98th Regiment of Foot

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Known as The North Staffordshire Regiment


1st Raising

  • 1761 raised at Chichester as the 98th Regiment of Foot
  • 1763 disbanded

2nd Raising

  • 1780 raised as the 98th Regiment of Foot
  • 1785 disbanded

3rd Raising

  • 1804 raised as the 98th Regiment of Foot
  • 1816 became 97th Regiment of Foot
  • 1818 disbanded

4th Raising

  • 1824 raised as the 98th Regiment of Foot
  • 1876 renamed 98th (Prince of Wales) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 amalgamated with the 64th Regiment of Foot to become the 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire) Regiment
  • 1920 renamed The North Staffordshire (The Prince of Wales's) Regiment
  • 1959 amalgamated to form The Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's)
  • 2007 amalgamated with the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment and The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment to form The Mercian Regiment, in which the Staffords became the 3rd (Staffordshire) Battalion

Service in British India

External Links

98th Regiment of Foot Wikipedia
The Staffordshire Regiment Wikipedia
The Mercian Regiment Wikipedia
98th (The Prince of Wales's) Regiment of Foot including Deployments 1824-1948 Regiments.org, an archived site
The North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's) including deployments: 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion
The Staffordshire Regiment Museum, Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffs
98th Foot in the 2nd Sikh War Victorian Wars Forum thread

Officers of the 2nd Battalion The Prince of Wales (North Staffordshire Regiment) outside the officers mess Multan, India 1908