The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 15 July 2000. Corrected and updated 04.12.2005
 
The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment
crest and tie
by A. Melville-Brown
United Kingdom 
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How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
 
1685.06.20 The Earl of Bath's Regiment
raised from eleven independent coys in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and the Plymouth Garrison (one coy); known until 1751 by the names of eight other colonels
1747 ranked as 10th Foot
1751.07.01 10th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 10th (the North Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 The Lincolnshire Regiment
reorganised as the county regiment of Lincolnshire, encompassing also its Militia and Volunteer infantry [see below]
1946.11.28 The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment
1960.06.01 amalgamated with The Northamptonshire Regiment, to form 2nd East Anglian Regiment (Duchess of Gloucester's Own Royal Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire)
The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment (10th Foot), by John Benson.
The History of the 10th Foot, by Shaun Timberlake.
History of the Old Corps, by Paul O'Shaughnessy (10th Regiment re-enactment)
The Lincolnshire Regiment, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
The Lincolnshire Regiment, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
     
RHQ and Depot:
  ? Depot Battalion [1856-1871]
  30th Brigade Depot at Lincoln [1873-1881]
  10th Regimental District at Lincoln [1881-1905]
 
  F Group, at Strensall [1946-1948]
  Forester Brigade, at Warwick [1948-1958]
  East Anglian Brigade at Bury St. Edmunds [1958-1960]
     
  Regulars:
    1st Battalion [1685-1960]
    2nd Battalion [1804-1816, 1858-1948]
   
     
Militia and Special Reserve:
  3rd Battalion (North Lincolnshire Regiment of Militia) [1881-1953]
  4th Battalion (South Lincolnshire Regiment of Militia) [1881-1908]
   
Territorials and Volunteers:
  1st Volunteer Battalion [1881-1908]
  2nd Volunteer Battalion [1881-1908]
  3rd Volunteer Battalion [1881-1908]
  4th Battalion [1908-1950]
  4th/6th Battalion [1950-1960]
  5th Battalion [1908-1936]
   
Hostilities-Only Units (First and Second World War, including T.A. duplicates):
  2/4th Battalion [1914-1918]
  4th (Reserve) Battalion [1915-1919]
  2/5th Battalion [1915-1918]
  5th (Reserve) Battalion [1915-1916]
  6th (Service) Battalion [1914-1919]
  6th Battalion [1939-1950]
  7th (Service) Battalion [1914-1919]
  7th Battalion [1940-1941]
  8th (Service) Battalion [1914-1919]
  8th Battalion [1940-1942]
  9th (Reserve) Battalion [1914-1916]
  10th (Grimsby) (Service) Battalion [1914-1919]
  11th (Reserve) Battalion [1915-1916]
  12th (Labour) Battalion [1916-1916]
  13th Battalion [1917-1917]
  50th (Holding) Battalion [1940-1940]
  1st Garrison Battalion [1915-1920]
  2nd (Home Service) Garrison Battalion [1916-1917]
   
   
Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malpaquet, [Egypt]1, Peninsula, Sobraon, Mooltan, Goojerat, Punjaub, Lucknow, Atbara, Khartoum, Paardeberg, South Africa 1900-02

The Great War (19 battalions)Mons, Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914 '18, La Bassée 1914, Messines 1914 '17 '18, Armentières 1914, Ypres 1914 '15 '17, Nonne Bosschen, Neuve Chapelle, Gravenstafel, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Aubers, Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916 '18, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Pozières, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Thiepval, Ancre 1916 '18, Arras 1917 '18, Scarpe 1917 '18, Arleux, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Lys, Estaires, Bailleul, Kemmel, Amiens, Drocourt Quéant, Hindenburg Line, Épéhy, Canal du Nord, St. Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Selle, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Suvla, Landing at Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915, Egypt 1916

The Second World War Vist, Norway 1940, Dunkirk 1940, Normandy Landing, Cambes, Fontenay le Pesnil, Defence of Rauray, Caen, Orne, Bourguébus Ridge, Troarn, Nederrijn, Le Havre, Antwerp-Turnhout Canal, Venraij, Venlo Pocket, Rhineland, Hochwald, Lingen, Bremen, Arnhem 1945, North-West Europe 1940 '44-45, Sedjenane I, Mine de Sedjenane, Argoub Selah, North Africa 1943, Salerno, Vietri Pass, Capture of Naples, Cava di Terreni, Volturno Crossing, Garigliano Crossing, Monte Tuga, Gothic Line, Monte Gridolfo, Gemmano Ridge, Lamone Crossing, San Marino, Italy 1943-45, Donbaik, Point 201 (Arakan), North Arakan, Buthidaung, Ngakyedauk Pass, Ramree, Burma 1943-45

4th, 5th Battalions:  South Africa 1900-02

1.  the Sphinx badge superscribed "Egypt".


