4th Regiment of Foot

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Also known as King's Own Royal Regiment


  • 1680 raised as the 2nd Tangier, or Earl of Plymouth's Regiment of Foot
  • 1684 became The Duchess of York and Albany's Regiment of Foot
  • 1685 became The Queen's Regiment
  • 1702 became The Queen's Regiment of Marines
  • 1710 became The Queen's Regiment of Foot
  • 1715 became The King's Own Regiment of Foot
  • 1751 became 4th or the King's Own Regiment of Foot
  • 1867 became 4th (The King's Own Royal) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 became The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
  • 1959 amalgamated with The Border Regiment into the The King's Own Royal Border Regiment
  • 2006 amalgamated with the King’s Regiment, and the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment to become the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's Lancashire and Border)

First World War

6th (Service) Battalion: Moved to Gallipoli in July 1915. Went to Egypt in January 1916 and thence to Mesopotamia.[1]. Note that there is at least one burial In India [2] for a man sent from Mesopotamia on medical grounds, thought to be a burial at Murree whose grave is marked 'died in Murree of wounds received in Mesopotamia'.[3]

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

Historical books online


  1. The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) The Long. Long Trail
  2. Peter Prince CWGC
  3. Khyber Pass and kenf48 1/5th Royal West Surrey, Murree, Aug 1916 Great War Forum 28 August 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2019.