1st Bn, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson, T.F. Mills
Page created 1 March 2001. Corrected and updated 11.06.2003
1st Battalion,
32nd Regiment of Foot
1702-1881
1881-1959
United Kingdom  
Note:This is a battalion history of the Regular Army. See the main regimental page for full lineage and other information.
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  1702 Edward Fox's Regiment of Foot
       
     
       
  1751 32nd Regiment of Foot
       
     
       
1810 Ireland: Fermoy, Cork  
1813 Spain
  1814 France: Bordeaux
  1814 Ireland: Middleton, Fermoy, Cork
  1815 Netherlands Kempt Bde, 5 Div
  1815 France: Paris
  1816 Channel Islands: Sheernes
  1816 England: Portsmouth
1817 Ionian Islands  
  1825 England: Devonport  
  1826 Plymouth Citadel  
  1827 Ireland: Parsontown, Limerick.  
  1828 Kilkenny  
  1829 Dublin  
1830 Lower Canada: Quebec (det. Montreal?)  
  1837 St. Denis  
  1838 Montreal  
  1839 Upper Canada: Fort Henry (Kingston)  
  1839 York (Toronto)  
  1840 Lower Canada: Montreal  
  1841 England  
  1845 Ireland  
  1846 India  
  1848 Punjab: Sikh War  
  1849 India  
  1852 Yusufzai expeditions  
  1853 India  
  1857 Indian Mutiny  
  1859 England  
  1863 Ireland  
  1865 Gibraltar  
  1866 Mauritius  
  South Africa  
  1877 England  
  1879 Jersey  
  1880 England  
  1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
  1881 England: Aldershot
  1883 Ireland: Dublin
  1885 Malta
  1888 India: Bellary
  1891 Burma
  1893 India-??
  <1897> Lucknow
  1897 Tirah Campaign
  1900? Ceylon guarding South African prisoners
  1902 South Africa
  1906 England: Tidworth
  1907 Woolwich
  1909 Gravesend
  1911 England: Tidworth
  1913 Ireland: Curragh
  1914.08 France and Flanders 5 Div
  1917.11 Italy
  1918.04 France and Flanders
  1919 Ireland: Finner
  1921 Ballykinlar
  1922.04 India: Lucknow
  1926 Lebong
  1930 Bareilly
  1935 Dinapore
  1938.01 Lahore
  1939 Lahore
  1941.12 Iraq
  1941 Egypt
  1942 Libya
  1942.08.29 disbanded (personnel 1st Bn, The King's Own Royal Regiment) to due to heavy casualties at Tobruk, less cadre sent to UK
  1942.12 reconstituted in UK by redesignation of 6th Battalion
  1942 UK 25 Inf Bde
  1944.07 UK 55 Inf Div
  1945 UK
  1946 Palestine: Haifa  
  1947 Cyprus  
  1948 British Somaliland: Hargeisa  
  1949 Mogadishu  
  1950 England: Bordon  
  1950.06.09 amalgamated at Bordon with 2nd Battalion without change of title
  1951 England: Bulford  
  1951 Germany: Wuppertal 61 Bde
  1953 England: Plymouth  
  1953.10 Bermuda last battalion to leave Bermuda
  1956 Germany: Osnabrück  
  1957.09 Germany: Osnabrück 21 Bde
  1958.04 ?  
  1959.10.06 amalgamated with 1st Bn, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's), to form 1st Bn, The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry