27th Regiment of Foot

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The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers


  • 1689 raised as local militia at Enniskillen by General Zachariah Tiffin
  • 1751 became the 27th (Enniskillen) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 amalgamated with the 108th Regiment of Foot (Madras Infantry) to become The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
  • 1968 amalgamated with The Royal Ulster Rifles and The Royal Irish Fusiliers to become The Royal Irish Rangers
  • 1991 amalgamated with the Ulster Defence Regiment to form the new The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th and Ulster Defence Regiment).


The 1st Battalion went to India after WW1 and was in India in 1920. One member who was attached to a Signals Company died in Malakand on the North West Frontier,[1] perhaps an indication the Battalion was also in this area.

Regimental histories

  • The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers: being the history of the regiment from December 1688 to July 1914. Compiled under the direction of a Regimental Historical Records Committee. [With plates, including portraits.] Published 1928.

External Links

Historical books online


  1. CavalryQM. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 1st Bn. in India 1920 Great War Forum 10 December 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2019.