1st Bn, The Suffolk Regiment: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson
Page created 1 July 2002. Corrected and updated 29.11.2002
1st Battalion,
12th Regiment of Foot
1685-1881
1st Battalion,
The Suffolk Regiment
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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Lineage
War service
Overseas service
Home service
 
     
  1685 The Duke of Norfolk's Regiment of Foot
       
     
       
  1751.07.01 12th Regiment of Foot
       
     
       
  1779 Gibraltar
  1782.08 12th (the East Suffolk) Regiment of Foot
1783 England:
1784 England: Windsor  
1785 Chatham  
1786 Tynemouth  
1788 England: Plymouth  
  1788 Guernsey & Jersey
1790.06 England: Portsmouth served as marines
  1790.12 Ireland:  
1792 Kinsale
1793 Ireland: Dublin  
1794 Drogheda  
  1793 West Indies (flank coys)
  1794 Flanders (bn coys)
  1794 Germany (bn coys)
1794 England: Nutshalling (all coys reunited)
1794 Warwich  
  1795.09 Isle d'Yeu
1795.12 England: Southampton
  1796 India
  1799 Mysore
  1800 India
  1809 Travancore
  1810 Bourbon
  1810 Mauritius
  1811 1st Battalion, 12th (the East Suffolk) Regiment of Foot
redesignated on formation of 2nd Battalion
  1813 Bourbon  
  1815 Mauritius  
  1817 Ireland  
  1818.01.16 12th (the East Suffolk) Regiment of Foot
redesignated on disbandment of 2nd Battalion
  1820 England  
  1821 Jersey & Guernsey  
  1823 England  
  1823 Gibraltar  
  1834 England  
  1835 Ireland  
  1837 Mauritius  
1842.04 1st Battalion, 12th (the East Suffolk) Regiment of Foot
redesignated on formation of Reserve Battalion
  1847 England  
  1852 Ireland  
  1854 Australia  
  1860 New Zealand  
  1867 England  
  1872 Ireland  
  1876 India  
  1878 Afghanistan  
  1880 India  
  1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment
  1881 Bengal
  <1885> Roorkee
  <1888> Hazara
  <1892> Jhansi
  1892 England: Colchester
  <1897> England: Aldershot
  <1899> England: Dover
  1899.11 South Africa
  1902 England: Colchester
  1904 Woolwich
  1907 Malta
  1911 Egypt
  1914 Sudan
  1915.01 France and Flanders 28 Div
  1915.11 Salonika
  1919 India: Madras/Jubbulpore
  1924 Gibraltar
  1927 England: Bury St Edmunds
  1931 Blackdown 6 Bde
  1935 England: Plymouth 8 Bde
  1937.11 Malta
  1939.07 England: Plymouth 8 Bde
  1939.09 France & Belgium 3 Inf Div, BEF
  1940.06 UK
  1944.06 NW Europe
  1945 Palestine
  1947 Egypt ?
  1948.08.25 amalgamated with 2nd Battalion without change of title
  1949.07 Malaya  
  1953.01 Trieste  
  1954 UK  
  1955.09 Cyprus  
  1959? UK
  1959.08.29 amalgamated with 1st Bn, The Royal Norfolk Regiment, to form
1st East Anglian Regiment (Royal Norfolk and Suffolk)