2nd Bn, The Essex Regiment: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson
Page created 1 July 2002. Corrected and updated 05.12.2002
1st Battalion,
56th Regiment of Foot
1755-1881
2nd Battalion,
The Essex 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
 
     
  1755.12.28 58th Regiment of Foot
       
     
       
  1757 56th Regiment of Foot
       
     
       
  1881.07.01 2nd Battalion, The Essex Regiment
  1881 England: Aldershot
  1882 Gibraltar
  1884 Egypt  
  1885 Sudan  
  1887 Malta
  1889 Cyprus
  1892 India: Rhaniket
  1895 Lucknow
  1897 Burma: Schwebo
  1901.12 South Africa
  1902 England: Warley
  1904 Malta
  1907 Ireland: Dublin
  1909 Curragh
  1912 Bordon
  1914 England: Chatham
  1914.08 France and Flanders 4 Div
  1915.11 France and Flanders 36 Div
  1916.02 France and Flanders 4 Div
  1919 Malta
  1920 Turkey Army of Occupation
  1922 India: Ambala
  1927 Landi Kotal
  1929 Nowshera
  1931 Nasirabad
  1933 Bombay
  1935 Sudan
  1936 England: Warley
  1939 UK
  1940.06 UK 2 Inf Div
  1944.08 NW Europe 49 Inf Div
  1945 Germany
  1947 UK
  1948.11.03 amalgamated at Colchester with 1st Battalion