14th Regiment of Foot
Known as The West Yorkshire Regiment after 1881.
- 1685 raised by Sir Edward Hales as Hales's Regiment
- 1694 took precedence as the 14th Regiment of Foot
- 1751 became the 14th Regiment of Foot
- 1782 became the 14th (the Bedfordshire) Regiment of Foot
- 1809 became the 14th (Buckinghamshire - The Prince of Wales Own) Regiment of Foot
- 1881 became The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
- 1921 became The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own)
- 1958 amalgamated with The East Yorkshire Regiment (15th Foot) to form The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire
- 2006 amalgamated with two other Yorkshire regiments becoming the 1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
History in India
The 1st battalion embarked for Madras in June 1807 aboard the East Indiamen Royal George, Wyndham and Wexford arriving in November and being quartered at Fort St George. The ships' logs can be found in the British Library and list all the members of the regiment that boarded the ships for India along with the women and children that accompanied them.
1808 the battalion took part in an expedition against Tranquebar which surrendered to the British on 8th February 1808. The battalion then proceeded to Bengal. They remained at Fort William until they were sent to take part in an expedition against the Île de France (Mauritius).
1811 took part in the capture of Java.
1813 sent out against the piratical state of Sambas in Borneo.
1814 returned to Bengal and were stationed in Berhampore.
1815 sent to take part in the Gurkha War.
1816 the battallion stayed in Cawnpore.
1817 they were employed against the Pindarees and Mahrattas.
1818-1824 the battalion were at Meerut.
1827 arrived at Fort William on 15th January
1828 left for Berhampore on 25th January and arrived on 21st February.
1830 in November the regiment left Berhampore and went to Fort William. On 27th December some of the regiment embarked for Europe aboard the EIC chartered ship Recovery and arrived at Gravesend on 13th May 1831.
1831 the rest of the men left Calcutta in January and arrived in Gravesend in July.
The 1st Battalion were in India.
The 2nd battalion were in India.
1879 at the outbreak at Cabul
1880 at Afghanistan
1882 at Nowshera
1886 at Mooltan
Historical books online
- Historical record of the Fourteenth, or the Buckinghamshire Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1685, and of its subsequent services to 1845 Google Books . First Battalion’s Indian Service commences page 62
- Memorial at St John’s Churchyard, Meerut to those who died at the Capture of Bhurtpore: Names on monument of NCOs and men killed page 6 List of inscriptions on Christian tombs and tablets of historical interest in the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh by E A H Blunt ICS 1911 Archive.org
- "On Cholera Morbus,in His Majesty's 14th Regt. Berhampore" by J. Mouat, M. D. Transactions of the Medical and Physical Society of Calcutta Volume 4 1829, page 265. Includes a list of names of soldiers who became ill.
- The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own) including deployments: 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion Regiments.org, an archived site.
- Yorkshire Regiment Family Tree www.army.mod.uk, now an archived webpage.
- West Yorkshire Regiment memorial in Kuldana, Murree where the 14th were from 1907-1910, photos and details
- Photograph of the 1st Battalion The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment. Winners of the Quetta District Machine Gun Competition 1904. Photograph by Fred Bremner. earlyphotographers.blogspot.com
- Now an archived website: The Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire (PWO) Museum Archived website including
- York Army Museum The regimental museum of The Royal Dragoon Guards and The Yorkshire Regiment. The Museum holds the collection of Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire for the Yorkshire Regiment, being the 14th and 15th Regiment of Foot, and the regimental collections for all of The Royal Dragoon Guards’ antecedents, being 4th, 5th and 7th Dragoon Guards and the 6th Dragoons.