82nd Regiment of Foot

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  • 1793 raised as the 82nd Regiment of Foot
  • 1802 became the 82nd Regiment of Foot (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)
  • 1881 amalgamated with the 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot to form The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment)
  • 1938 became The South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers)
  • 1958 amalgamated with The East Lancashire Regiment, to form The Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)

Brief History

This very brief history of H.M. 82th Regiment of Foot (South Lancashire Regiment), focussing entirely on its time in India, was obtained from a number of sources listed in the Recommended Reading below. This section was part of the Family History in India website, which was designed to help people trace their British and European ancestry in colonial India by Cathy Day. Cathy has kindly allowed us to transfer this page to our wiki.

1842 Jamaica

1857 Indian Mutiny (see History of the 88th Regiment of Foot)

1861 Moradabad and Shahjehanpore

1861 Delhi (exchanged stations with the 88th Foot in 1861)

1869 Bombay

Recommended Reading

In Search of the Forlorn Hope : A Comprehensive Guide to Locating British Regiments and their Records by John Kitzmiller ISBN 0-961926-03-1

The Colonial Wars Source Book by Philip Haythornthwaite ISBN 1-854091-96-4

British Army Pensioners Abroad by Norman K. Crowder ISBN 0-806314-60-5

External Links

82nd Foot Wikipedia
82nd Foot Historical Record Google Books
South Lancashire Regiment Wikipedia
Lancashire Regiment Wikipedia