58th Regiment of Foot

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  • 1755 raised as the 60th Regiment of Foot
  • 1757 became the 58th Regiment of Foot
  • 1782 became the 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 amalgamated with the 48th Regiment of Foot to become the 2nd Battalion The Northamptonshire Regiment
  • 1948 regiment reduced to a single battalion
  • 1960 merged with The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment to form the 2nd East Anglian Regiment (Duchess of Gloucester's Own Royal Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire)
  • 1964 amalgamated with the 1st and 3rd East Anglian Regiments and the Royal Leicestershire Regiment to become 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment

Regimental history

History of the Northamptonshire Regiment 1742-1934 by Lt Colonel Russell Gurney. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001096904 .

This book is available on FamilySearch microfilm catalogue entry, if you can locate a copy of the microfilm. It is not currently (2019/04) available digitally, even though the microfilm has been digitised. (See FamilySearch Centres).

Service in British India

External Links

Historical books online

  • "The relative health of the right and left wings of the 58th Regiment" [at Allahabad] by Surgeon EL Lundy M.D., 58th Regiment, page 346 Army Medical Department Report for the year 1869 Google Books
  • "India: Bengal. Report" by C. Macnamara, Medical Officer-in-Charge of the "Chandnie" Hospital, Calcutta, and Surgeon to the Ophthalmic Hospital. Contains references to the 58th Regiment from page 88, and from page 101. Page 87 Reports on the progress of practical and scientific medicine, ed. by H. Dobell, Volume 2‬, 1871. Google Books The cholera epidemic at Allahabad 1869.