61st Regiment of Foot

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Also known as 61st Rifles


  • 1758 2nd Battalion 3rd Regiment of Foot redesignation as the 61st Regiment of Foot
  • 1782 renamed 61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 amalgamated with the 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot to form the two-battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. Also sometimes called the Gloster Regiment, or the Glosters.
  • 2005 amalgamated with the Light Infantry, The Royal Green Jackets and the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment to form the 1st Battalion The Rifles

Second World War

10th Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment, arrived Bombay December 17th, 1942, and moved from India to the Arakan on January 13th, 1944. It served in Shillong, and again in Burma until May 16th, 1945 and then returned to India.[1]

External links

Historical books online



  1. dryan67 10th Btn, Glosters In India/Burma WW2Talk Forum 26 October 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2019. David A Ryan is co author of books on the Indian Army in WW2, see the WW2Talk Forum post Indian Army: An Organisational History. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. Maureene et al. Help reading inscription Quetta Sphinx Victorian Wars Forum 9 February 2012, now archived. Retrieved 9 September 2019.