46th Regiment of Foot
The 46th Foot were called the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (DCLI) after amalgamating with the 32nd Foot in 1881.
- 1741 raised as John Price's Regiment of Foot at Newcastle; known by the name of one other colonel until 1751
- 1747 ranked as 57th Regiment of Foot
- 1751 became 46th Regiment of Foot
- 1782 became 46th (the South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot
- 1881 amalgamated with the 32nd Regiment of Foot to become 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
- 1959 merged to become part of the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry
- 1968 amalgamated with the three other regiments of the Light Infantry Brigade to form The Light Infantry
Service in India
The 46th Regiment are mentioned in the Historical records of the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders (archive.org), on a seventeen miles trek across the desert to Suez, presumably en route to India, in 1858.
- 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot Wikipedia
- Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry www.lightinfantry.me.uk
- Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Wikipedia
- Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry Wikipedia
- 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot including deployments Regiments.org, an archived site.
- The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry including deployments: 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion Regiments.org, an archived site.
- The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 1914-1918 The Long, Long Trail. The 1/4th Battalion and 2/4th Battalion were in India as part of the Territorial Force 1914-1916 and 1914-1918 respectively.
- Cornwall’s Regimental Museum.
- 46th Foot.com. In the section “Men”, for soldier Frederick Crosland there is an interesting account of the recruitment procedure in 1834
Historical books online
- Historical record of the Forty-Sixth, or the South Devonshire, Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1741, and of its subsequent services to 1851 by Richard Cannon (1851) Archive.org. Indian service commences page 52 in 1818 in Madras.
- The History of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry 1914-1919 by Everard Wyrall 1932. Transcription by OCR, so subject to errors. lib.militaryarchive.co.uk. Snippet view, Searchable Google Books. Also Searchable at HathiTrust Digital Library