7th Regiment of Foot

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Also known as The Royal Fusiliers


  • 1685 raised as the Ordnance Regiment by Lord Dartmouth
  • 1751 became 7th Regiment of Foot (Royal Fusiliers)
  • 1881 became The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
  • 1968 amalgamated with the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (5th Regiment of Foot), The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers (6th Regiment of Foot) and the Lancashire Fusiliers (20th Regiment of Foot) to form 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Cholera epidemic in 1869

There was a cholera epidemic in the Regiment in 1869 at Saugor, in Central India.[1] The referenced description refers to the book A Soldier’s Experience: ... showing the price of war in blood and treasure ... By one of the Royal Fusiliers,Timothy Gowing. This book is available online, refer Historical Books below.

External links

Historical books online


  1. JillGrey. Cholera at Saugor, 1869 (1) and Cholera at Saugor, 1869 (2) Rootsweb India Mailing List 1 June 2000, now archived.