1st Bn, The Manchester Regiment: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson
Page created 1 July 2002. Corrected and updated 03.06.2003
2nd Battalion,
8th Regiment of Foot
1756-1758
1st Battalion,
63rd Regiment of Foot
1758-1881
1881-1958
United Kingdom  
Note:This is a battalion history of the Regular Army. See the main regimental page for full lineage and other information.
Colour Key
Lineage
War service
Overseas service
Home service
 
     
  1756 2nd Battalion, 8th (The King's) Regiment of Foot
     
  1758 63rd Regiment of Foot
       
     
       
  1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Manchester Regiment
  1881 India
  1882 Egypt
  1883 England: Shorncliffe
  <1883.08> London: Tower of London  
  1883.09 Warley  
  1888 Ireland: Tipperary
  1891 Kinsale
  1893 Limerick
  1894 England: Aldershot
  1897 Gibraltar
  1899.06 Natal
  1899 South Africa
  1903 Singapore
  1904 India: Sitapur
  1906 Secunderabad
  1909 Kemptee
  1911 Jullunder
  1914.10 Lahore Division/BEF
  1916.01 Mesopotamia
  1918.06 Palestine
  1919 England: Aldershot
  1920 Ireland: Ballincolig
  1922 Channel Islands
  1923 Germany Army of Occupation
  1927 England: Shorncliffe
  1931 Gosport
  1933 West Indies
  1935 England: Catterick
  1936 Egypt/Palestine
  1938 Singapore MG bn
  1939 Singapore
  1942.02.15 captured by the Japanese in Malaya
  1942.05.05 re-formed in UK by redesignation of 6th Battalion
  1942 UK 55 Div
  1944 NW Europe
  1945 Germany
  1947 UK
  1948.04.05 amalgamated with 2nd Battalion without change of title
  1948 Germany 2 Div, BAOR
  1951 Malaya  
  1954 Germany: Wuppertal  
  1956.04 Germany: Wuppertal 11 Bde
  1958.09.01 amalgamated with 1st Bn, The King's Regiment (Liverpool), to form 1st Bn, The King's Regiment (Manchester and Liverpool)