61st Regiment of Foot
Also known as 61st Rifles
- 1758 2nd Battalion 3rd Regiment of Foot redesignation as the 61st Regiment of Foot
- 1782 renamed 61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot
- 1881 amalgamated with the 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot to form the two-battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. Also sometimes called the Gloster Regiment, or the Glosters.
- 2005 amalgamated with the Light Infantry, The Royal Green Jackets and the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment to form the 1st Battalion The Rifles
Second World War
10th Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment, arrived Bombay December 17th, 1942, and moved from India to the Arakan on January 13th, 1944. It served in Shillong, and again in Burma until May 16th, 1945 and then returned to India.
Historical books online
- Historical Record of the Sixty - First, or the South Gloucestershire Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1758, and of its subsequent services to 1844 Google Books 1844. Page 47 indicates the Regiment went to Ceylon in 1828
- A varied life: a record of military and civil service, of sport and of travel in India, Central Asia and Persia 1849 -1902 by Gen. Sir Thomas Edward Gordon. 1906 Archive.org. He initially served with the 61st Regiment of Foot.
- 61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot including deployments Regiments.org, an archived site.
- Soldiers of Gloucestershire including details of the Museum.
- Steve Lewis' excellent website, now archived The Glorious Glosters. Appears to be connected with the site of the same name below. Includes
- The Gloucestershire Regiment including deployments: 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion Regiments.org, an archived site.
- Gloucestershire Regiment Wikipedia
- The Gloucestershire Regiment from British Armed Forces & National Service
- India 1933-36 1st Battalion, Glosters, when the regiment was stationed at Mhow, from The Glorious Glosters, which also contains links to service in Burma.
- Sources for Military History held at Gloucestershire Archives, prior to June 2006 known as the Gloucestershire Record Office
- Photograph of the memorial known as the Quetta Sphinx for the Second Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment in respect of those who died in Baluchistan/Southern Afghanistan circa October 1880-January 1883. This memorial has now been destroyed. skyscrapercity.com, originally from flickr.com. Victorian Wars Forum thread about the inscription.
- 61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiments of the Malta Garrison. The 61st left Malta for Bombay 19 August–1 September 1880
- dryan67 10th Btn, Glosters In India/Burma WW2Talk Forum 26 October 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2019. David A Ryan is co author of books on the Indian Army in WW2, see the WW2Talk Forum post Indian Army: An Organisational History. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
- Maureene et al. Help reading inscription Quetta Sphinx Victorian Wars Forum 9 February 2012, now archived. Retrieved 9 September 2019.