60th Regiment of Foot
Also known as The 60th Rifles and King's Royal Rifles
- 1756 four battalions raised as 62nd (Royal American) Regiment
- 1757 renamed 60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot
- 1797 fifth battalion raised
- 18?? renamed The Duke of York's Own Rifle Corps
- 1830 renamed King's Royal Rifle Corps
- 1958 became 2nd Green Jackets (The King's Royal Rifle Corps)
- 2007 became 4th Btn Royal Green Jackets
Service in India
- 1845 - Arrived in India
- 1848 - Sikh War
- 1857-58 - Indian Mutiny (where 2nd Battalion also present)
- 1860 Returned to Uk.
A post from the Victorian Wars Forum provided the following details in respect of the 4th Battalion
- "2 Nov 1876 - 4th Bn sailed from Queenstown (having been serving in Dublin) on HMS Serapis
- 6 Dec 1876 - Arrived Bombay and then moved to Agra (I think that is some 600 miles, by train ?)
- 14 Feb 80 - left Agra for Dagshai
- 15 Oct 81 - left Dagshai to march to Ferozopore arrived 3 Nov (some 200 miles in 18 days)
- 12 Dec 84 - left Ferozepore to march to Peshawar arrived 21 Jan 85 (some 350 miles in 40 days) (the history notes that these long marches were enjoyed by the troops)."
British Library holdings
- Annals Of The King’s Royal Rifle Corps in seven volumes and an Appendix (total 8 volumes), published from 1913. Volumes 1-3 by Lewis Butler. The first seven volumes are available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001096753 .
- Appendix by S. M. Milne and Major-General Astley Terry, published 1913 dealing with uniform, armament and equipment.
- Volume 3 1830-1873, published 1926.
- Annals Of The King’s Royal Rifle Corps: Vol 4 'The K.R.R.C.' 1873-1914 by Major-Gen. Sir Steuart Hare. Originally published 1929. The Fourth Battalion took part in colonial campaigns in India and Burma in the 1890s.
- Volume 5 The Great War by Sir Steuart Hare, published 1932.
- Volume 6 1921-1943 by G.H. Mills and R.F. Nixon, published 1971.
- Volume 7 1943-1965 by Major General G H Mills. Published by Celer Et Audax Club 1979. ISBN: 0950667609. (Details ). Does not appear in the British Library catalogue.
The King’s Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle
The 1904 edition is available online at Archive.org, see below.
Restricted access: Available from 1901 to viewers in North America and some other countries from Hathi Trust, and Google Books, see below.
Also available on the pay website Findmypast 1900-1920, see below.
- 60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot Military Heritage website
- 60th Regiment of Foot Wikipedia
- Royal Green Jackets Wikipedia
- The King's Royal Rifle Corps including deployments: 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Battalion, 4th Battalion Regiments.org, an archived site.
- The King’s Royal Rifle Corps Association
- "Childhood Memories of India" by John Goddard, KRRC. The author was born in 1923 and lived most of the time until 1933 in India. His father was officers’ mess sergeant in a battalion of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps
- The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum covers the 43rd, 52nd and 60th Regiments, and the Rifle Brigade.
- Museum archives states that the archives have been deposited with Hampshire Record Office (HRO) and that a reader's ticket is necessary. Includes a link to the HRO website. The Museum holds, separate to the archives, a substantial library of books, including regimental histories and chronicles.
- Photograph: 1st Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps, Crossing The Kuram River, 1926
- "Bygones: Poisoned by gas and shot in the ribs ... piecing together dad Albert's First World War days" February 10, 2014 Derby Telegraph, now an archived webpage. Albert King was in 3rd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC) 1906-1913, the latter part in India. Click to see the slideshow which includes a group regimental photograph taken in India.
- "Bygones: Dramatic escape from Indian assassination bid" February 10, 2014 Derby Telegraph, now an archived webpage. An accounts of the attempted assassination of Lord Hardinge on the occasion of his state entry into Delhi in 1912 from a letter written by Bugler George King of the 3rd Battalion King's Royal Rifles, brother of Albert King, above.
Historical books online
- Large Game Shooting in Thibet and the North West by Alexander Kinloch, Rifle Brigade and later King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Part I 1869, Part II 1876. Later editions have titles…in Thibet, the Himalayas, and Northern India (1885) and … in Thibet, the Himalayas, Northern and Central India (1892). Part I 1869 Google Books; Part II 1876 Hathi Trust Digital Library; Revised edition 1885 Archive.org; 3rd edition, revised and enlarged 1892 Archive.org.
- Enteric fever in the 4/60th Regiment c 1877 page 240 Enteric fever in India and in other tropical and sub-tropical regions : a study in epidemiology and military hygiene by Ernest Roberts, Major Indian Medical Service 1906 Archive.org
- "Case of Sword-Bayonet Wound of the Abdomen" (following attack by a fellow soldier at Meerut in 1878 (or 1877?) by Surgeon Major FA Turton MD, Army Medical Department. In Medical Charge of 2/60 Rifles, page 239 Army Medical Department: Report for the Year 1877 Volume 19 published 1879 Archive.org
- A regimental chronicle and list of officers of the 60th, or the King's Royal Rifle Corps, formerly the 62nd, or the Royal American Regiment of Foot by Nesbit Willoughby Wallace 1879 Archive.org
- Military operations in Burma, 1890-1892; letters from J. K. Watson Edited by B. R. Pearn. Southeast Asia Program, Dept. of Asian Studies, Cornell University, 1967. The author of the letters was Lieutenant J K Watson, 4th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps
- Innermost Asia : travel & sport in the Pamirs by Ralph P Cobbold (late 60th Rifles) 1900 Archive.org
- The King's Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle 1904 Archive.org
- Restricted access: Available from 1901 to viewers in North America and some other countries from Hathi Trust, catalogue entries 1 and 2, and Google Books
- Findmypast, pay website, includes a database "King's Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle 1900-1920", located in Armed Forces & Conflict/Regimental & Service Records, 1901 to 1920 with gaps for 1915 and 1919. This database is searchable, (by name or keyword) with the search result showing a page of the Chronicle (and if required adjoining pages). It is possible browse the various editions, although it is a slow process. From the findmypast page, "Browse Title" and select a year, then click on Search (leaving all details blank). This will bring up a long list of all pages for that year. Once you have selected a page, you can scroll to the previous, or next page, using buttons located near the top of the findmypast page. If you need to increase the size of the pages in order to read them you may need to download (button near the top of the findmypast page) but this must be done page by page.
- From the Findmypast database, which you must be signed in to view the following article from the 1914 Chronicle.
- "Shikar in India" by various officers of the 4th Battalion, in India from December 1909. Commences page 27 and describes Shooting in the Sunderbunds;
- A Day with the Peshawar Vale Hounds page 33
- Falconry and Hawking page 38
- Pig-sticking page 43
- Markhor page 47. Mountain wild goat/sheep
- Big Game Shooting in Burma page 52
- Blackbuck page 57
- Urial and Chinkara page 60. Urial=wild sheep
- Chakor page 65. Chakor=type of bird.
- “Small Game” page 67
- A Brief History of the King's Royal Rifle Corps edited by Lieut.-General Sir Edward Hutton. Reprinted from the King’s Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle of 1911, and published 1912. Archive.org.
- A Brief History of the King's Royal Rifle Corps, 1755 to 1915 2nd edition 1917. Archive.org.