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*'''1958''' amalgamated with the King's Regiment (Liverpool) to form the King's Regiment.
 
*'''1958''' amalgamated with the King's Regiment (Liverpool) to form the King's Regiment.
 
*'''2006''' amalgamated with the King's Own Royal Border Regiment and the Queen's Lancashire Regiment to form the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's Lancashire and Border)
 
*'''2006''' amalgamated with the King's Own Royal Border Regiment and the Queen's Lancashire Regiment to form the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's Lancashire and Border)
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==Regimental histories==
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*''A Short History of the Manchester Regiment ...'' by Colonel H. C. Wylly 1922 (28 pages). Available at the British Library, UIN: BLL01001096848
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*''History of the Manchester Regiment (late the 63rd and 96th Foot)'' compiled by H. C. Wylly ; with illustrations by Gerald C. Hudson. 1923-1925. Contents: v. 1. 1758-1883 -- v. 2. 1883-1922. Available at the BL, UIN: BLL01012836883
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*''1st Garrison Battalion The Manchester Regiment, India, Singapore, Hong Kong & Siberia'' by Robert Bonner, 2013, available at the BL, UIN: BLL01016631387 . WW1 period.
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:''The Tanglin Tribune : being the official organ of the Wing 1st Garrison Battalion Manchester Regiment stationed at Singapore''. 1919. No. 1, 2, 5 (1919) Available at the BL, UIN: BLL01001096851
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*''History of the Manchester Regiment 1922-1948'' by Archibald Colquhoun Bell 1954. Available at the BL, UIN: BLL01007593210
  
 
==1st Garrison Battalion WW1==
 
==1st Garrison Battalion WW1==
 
"Formed at Knowsley Park, Liverpool in September 1915 and commanded by Lieutenant Colonel H W K Bretherton, a retired Territorial Force officer. Composed of officers and men permanently unfit for active service but considered fit for garrison duty overseas. They left Prescot at 9.15pm on 24 February 1916, arriving Devonport at 10 am the following day. Sailed at 4.30pm on board Kinfauns with an escort of two destroyers. On 5 March they passed Alexandria and then on into the Suez Canal. Arrived Bombay, India on 14 March 1916. Moved to [[Fyzabad]] where they stayed until end July 1918. To Singapore… The Battalion returned to UK in December 1919 and was disbanded on 27 February 1920.” <ref>[http://www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsgalleries/mom/history/garrison1914  1st Garrison Battalion The Manchester Regiment]
 
"Formed at Knowsley Park, Liverpool in September 1915 and commanded by Lieutenant Colonel H W K Bretherton, a retired Territorial Force officer. Composed of officers and men permanently unfit for active service but considered fit for garrison duty overseas. They left Prescot at 9.15pm on 24 February 1916, arriving Devonport at 10 am the following day. Sailed at 4.30pm on board Kinfauns with an escort of two destroyers. On 5 March they passed Alexandria and then on into the Suez Canal. Arrived Bombay, India on 14 March 1916. Moved to [[Fyzabad]] where they stayed until end July 1918. To Singapore… The Battalion returned to UK in December 1919 and was disbanded on 27 February 1920.” <ref>[http://www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsgalleries/mom/history/garrison1914  1st Garrison Battalion The Manchester Regiment]
tameside.gov.uk</ref>  HQ was initially based in [[Allahabad]] <ref> [http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?action=printpage;topic=7002.0 Forum post] by Robert Bonner June 29, 2013 themanchesters.org</ref> A diary, including a description of the journey to India of a “unit of middle-aged and medically downgraded men”<ref>themonsstar.[https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/205407-1st-garrison-battalion-the-manchester-regiment/  1st Garrison Battalion The Manchester Regiment] ''Great War Forum'' 21 January 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2019.</ref>,  and letters home may be found in ''1st Garrison Battalion The Manchester Regiment, India, Singapore, Hong Kong & Siberia'' by Robert Bonner
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tameside.gov.uk</ref>  HQ was initially based in [[Allahabad]] <ref> [http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?action=printpage;topic=7002.0 Forum post] by Robert Bonner June 29, 2013 themanchesters.org</ref> A diary, including a description of the journey to India of a “unit of middle-aged and medically downgraded men”<ref>themonsstar.[https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/205407-1st-garrison-battalion-the-manchester-regiment/  1st Garrison Battalion The Manchester Regiment] ''Great War Forum'' 21 January 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2019.</ref>,  and letters home may be found in ''1st Garrison Battalion The Manchester Regiment, India, Singapore, Hong Kong & Siberia'' by Robert Bonner.
  
== External Links ==
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== External links ==
 
===Historical books online===
 
===Historical books online===
 
*''Some Recollections in the Life of Lieut.-Col. P.P. Nevill, late Major 63rd Regiment'' 1864 [http://www.archive.org/stream/somerecollection00nevirich#page/n5/mode/2up Archive.org] In 1838 the 63rd regiment was in Burma. [http://www.archive.org/stream/somerecollection00nevirich#page/226/mode/2up page 227]
 
*''Some Recollections in the Life of Lieut.-Col. P.P. Nevill, late Major 63rd Regiment'' 1864 [http://www.archive.org/stream/somerecollection00nevirich#page/n5/mode/2up Archive.org] In 1838 the 63rd regiment was in Burma. [http://www.archive.org/stream/somerecollection00nevirich#page/226/mode/2up page 227]
 
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/historyrdwestsu00slacgoog#page/n3/mode/2up ''The History of the late 63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment''] by Major James Slack 1884 Archive.org
 
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/historyrdwestsu00slacgoog#page/n3/mode/2up ''The History of the late 63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment''] by Major James Slack 1884 Archive.org
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*[https://archive.org/details/withmanchestersi00hurs/page/n7 ''With Manchesters In The East''] by Gerald B. Hurst 1918    Archive.org. Also available [http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29927 Gutenberg.org] where the photographs are displayed correctly rotated. [[Gallipoli]] and [[Egypt, Palestine, Syria (First World War)|Egypt]], WW1.
  
