85th, or The King's Regiment of Light Infantry (Bucks Volunteers) [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 20 July 2000. Corrected and updated 20.05.2003
 
 
85th, or The King's Regiment of Light Infantry (Bucks Volunteers)
 
United Kingdom 
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1793.11.18 85th Regiment of Foot
1802 85th (Bucks Volunteers) Regiment of Foot
absorbed Bucks Volunteers [formed 1798]
1808 85th (Bucks Volunteers) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry)
1821.04.11 85th (or The Duke of York's Own) Regiment of Light Infantry (Bucks Volunteers)
1827.08.27 85th, or The King's Regiment of Light Infantry (Bucks Volunteers)
1881.07.01 united with 53rd (Shropshire) Regiment of Foot to become 
2nd Bn, The King's Light Infantry (Shropshire Regiment)
85th Foot Timeline, by Michael S.Young (LightInfantry.org)
     
  2nd Battalion [1800-1802]
     
Fuentes d'Onor, Nive, Peninsula, Bladensburg, Afghanistan 1879-80
   
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1794.03.01 F.M. Sir George Nugent, Bt., GCB
1805.12.27 Lt-Gen. Sir Charles Ross, Bt.
1806.10.30 Gen. Sir Charles Asgill, Bt., GCH
1807.02.25 Gen. Thomas Slaughter Stanwix
1815.11.27 Gen. Sir James Willoughby Gordon, Bt., GCB, GCH
1823.04.23 Lt-Gen. Sir Herbert Taylor, GCB, GCH
1839.04.09 Lt-Gen. Sir William Thornton, KCB
1840.04.04 F.M. Sir John Forster Fitzgerald, GCB
1843.11.21 Lt-Gen. Sir Thomas Pearson, KCB, KCH
1847.06.01 Gen. Sir John Wright Guise, Bt., GCB
1865.04.02 Gen. Frederick Maunsell
1875.10.19 Lt-Gen. George Campbell, CB
1876.12.23 Gen. Arnold Charles Errington
1879.09.27 Lt-Gen. Percy Hill, CB
1880.04.25 Gen. Sir Henry Percival de Bathe, Bt.

Major George Hill 1758-1809, by Edward Crawford.
 
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  slow: The Daughter of the Regiment (Donizetti)
Musicians:
  • Band History, by Gordon Turner and Alwyn W. Turner (Droit Music Ltd)
  • Bandmasters, by Gordon Turner and Alwyn W. Turner (Droit Music Ltd)
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The Shropshire Regimental Museum, Shrewsbury (Army listing)
Shropshire Regimental Museum, by Henrik Teller (Simonides listing).
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