The Colours [18th century reproduction], by Paul O'Shaughnessy.
   
Badges:
Uniform: scarlet; facings: yellow (to 1881), white (1881-1946), blue (1946-1960)
   
   
     
   
1888.11.11 F.M. HSH Prince William Augustus Edward of Saxe-Weimar, KP, GCB, GCVO
1685.06.20 Col. John (Granville), 1st Earl of Bath
1688.12.08 Col. Sir Charles Carney
1688.12.31 Col. John (Granville), 1st Earl of Bath [reappointed]
1693.10.29 Lt-Gen. Sir Beville Granville [Gov. Barbados, 1793-07]
1703.01.15 Lt-Gen. William (North), 6th Baron North & Grey
1715.06.23 Lt-Gen. Henry Grove
1737.07.27 Lt-Gen. Francis Columbine
1746.12.22 F.M. James (O'Hara), 2nd Baron Tyrawley (Lord Kilmaine)
[also 3 Tp HG, 2 Tp HGG, 5th Horse, 3rd Dgns, 14th Dgns, Coldstream Gds, 7th Foot; Gov. Minorca 1753, Gov. Gibraltar 1756-57]
1749.08.10 Lt-Gen. Edward Pole
1763.01.14 Lt-Gen. Edward Sandford [also 26th Foot, 52nd Foot, 66th Foot]
1781.10.10 Lt-Gen. Sir Robert Murray Keith, KB [also 87th Hldrs]
1795.06.23 Gen. Hon. Henry Edward Fox [also 131st Foot]
1811.07.19 Lt-Gen. Sir Thomas Maitland, GCB, GCH [also 4th West India Regt]
1824.01.18 Gen. Sir John Lambert, GCB
1847.09.28 Gen. Sir Thomas McMahon, Bt, GCB [also 94th Foot; C-in-C Bombay 1839-47]
1860.04.11 Lt-Gen. Thomas Burke
1863.02.05 Lt-Gen. Sir Sidney John Cotton, GCB [Gov. R Hospital, 1872-74]
1874.02.20 Lt-Gen. Sir John Garvock, GCB [also 89th Foot]
1878.11.11 F.M. HSH Prince William Augustus Edward of Saxe-Weimar, KP, GCB, GCVO
1888.11.11 Gen. Sir Henry Errington Longden, KCB, CSI [also Hampshire Regt]
1890.01.30 Gen. Reginald Yonge Shipley, CB
1890.11.29 Gen. Sir Julius Richard Glyn, KCB [also Col. Cmdt. 2nd Rifle Bde]
1903.07.29 Lt-Gen. George Hyde Page
1908.01.09 Lt-Gen. Henry Fanshawe Davies
1914.05.10 Maj-Gen. Charles Rudyerd Simpson, CB [also Lincoln Regt, Lincoln & Welland Regt]
1938.06.03 Maj-Gen. John Hedley Thornton Priestman, CB, CBE, DSO, MC
1948.06.03 Maj-Gen. John Arnold Atkinson Griffin, DSO
1958.10.05 Brig. Ralph Henry Lefroy Oulton, CBE [continued 1960 in 2nd East Anglian Regt]
Victoria Crosses [10th Regiment], by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
Victoria Crosses [Lincolnshire Regt], by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
VCs in the Royal Lincolnshire Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
 
Motto:
Nicknames:
Anniversaries: Sobraon (10 Feb.)
Freedoms:
Marches: quick: The Lincolnshire Poacher
  slow: [none]
Musicians:
Mascot:
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:

19th Lincoln Regiment

1912-1936
  1936-1960
-1960
-1960
10th Regiment of Foot [American Revolution; Massachusetts]
   
