24th Regiment of Foot

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Nicknames: Howard's Greens, The Bengal Tigers
Known as South Wales Borderers


  • 1689 raised as Sir Edward Dering's Regiment of Foot
  • 1751 became 24th Regiment of Foot
  • 1782 became 24th (The 2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 became the South Wales Borderers
  • 1969 amalgamated with the Welch Regiment to form the Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot)
1st Battalion in India 1897-1910 [1]


Refer British Army - Records

Muster records at the National Archives, Kew in the series WO 12 commence at WO 12/4059 1st Battalion 1760 - 1782, and continue until WO 12/4133 2nd Battalion 1804-1805, with final item WO 12/4157 2nd Battalion 1876-1877

Regimental flash

The flash, also known as the pagri (puggaree) badge, affixed to the pagri around the sun helmet in India, consisted of two outer stripes of green and an inner stripe of white. [3]

FIBIS resources

  • FIBIS Gallery: Ludwell Collection. Ludwell was in the 1st Battalion, 24th Regiment of Foot c 1900-1910. Some photographs are dated 1905 and 1906.

External links

Historical books online

Recommended Reading

The South Wales Borderers by Christopher Wilkinson-Latham, Michael Roffe Illustrated by Michael Roffe. Published by Osprey Publishing, 1975 ISBN 0850452090 and ISBN 9780850452099 Limited View Google Books


  1. Dave (Heritage Plus) South Wales Borderers pre 1914 Great War Forum 03 July 2007. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  2. Pur appears to be situated about 15 miles from both Muzaffarnagar and Roorkee Page 136 Highland Light Infantry Chronicle 1905
  3. FROGSMILE. Help with photograph please Great War Forum 31 March 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2018.