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96th Regiment of Foot

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Also known Known as '''The Manchester Regiment'''from 1881.
== Chronology ==
*'''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.” <ref>[ 1st Garrison Battalion The Manchester Regiment]</ref> HQ was initially based in [[Allahabad]] <ref> [;topic=7002.0 Forum post] by Robert Bonner June 29, 2013</ref> A diary, including a description of the journey to India of a “unit of middle-aged and medically downgraded men”<ref>themonsstar.[ 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 links ==*[ 96th Regiment of Foot] Wikipedia<br>*[ The Manchester Regiment] Wikipedia<br>*[ The King's Regiment] Wikipedia<br>*[ Duke of Lancaster's Regiment] Wikipedia*[ 96th regiment of Foot] including [ deployments], an archived website.*[ Manchester Regiment] including deployments: [ 1st Battalion], [ 2nd Battalion], an archived website*[ The Manchester Regiment Image Archive] from the Manchester Regiment Archive.*[ Museum of the Manchester Regiment] at Ashton Town Hall, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne*[ Manchester Regiment Archives] at the Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre, Central Library, Ashton-under-Lyne*[ “The Regimental History of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment”], 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. ===Historical books online===*[ ''From England to the Antipodes & India - 1846 to 1902, with startling revelations, or 56 years of my life in the Indian Mutiny, Police & Jails''] by Isaac Tyrell (1904) On page 10 the author transfers to the 96th Foot in Hobart in 1848. The regiment left for India in 1849.*[ ''With Manchesters In The East''] by Gerald B. Hurst 1918 Also available [] where the photographs are displayed correctly rotated. [[Gallipoli]] and [[Egypt, Palestine, Syria (First World War)|Egypt]], WW1. == References ==<references /> {{#widget:Google PlusOne|size=small|count=true}} 
[[Category:British Army Infantry Regiments]]

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