Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson
Page created 1 November 2002. Corrected and updated 18.06.2003
1st Battalion,
70th Regiment of Foot
1756-1881
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.
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Lineage
War service
Overseas service
Home service
 
     
  1756 2nd Battalion, 31st Regiment of Foot
       
     
       
  1758 70th Regiment of Foot
       
     
       
  1881.07.01 2nd Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment
  1881 India: Bengal
  1884 Sudan  
  1885 England: Dover
  1888 Guernsey
  1891 Ireland: Tipperary
  1893 Malta
  1895 England: Dover
  1899 England : ?
  1899.10 South Africa 2 Bde
  1903 India: Lucknow
  1906 Mhow
  1911 Burma: Theyetmyo
  1912 Schwebo
  1914 India: Chaubathia
  1915.01 France and Flanders 28 Div
  1915.11 Salonika
  1919 Ireland: Dublin
  1922 England: Aldershot 2 Bde
  1924 Jersey
  1927 Gibraltar
  1929 England: Catterick
  1933 Shorncliffe
  1937 Shorncliffe MG bn, 4 Div
  1938.08 China: Shanghai
  1940.09 Malaya
  1941.12.19 temporarily amalgamated due to heavy casualties at Singapore with 1st Bn, The Leicestershire Regiment, to form The British Battalion
  1942.05.29 re-formed in UK by redesignation of 11th Battalion
  1942.05 UK 43 Inf Div
  1942.09 UK 77 Inf Div
  1945.01 UK 45 Inf Div
  1944.08 UK 61 Inf Div
  1946 Palestine
  1948? Egypt
  1948.07.12 disbanded (technically "amalgamated" with 1st Battalion)