34th Regiment of Foot

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Also known as The Border Regiment


  • 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

The Brief History and Bibliography below was part of the Family History in India website, which was designed by Cathy Day to help people trace their British and European ancestry in colonial India. Cathy has kindly let us transfer this information to our wiki.

Brief History

Additional note September 2009. A researcher has advised that the 34th landed in India for service during the Indian Mutiny after only 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 Indian 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 against the fleeing rebels in Nepal in early 1859.


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

External Links

34th Regiment of Foot Wikipedia
The Border Regiment Wikipedia
King's Own Royal Border Regiment Wikipedia