2nd Bn, The Suffolk Regiment: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson
Page created 1 July 2002. Corrected and updated 17.11.2002
Reserve Battalion,
12th Regiment of Foot
1843-1858
2nd Battalion,
12th Regiment of Foot
1858-1881
2nd Battalion,
The Suffolk Regiment
1881-1948
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
 
     
  1811 2nd Battalion, 12th (the East Suffolk) Regiment of Foot
raised in Mauritius
       
     
       
  1818.01.16 disbanded
  1842.04 Reserve Battalion, 12th (the East Suffolk) Regiment of Foot
raised at Sunderland by separation of four companies of 1st Battalion
1842 England: Sunderland  
  South Africa  
  Mauritius  
  1851 Cape Colony  
  1852.02.24 Birkenhead incident  
  1852 Kaffir War  
  1853 Cape Colony  
  1858.01.08 2nd Battalion, 12th (the East Suffolk) Regiment of Foot
expanded to full battalion establishment
  1858 England  
  1864 India  
  1877 England  
  1880 Jersey  
  1881.07.01 2nd Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment
  1881 Jersey
  1882 Ireland: Cork
  1888 England: Aldershot
  1889 Egypt
  1891 India: Madras
  1894 Secunderabad
  1895 Burma: Rangoon
  1898 India: Quetta
  1902 Karachi
  1904 Madras
  1906 Aden
  1907 England: Parkhurst
  1910 England: Aldershot
  1913 Ireland: Curragh
  1914.08 France and Flanders 5 Div
  1914.09 France and Flanders 3 Div
  1919 Ireland: Curragh
  1923 England: Colchester 11 Bde
  1927 Gibraltar
  1927 China
  1929.01 India: Secunderabad
  1930 Trimulgherry
  1933 Madras
  1936 Mhow
  1937 Bombay
  1939 Razmak
  1943.07 Burma
  1944.09 Burma LofC
  1945 India
  1947 UK
  1948.08.25 amalgamated with 1st Battalion