 
===Other===
 
===Other===
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*[http://www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsgalleries/mom Museum of the Manchester Regiment] at Ashton Town Hall, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne<br>
 
*[http://www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsgalleries/mom Museum of the Manchester Regiment] at Ashton Town Hall, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne<br>
 
*[http://www.tameside.gov.uk/archives/manchesterregiment Manchester Regiment Archives] at the Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre, Central Library, Ashton-under-Lyne<br>
 
*[http://www.tameside.gov.uk/archives/manchesterregiment Manchester Regiment Archives] at the Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre, Central Library, Ashton-under-Lyne<br>
*[http://www.indian-cemeteries.org/kendall-family.org/html/a_tale_of_3_brothers.html A Tale of 3 brothers] Biography of 3 soldiers who served with 63rd in India and Burma (indian-cemeteries.org) <br>
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20130128013306/http://www.indian-cemeteries.org/kendall-family.org/html/a_tale_of_3_brothers.html A Tale of 3 brothers] Biography of 3 soldiers who served with 63rd in India and Burma (indian-cemeteries.org, now an archived website) <br>
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20160304080911/https://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/Regimental_History.pdf “The Regimental History of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment”] army.mod.uk, now an archived webpage.
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20160304080911/https://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/Regimental_History.pdf “The Regimental History of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment”] army.mod.uk, now an archived webpage.
 
:The constituent regiments are the [[4th Regiment of Foot|4th]], [[8th Regiment of Foot|8th]], [[30th Regiment of Foot|30th]], [[34th Regiment of Foot|34th]], [[40th Regiment of Foot|40th]], [[47th Regiment of Foot|47th]], [[55th Regiment of Foot|55th]], [[59th Regiment of Foot|59th]], [[63rd Regiment of Foot|63rd]], [[81st Regiment of Foot|81st]], [[82nd Regiment of Foot|82nd]] and  [[96th Regiment of Foot|96th]] Regiments of Foot.
 
:The constituent regiments are the [[4th Regiment of Foot|4th]], [[8th Regiment of Foot|8th]], [[30th Regiment of Foot|30th]], [[34th Regiment of Foot|34th]], [[40th Regiment of Foot|40th]], [[47th Regiment of Foot|47th]], [[55th Regiment of Foot|55th]], [[59th Regiment of Foot|59th]], [[63rd Regiment of Foot|63rd]], [[81st Regiment of Foot|81st]], [[82nd Regiment of Foot|82nd]] and  [[96th Regiment of Foot|96th]] Regiments of Foot.

Latest revision as of 05:57, 18 September 2019

Also known as The West Suffolk Regiment and later The Manchester Regiment

Chronology

  • 1758 formed as 63rd Regiment of Foot by redesignation of 2nd Battalion, 8th (The King's) Regiment
  • 1782 renamed the 63rd (the West Suffolk) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 united with 96th Regiment of Foot to become 1st Battalion The Manchester Regiment
  • 1958 amalgamated with the King's Regiment (Liverpool) to form the King's Regiment.
  • 2006 amalgamated with the King's Own Royal Border Regiment and the Queen's Lancashire Regiment to form the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's Lancashire and Border)

Regimental histories

  • A Short History of the Manchester Regiment ... by Colonel H. C. Wylly 1922 (28 pages). Available at the British Library, UIN: BLL01001096848
  • History of the Manchester Regiment (late the 63rd and 96th Foot) compiled by H. C. Wylly ; with illustrations by Gerald C. Hudson. 1923-1925. Contents: v. 1. 1758-1883 -- v. 2. 1883-1922. Available at the BL, UIN: BLL01012836883
  • 1st Garrison Battalion The Manchester Regiment, India, Singapore, Hong Kong & Siberia by Robert Bonner, 2013, available at the BL, UIN: BLL01016631387 . WW1 period.
The Tanglin Tribune : being the official organ of the Wing 1st Garrison Battalion Manchester Regiment stationed at Singapore. 1919. No. 1, 2, 5 (1919) Available at the BL, UIN: BLL01001096851
  • History of the Manchester Regiment 1922-1948 by Archibald Colquhoun Bell 1954. Available at the BL, UIN: BLL01007593210

1st Garrison Battalion WW1

"Formed at Knowsley Park, Liverpool in September 1915 and commanded by Lieutenant Colonel H W K Bretherton, a retired Territorial Force officer. Composed of officers and men permanently unfit for active service but considered fit for garrison duty overseas. They left Prescot at 9.15pm on 24 February 1916, arriving Devonport at 10 am the following day. Sailed at 4.30pm on board Kinfauns with an escort of two destroyers. On 5 March they passed Alexandria and then on into the Suez Canal. Arrived Bombay, India on 14 March 1916. Moved to Fyzabad where they stayed until end July 1918. To Singapore… The Battalion returned to UK in December 1919 and was disbanded on 27 February 1920.” [1] HQ was initially based in Allahabad [2] A diary, including a description of the journey to India of a “unit of middle-aged and medically downgraded men”[3], and letters home may be found in 1st Garrison Battalion The Manchester Regiment, India, Singapore, Hong Kong & Siberia by Robert Bonner.

External links

Historical books online

Other

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

References

  1. 1st Garrison Battalion The Manchester Regiment tameside.gov.uk
  2. Forum post by Robert Bonner June 29, 2013 themanchesters.org
  3. themonsstar.1st Garrison Battalion The Manchester Regiment Great War Forum 21 January 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2019.