30th Regiment of Foot

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  • 1702 raised as the 1st Regiment of Marines
  • 1714 converted to infantry
  • 1751 became the 30th Regiment of Foot
  • 1782 became the 30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 amalgamated with the 59th Regiment of Foot into The East Lancashire Regiment
  • 1958 amalgamated with the Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) to form the Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)
  • 1970 amalgamated with the Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) to form the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment
  • 2006 amalgamated with the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment and the King’s Regiment to become the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's Lancashire and Border)
The Timeline and Bibliography below were part of the Family History in India website, which was designed by Cathy Day to help people trace their British and European ancestry in colonial India . Cathy has kindly allowed us to transfer this information to the FIBIwiki.

Timeline in India


The information above was obtained from a number of sources, including :

  • In Search of the Forlorn Hope : A Comprehensive Guide to Locating British Regiments and their Records by John Kitzmiller ISBN 0961926031
  • The Colonial Wars Source Book by Philip Haythornthwaite ISBN 1854091964
  • British Army Pensioners Abroad by Norman K. Crowder ISBN 0806314605

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The constituent regiments are the 4th, 8th, 30th, 34th, 40th, 47th, 55th, 59th, 63rd, 81st, 82nd and 96th Regiments of Foot.

Historical books online

  • Some Recollections in the Life of Lieut.-Col. P.P. Nevill, late Major 63rd Regiment 1864 Archive.org. In 1817 he was with the 1st battalion, 30th Regiment in Madras page 49