70th Regiment of Foot

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Chronology

  • 1758 second battalion of the 31st Regiment of Foot became 70th (Glasgow Lowland) Regiment of Foot
  • 1825 became 70th (The Surrey) Regiment
  • 1881 amalgamated with 31st Regiment of Foot and became 2nd Bn the East Surrey Regiment
  • 1959 amalgamated with Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) to form the The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment.
  • 1966 amalgamated to become 1st Battalion The Queen's Regiment

Service in British India

Also see

Regimental journal

The British Library has the following catalogue references:
Regimental News no. 5-vol. 2. no. 40. August 1920-May 1929.
The Journal of the East Surrey Regiment. vol. 2. no. 41-vol. 3. no. 68. August 1929-May 1936. and [New series.] vol. 1. no. 1-vol. 8. no. 5. November 1936-October 1959. Not published between May 1939 and November 1946.

Also available at the Surrey History Centre, refer below.

External links

Access to Archives catalogue entry for the records at the Surrey History Centre.

Historical books online

  • Historical Record of the Seventieth, or the Surrey Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1758, and of its subsequent services to 1848 by Richard Cannon 1849 Google Books . In 1848, at the end of the book, the Regiment had been ordered to proceed to Bengal