Royal Lincolnshire Regiment Collection, Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Lincoln (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Lincoln (Simonides listing)
 
Regimental Journal
The North Lincoln Sphinx : v. 1 (no. 1-14); Jan. 1860-Dec. 1862.
The Imps. [to 1960]
Full Histories
Kehoe, Vincent J-R. A military guide : the 10th Regiment of Foot of 1775. 2nd ed., with considerable alterations. Somis, Calif. : RCMA, 1992.
Cannon, Richard. Historical record of the Tenth, or the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1685, and of its subsequent services to 1847. London : Parker, Furnivall and Parker, 1847.
Lee, Albert. The history of the Tenth Foot (the Lincolnshire Regiment). Aldershot : Pub. for the Regimental Committee by Gale & Polden, 1911.
Gates, Lionel Chasemore. The history of the Tenth Foot, 1919- 1950. Aldershot : Gale & Polden, 1953.
Moore, Geoffrey. The last decade : the Tenth Foot Royal Lincolnshire Regiment 1950-1960. Huntingdon : G. Moore, 1981. ISBN: 0950636088 (pbk)
Nalson, David. The Poacher : the history of The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, 1685-1960. Lincoln: Lincolnshire Regimental Association, 2003. ISBN 0954653912
Benson, John. The Lincolns : the 10th Foot 1685-1960 in pictures. Boston : Richard Kay, 2003. ISBN 1902882555 {full text}
 
Short Histories

A short history of the Lincolnshire Regiment (The 10th Foot). Aldershot : Gale & Polden, 1926.

A short history of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment (The 10th Foot). Goslar [W. Germany] : H. Winkelhagen, 1954.
1st Battalion (X Foot) The Lincolnshire Regiment, London, Wellington Barracks, 14th August to 19th September 1929. Aldershot : Gale & Polden, 1929.
Second Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment, on special service in Malta and Palestine, 19th September 1935-20th December 1936. [s.l.] : NAAFI, 1937.
The History of the Second Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment in North-West Europe, Hermanville-sur-Mer 6 June 1944 to Lengerich 8 May 1945. [Germany : s.n., 1946?]
The Lincolnshire Regiment X Foot : 250 Anniversaries, 1685-1935. [Hong Kong : Ye Olde Printerie, 1935]
 
Militia
Fane, W.V.R. Annals of the 3rd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, formerly the Royal North Lincoln Militia, 1759-1901. Lincoln : James Williamson, 1901.
 
Territorials and Volunteers
The Orderly book of Captain Daniel Hebb's Company in the Loveden Volunteers (Lincolnshire), 1803-8. Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, v. 4 (1925), p. 149-161.
Sandall, T. E. A history of the 5th Batt., the Lincolnshire Regiment. Oxford : B. Blackwell, 1922.
  see also 4th Battalion
 
First World War
Simpson, Charles Rudyerd. The history of the Lincolnshire Regiment, 1914-1918. London : Medici Society, 1931.
Chapman, Peter. Grimsby's own : the story of the Chums. Grimsby : Beverley : Grimsby Evening Telegraph ; Hutton Press, 1991. ISBN: 187216725X (pbk) [10th Battalion]
8th (S.) Battalion, Lincolnshire Battalion, 1914-1919. Aldershot : Gale & Polden, 1919.
Jamie, J. P. W. The 177th Brigade, 1914-1918. Leicester : W. Thornley & Sons, 1931. [2/4th, 2/5th Battalions]
Second World War
The History of the First Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment in India, Arakan, Burma and Sumatra, September 1939 to October 1946. [s.l. : s.n., 1949] Compiled from accounts supplied by Lt. Col. C.A.C. Sinker and Lt. Col. D.P. St. C. Rossier.
The history of the Sixth Battalion, the Lincolnshire Regiment. Leoben, Austria : Lincolns Unit Printers, 1946.
The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, Roll of Honour, 1939-45. [s.l. : s.n., ca. 1950]
   
Manuscripts and Archives:
Orderly Books of the Crown Forces in America 1775-1784, compiled by John K. Robertson, Don Hagist, Todd Braisted, and Don Londahl-Smidt (RevWar'75)