1842 Portsmouth, England

1857 Indian Mutiny - see 88th Regiment of Foot