1st Bn, The Lancashire Fusiliers: Deployments
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson, T.F. Mills
Page created 1 March 2001. Corrected and updated 19.11.2003
1st Battalion,
20th Regiment of Foot
1688-1881
1881-1968
1968-1969
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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  1688.11.20 Sir Richard Peyton's Regiment
raised in Devonshire in service of William III
  1688 England: Glorious Revolution
  1689 Ireland: Jacobite war
  1690 Ireland
  1702 Iberian Peninsula sea service with fleet
  1702 West Indies sea service with fleet
  1704.06 Ireland
  1707.05 Portugal
  1709 Spain
  1713.07 Gibraltar
  1714 Gibraltar
  1727 Gibraltar
  1728.05 Ireland
  1741.05 England
  1742.05 Germany
  1745.11 Scotland: Jacobite rebellion
  1746 Scotland
  1751.07.01 20th Regiment of Foot
  1753 England
  1757 France
  1758.05 Germany
  1763.01 England
  1763.03 Gibraltar
  1769.07 England
  1774.07 Ireland
  1776.04 Canada
  1777 American Revolution captured at Saratoga and interned
  1781.09 England
  1783.09 Ireland
  1789.06 Nova Scotia
  1792.06 Jamaica
  1793 Santo Domingo
  Jamaica: Maroon War
  1796.03 England
  1799 1st Battalion, 20th Regiment of Foot
redesignated on formation of
2nd Battalion
  1799.08 Flanders
1799.10 Ireland (or England?)
  1800 France
  1800.06 Minorca
  1801.06 Egypt
  1801.12 Malta
  1802 20th Regiment of Foot
redesignated on disbandment of 2nd Battalion (personnel to 1st Battalion)
  1805.10 Italy: Maida
  1806 Sicily  
  1808.01 England
  1808.07 Portugal
  1808 Peninsular War
  1809.01 England
  1809.07 Holland: Walcheren expedition
  1809.09 England  
  1810.06 Ireland
  1812.10 Portugal
  1812 Peninsular War
  1814.06 Ireland
  1819.03 St. Helena guard for Napoleon; 12 men of Grenadier Coy carried his coffin to the grave May 1821
  1822.04 India
  1837.05 England
  1838.06.28 London: public duties at Westminster for coronation of Victoria
  1838.06 Colours presented at Tower of London by Duke of Wellington
  1840.06 Ireland
  1841.09 Bermuda
  1847.04 Nova Scotia
  1847 Canada
  1853.06 England
  1854.07 Crimea Cathcart's Div
  1856.07 England
  1857.08 Indian Mutiny
  1858.03.26 1st Battalion, 20th Regiment of Foot
redesignated on formation of
2nd Battalion
  1859 India
  1867.03 England
  1869.12 Ireland
  1873.03 Bermuda
  1876.11 Nova Scotia
  1878.11 Cyprus
  1880 Malta
  1881.01 Ireland: Cork
  1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers
  1883 Fermoy
  1885.09 England: Chatham
  1888 Manchester
1889.02 Scotland: ?  
  1891.04 Ireland: Belfast
  1893 Curragh
  1896 Athlone
  1897 England: Preston
  1899 Malta
  1899 Crete
  1902 Gibraltar
  1905 Malta
  1907 India: Chakratta
  1911 Mooltan
  1914 Karachi
  1915.01 Karachi 29 Div
  1915.04 Gallipoli
  1916.03 France and Flanders
  1919 Ireland: Dublin
  1923 England: Tidworth
  1925 England: Dover
  1927 Egypt
  1929 Gibraltar
  1930 England: Catterick
  1933 England: Colchester
  1936 Shanghai
  1938.11 India:Quetta
  1939 Quetta
  1942.08 Burma
  1944.10 India
  1947 Austria
  1948 UK depot  
  1948.12.18 amalgamated with 2nd Battalion without change of title
  1950 Egypt  
  1951 UK  
  1952.10 Kenya  
  1953.08 Trieste  
  1954 Germany: Iserlohn 5 Brigade
  1958.02 Cyprus  
  1960 Germany: Osnabrück 12 Brigade
  1963 UK ?  
  1965 West Indies  
  1966 England: Aldershot  
  1968.04.23 4th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
redesignated upon formation of "large" regiment from Fusilier Brigade
  1968 England: Aldershot  
  1969.11.01 disbanded