68th Regiment of Foot

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  • 1745 raised as the 68th Regiment of Foot by John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford
  • 1746 disbanded
  • 1758 2nd Battalion, 23rd Regiment of Foot redesignated as the 68th Regiment of Foot
  • 1782 became 68th (Durham) Regiment of Foot
  • 1808 became 68th (Durham Light Infantry) Regiment
  • 1881 amalgamated with the 106th Regiment of Foot(Bombay Light Infantry) and became the 1st Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
  • 1968 amalgamated with three other county light infantry regiments to become 4th Battalion The Light Infantry
  • 1969 4th Battalion (formerly Durham Light Infantry) was disbanded

Regimental journals

  • The Bugle. A Chronicle of Regimental News. May 1894-Sept. 1902 This was publication relating to the 2nd Battalion in India, available at the British Library. The Bugle recommenced again in the 1920s, but the British Library does not appear to have copies.
  • The Regimental Journal of the Durham Light Infantry. (Incorporating “The Bugle.”) was published from 1934 and is available at the British Library

External links

Access to the stored collection is available at Sevenhills, Spennymoor, details at Durham County Council website. Includes the Regimental research book collection.
  • Durham County Record Office holds Durham Light Infantry Records. The Record Office closed in January 2022 as part of a move to The Story at Mount Oswald. (There were also plans in 2020 for the DLI Museum Collection to relocate to the same site).
  • Durham Light Infantry 1920-1946 durhamlightinfantry.webs.com, now archived
1st DLI 1937 China durhamlightinfantry.webs.com, now archived

Historical books online