Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson
Page created 1 July 2002. Corrected and updated 06.06.2003
2nd Battalion,
8th Regiment of Foot
1804-1815, 1857-1881
2nd Battalion,
The King's 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.
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  1804 2nd Battalion, 8th (The King's) Regiment of Foot
       
     
       
  1815 disbanded
  1857.07.23 2nd Battalion, 8th (The King's) Regiment of Foot
re-formed in Ireland
1857 Ireland  
  1858 Gibraltar  
  1863 Malta  
1868 England: Portsmouth & Plymouth
  1868 Aldershot
  1869 Liverpool
  1869 Bury
  1870 Manchester
  1870 Bury St. Edmunds
  1872 Manchester & Preston
  1873 Ireland:
  1876 England: Portsmouth
  1876 Aldershot  
  1877 Windsor
  1877 Portsmouth
  1877 India  
  1878 Afghanistan  
  1880 India  
  1881.07.01 2nd Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
  1881 Bengal
  <1885> Rhaniket
  1885 Calcutta
1885 Burma
1887 India
  <1889> Fyzabad
  <1892> Aden
  <1894> England: Manchester
  <1897> England: Colchester
  1897 Ireland: Belfast
  1898 Enniskillen
  1901 Limerick
  1904 England: Farnborough
  1906 Woking
  1908 India: Lahore
  1913 Peshawar
  1914.08 NW Frontier
  1919 Afghanistan
  1919 Sudan
  1921.01.01 2nd Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
  1922.01 Hong Kong
  1923 India: Chakratta
  1925 Iraq
  1927 England: Lichfield
  1929 York 15 Bde
  1931 England: Aldershot 5 Bde
  1935 Devonport 8 Bde
  1938 Gibraltar
  1939 Gibraltar  
  1943 Egypt  
  1943.12 Tunisia 4 Inf Div
  1944.01 Italy
  1945.01 Greece
  1946 Cyprus
  1948 UK
  1948.09.06 disbanded (technically "amalgamated" with 1st Battalion)