65th Regiment of Foot
- 1758 2nd Battalion, 12th Regiment of Foot redesignated the 65th (2nd Yorkshire, North Riding) Regiment of Foot
- 1881 amalgamated with the 84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment of Foot to become the 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
- 1968 disbanded
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History in India
This is a very brief history of 65th Regiment of Foot (2nd Yorkshire North Riding Regiment), focussing entirely on its time in India.
1809 The 65th was sent from Bombay to Arabia as part of an expeditionary force to suppress Qawasim pirates who preyed on shipping in the Persian Gulf. After destroying several pirate forts it returned to India.
1815 Fort Anjar
1817 The action in Arabia of 1809 only served to suppress Arabic pirate activity for a few years, and did not destroy it completely. In 1817, the 65th was again sent to the Persian Gulf and this time they succeeded in destroying all pirate forts and forcing the Arab chiefs of the pirates to submit to British dominion. For this action, and the one of 1809, the 65th was awarded the unique battle honour 'Arabia'.
1818 The 65th Regiment of Foot played a significant part in the Pindari Campaign or 3rd Maratha War
1819 Fort St George
1821 The 65th were again called to Arabia to fight pirates, this time members of the Beni Boo Ali tribe. Once more, all the pirate forts and ships were destroyed.
The information above was obtained from a number of sources, including :
In Search of the Forlorn Hope : A Comprehensive Guide to Locating British Regiments and their Records by John Kitzmiller ISBN 0961926031
The Colonial Wars Source Book by Philip Haythornthwaite ISBN 1854091964
British Army Pensioners Abroad by Norman K. Crowder ISBN 0806314605
The Tiger and the Rose. A monthly journal of the York & Lancaster Regiment. Published from 1887. At least some editions are available at the British Library, but the catalogue does not give details. Also available at the Regiment Museum, see below. Another possible source is the National Army Museum
65th Regiment of Foot Wikipedia
York and Lancaster Regiment Wikipedia
65th (2nd Yorkshire, North Riding) Regiment of Foot including deployments Regiments.org, an archived site.
The York and Lancaster Regiment Regiments.org, an archived site
Reminiscences of the 65th Regiment, quoting an article in The Tiger and the Rose from Taranaki Herald, Volume LIV, Issue 13317, 7 November 1906, Page 3 National Library of NZ.
The York and Lancaster Regimental Museum part of the Clifton Park Museum, Rotherham. The regimental Archive is located at the Archives and Local Studies Service, also at the Clifton Park Museum. The Archive includes regimental histories and copies of The Tiger and the Rose Regimental Journal.
Historical books online
- Roll of the Officers of the York and Lancaster Regiment: The First Battalion, formerly 65th (2nd Yorkshire, North Riding) Regiment, from 1756 to 1884 by George Alfred Raikes 1885 Archive.org
- "Observations on the Campaign in Ceylon: Part 2 The British Campaign from 1803", involving the 19th and 65th Regiments of Foot, together with Royal Artillery and troops from Bengal. The Naval and Military Magazine Volume 3, page 240 1828 Google Books