8th Regiment of Foot

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Also known as The Liverpools


  • 1685 raised as the Princess Anne of Denmark's Regiment of Foot
  • 1702 became the Queen's Regiment of Foot
  • 1715 became the King's Regiment of Foot
  • 1751 became 8th (The King's) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 became The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
  • 1921 became The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
  • 1958 amalgamated with the 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment to become the King's Regiment (Manchester and Liverpool)
  • 2006 amalgamated with the King's Own Royal Border Regiment and the Queen's Lancashire Regiment to become the 2nd Battalion Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's Lancashire and Border)

Service in British India

1st Battalion alternated with 2nd Battalion
1801 Egypt 1833 India
1846 India 1838 Burma
1868 India 1842 India
1905 Nasirabad 1870 India
1932 Jubbulpore 1880 Afghanistan
1938 Landi Kotal 1882 Egypt
1945 India 1904 Sitapur
1906 Secunderabad
1909 Kamptee
1911 Jullunder
1916 Mesopotamia
The regiment was at Deesa in Gujarat on 20 July 1853.

External Links

Historical Books Online

  • Historical record of the Eighth, or King’s Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1685, and of its subsequent services to 1844 Google Books 1844
  • Historical record of the King’s Liverpool Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1685, and of its subsequent services to 1881 Archive.org 1883.This contains information from the previously mentioned book. Indian Service commences page 95 in 1846
  • Kurum, Kabul & Kandahar being a brief record of impressions in three campaigns under General Roberts by Charles Gray Robertson, Lieutenant 8th (the King’s) Regiment 1881 Archive.org


8th (The King's) Regiment of Foot Wikipedia
King's Regiment (Liverpool) Wikipedia
King's Regiment (Liverpool) Wikipedia
Duke of Lancaster's Regiment Wikipedia
The King's Regiment (Liverpool) including deployments: 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion Regiments.org, an archived website.
The King's Regiment (Liverpool) British Armed Forces & National Service. Shows deployments.
Biographical Research: The King's Regiment Your Archives
King's Regiment sources at the Maritime Archives and Library in the Merseyside Maritime Museum

Photos (scroll down) of King’s Liverpool Regiment 1935 Landi Kotel North West Frontier
Private Arthur Leslie Howney (www.pegasusarchive.org) He died a prisoner of war in Burma in 1943