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
A post from the Victorian Wars Forum provides 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, published from 1913.
- Annals Of The King’s Royal Rifle Corps: Vol 4 'The K.R.R.C.' 1872-1913 by Major-Gen. Sir Steuart Hare. Originally published 1929. The Fourth Battalion took part in colonial campaigns in India and Burma in the 1890s.
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.
The editions for 1901-1913, 1920-1939 and 1944 are available online on the pay website The Military Archive, as part of the Library, on an individual item or subscription basis.
- 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.
- Photograph: 1st Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps, Crossing The Kuram River, 1926
- Some regimental archives are available at Hampshire Archives and Local Studies
- "Bygones: Poisoned by gas and shot in the ribs ... piecing together dad Albert's First World War days" February 10, 2014 Derby Telegraph. Albert King was in 3rd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC) 1906-1913, the latter part in India. The slideshow includes two photographs taken in India.
- "Bygones: Dramatic escape from Indian assassination bid" February 10, 2014 Derby Telegraph 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
Historical books online
- 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
- 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
- "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
- 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
- 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, click on Search (leaving all details blank} This will bring up a long list of all pages (call it page A). Locate page 1 for the volume you require, (open a new window is suggested, call it page B) then scroll from there, or return to the original page (page A) if you have found a reference to a particular page you now require. If you need to increase the size of the pages in order to read them you may need to download (3rd or 4th icons at the bottom of each page, run your mouse over the bottom of the page if they are not visible) but this must be done page by page.
- 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.
- Innermost Asia : travel & sport in the Pamirs by Ralph P Cobbold (late 60th Rifles) 1900 Archive.org
- Victorian Wars Forum post dated 18 July 2012
- King's Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle 1900-1920 findmypast