52nd Regiment of Foot

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Also known as The Oxfordshire Light Infantry

Chronology

  • 1755 raised as 54th Regiment of Foot
  • 1757 renumbered as the 52nd Regiment of Foot
  • 1781 became the 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot
  • 1803 became the 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Light Infantry
  • 1881 amalgamated with the 43rd (Monmouthshire) Regiment of Foot to become the regiment later known as the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
  • 1908 became the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
  • 1958 re-titled as the 1st Green Jackets (43rd and 52nd)
  • 1966 amalgamated with the two other regiments of the Green Jackets Brigade to become the 1st Battalion Royal Green Jackets
  • 1992 1st Battalion disbanded

Regimental Journal

  • The Oxfordshire Light Infantry Chronicle , 1895(-1908). An annual record of the First and Second Battalions, formerly the 43rd and 52nd Light Infantry. Volumes 4-17 are available at the British Library
  • The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Chronicle from Volume 18 is also available at the British Library and a broken range of editions is available at the National Army Museum

Histories

External links

Historical books online

Other

References

  1. Alfred Madgwick’s service record (service number 19150) , available on the commercial site Ancestry.co.uk, indicates that he served with the B Company No. 1 Reserve Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry from June 1916 to November 1918 stationed at Wellington (possibly Wellington Barracks, Bangalore) and Bangalore. Discussion on the Rootsweb India List, and email to User: Maureene dated 6 July 2011.