59th Regiment of Foot

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Also known as The East Lancashire Regiment


  • 1741 raised as 59th Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 amalgamated with 30th Foot and became 2nd Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment
  • 1958 amalgamated with the Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) to form the Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)
  • 1970 amalgamated with the Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) to form the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment
  • 2006 amalgamated with the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment and the King’s Regiment to become the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's Lancashire and Border)

FIBIS resources

  • "Boy Soldier to Lancer: John Arnfield in the Anglo -Sikh Wars" by Ainslie Sharpe FIBIS Journal Number 26 Autumn 2011, pages 31-40. For details of how to access this article, see FIBIS Journals
John Arnfield was born at sea in 1819. His father Hugh was in the 59th Foot which was in India 1820-1829. When the regiment returned to England in 1829, Hugh Arnfield transferred to the 3rd Regiment of Foot, the Buffs

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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.