69th Regiment of Foot
- 1758 2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment of Foot redesignated as the 69th Regiment of Foot
- 1782 renamed the 69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot
- 1881 amalgamated with the 41st (The Welsh) Regiment of Foot to become 2nd Battalion The Welch Regiment
- 1969 amalgamated with The South Wales Borderers to form The Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot)
- 2006 amalgamated with The Royal Welch Fusiliers to form 2nd Battalion, The Royal Welsh (The Royal Regiment of Wales)
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History in India
This section is a very brief history of HM 69th Regiment of Foot (South Lincolnshire Regiment), focussing entirely on its time in India.
1806 The 69th Regiment were the victims of India's first Mutiny at Vellore in southern India.
1815-1826 The Muster Rolls show the 69th Regiment of Foot being committed to the Pindari Campaign for 11 years. However, the Pindari Campaign or 3rd Maratha War only lasted in its fiercest form from 1817 to 1818.
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
- 69th Regiment of Foot Wikipedia
- The Welch Regiment Wikipedia
- 69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot including deployments Regiments.org, an archived website.
- The Welch Regiment including deployments: 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion Regiments.org, an archived website.
- The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon). Covers 23rd, 24th, 41st and 69th Regiments of Foot.
- Firing Line: Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier covers 1st Dragoon Guards, 2nd Dragoon Guards or The Queen’s Bays, 23rd, 24th , 41st and 69th Regiments of Foot.
- Black Soldiers in Northamptonshire Regiments of the British Army wellingboroughrec.org.uk, now archived. William Damerun, a Eurasian enlisted at age 7 and served in the 74th Foot 24/09/1800-27/09/1805 (under age), the 94th Foot, period not noted, but under age, the 69th Foot 25/09/1807-19/07/1824, the 48th Foot 20/07/1824-31/07/1834, and the 55th Foot, 01/07/1834-30/11/1837 when he was discharged on medical grounds. He was a musician by trade. His brother James joined the 69th Foot 01/08/1808 as a drummer, aged 7 or 8, served in the same regiments and was discharged on medical grounds 30/11/1842
- Soldiers Three, Landi Kotal, 1935. karkeeweb.com. Describes the filming of footage for a never released movie based on a Kipling short story, with the majority of the shots, including the climactic battle scenes, filmed at Landi Kotal, involving 2nd Battalion, The Welch Regiment. Refers to an article "'Soldiers Three': the ‘lost’ Gaumont British imperial epic" by Jeffrey Richards in the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Volume 15, Issue 1, 1995, first page, and to a book by the director's wife Thirty Thousand Miles for the Films. The story of the filming of “Soldiers Three” and “Rhodes of Africa” by Natalie Barkas 1937, which is available at the British Library, UIN: BLL01000200647, and also BLL01007543560 . Review of the book The Spectator 2 October 1937, page 34.
Historical books online
- "H M 69th Regiment of Foot" page 338 Reports on mountain and marine sanitaria; medical and statistical observations on civil stations and military cantonments, jails - dispensaries - regiments - barracks, &c. within the Presidency of Madras, the Straits of Malacca, the Andaman Islands, and British Burmah from January 1858 to January 1862 by Inspector General of Hospitals Duncan Macpherson. 1862 Archive.org. Part of the series Selections from the Records of the Madras Government. The medical experience of the Regiment at Tonghoo, Burma.