83rd Regiment of Foot
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The Royal Irish Rifles
- 1793 raised as William Fitch's Regiment of Foot
- 1795 became the 83rd Regiment of Foot
- 1859 became the 83rd (County of Dublin) Regiment of Foot
- 1881 amalgamated with the 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot, to form The Royal Irish Rifles
- 1921 became the Royal Ulster Rifles
- 1947 grouped with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and Royal Irish Fusiliers into the North Irish Brigade
- 1968 amalgamated with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the Royal Irish Fusiliers to form The Royal Irish Rangers (27th (Inniskilling), 83rd and 87th).
- 1991 amalgamated with the Ulster Defence Regiment to form the new The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th and Ulster Defence Regiment).
- Royal Ulster Rifles Wikipedia
- Royal Irish Rangers Wikipedia
- 83rd (County of Dublin) Regiment of Foot including deployments Regiments.org, an archived site.
- Royal Irish Rifles including deployments: 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion Regiments.org, an archived site.
- The Royal Irish [Regiment] Details of Museums and database for the Royal Irish Rifles (83rd and 86th Regiments of Foot), the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (27th and 108th Regiments of Foot), and the Royal Irish Fusiliers (87th and 89th Regiments of Foot). In addition, in time it is intended to include in the database the names of many soldiers who served in what have become known as the Disbanded Irish Regiments, such as the Connaught Rangers, (88th and 94th Regiments of Foot), the Dublin Fusiliers (102th and 103th Regiments of Foot) and the (18th) Royal Irish Regiment.The Leinster Regiment (100th and 109th Regiments of Foot) and the Royal Munster Fusiliers ( 101st and 104th Regiments of Foot) also are part of this category.
- Photograph: Fred Godfrey, by a Meerut photographer, 1905 Daviddb’s photostream on flickr.com. Although labelled a different regiment, the comments underneath the photograph indicate this to be the 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles.
- WWII - Nell Martin by Marty Johnston. secondworldwarni.org. Nell’s husband was in 1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles which was in India in the late 1930s. On return to England there was a four day railway trip Rawalpindi to Bombay, and subsequently the family narrowly escaped being torpedoed.
Historical books online
- Memoirs and Services of the Eighty-Third Regiment, (County of Dublin), from 1793 to 1863; including the campaigns of the regiment in the West Indies, Africa, the Peninsula, Ceylon, Canada and India 1863 Archive.org. Includes Ceylon 1814-1829, page 25 and India 1849-1862, page 39
- Incidents and Anecdotes in the Life of Lieut.-General Sprot Volume 1 1906 Archive.org. He spent 12 years in India, from 1849 page 13
- Memoirs and Services of the Eighty-Third Regiment, County of Dublin from 1793 to 1907 by Brevet Major Edward William Bray and others 1908 Archive.org