54th Regiment of Foot

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  • 1755 raised as the 56th Regiment of Foot
  • 1756 became the 54th Regiment of Foot
  • 1782 became the 28th (West Norfolk) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 amalgamated with the 39th Regiment of Foot to form The Dorsetshire Regiment

Service in British India

Regimental journal

  • The Dorset regimental journal : a paper for Dorset men and men of the Dorsets. Vol. 1, no. 1 (May 1912)-v. 3, no. 27 (July 1914) is available at the British Library
  • The Dorsetshire regimental quarterly. Vol. 1, no. 1 (June 1926)-v. 19, no. 2 (June 1951) is available at the British Library

First World War

The 2nd Battalion, Dorset Regiment fought in Mesopotamia, and were captured at the fall of Kut. See Prisoners of the Turks (First World War) for general information about their fate.

External Links

Historical books online

  • Narrative of the burning of the "Sarah Sands" screw steam ship by an old 54th officer. [Frederick Schlotel] 1869. Google Books. 1870 edition Google Books. Full title and some text appear to differ. A vessel charted by the East India Company, for the conveyance of troops to Calcutta on the news of the Indian Mutiny reaching England, which sailed from Portsmouth on 15 August 1857.