1st Bn, The East Surrey Regiment: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson, T.F. Mills
Page created 1 March 2001. Corrected and updated 30.03.2005
1st Battalion,
31st Regiment of Foot
1702-1881
1881-1959
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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  1702.03.14 George Villiers' Regiment of Marines
  1702 War of Spanish Succession: Iberia
  1711 England
  1714 converted to infantry of line
  1715 Jacobite rebellion: Scotland
  1716 Ireland
  1739 England
  1742 War of Austrian Succession: Flanders
  1745 England
  1749 Minorca
  1751.07.01 31st Regiment of Foot
  1752 England
  1756 1st Battalion, 31st Regiment of Foot
redesignated on raising of 2nd Battalion
  1756 Scotland
  1758.04.28 31st Regiment of Foot
redesignated on conversion of 2nd Bn as 70th Regiment of Foot
  1763 UK
  1765 West Florida
  1772 West Indies
  1772 St. Vincent: Carib war
  1774 England
  1774 Ireland
  1776.05 Lower Canada: Quebec garrison duty
  1777 American Revolution (flank coys captured at Saratoga)
  1777 Quebec garrison duty
  1783 Quebec  
  1787 England
  1792 Ireland
  1793 West Indies (flank coys)
  1794 Holland
  1795 West Indies
  1797 England
  1799 Helder campaign
  1800 Ireland
  1800.06 at sea
  1800.06.03? French coast: Quiberon Bay
  1800.07. Isle de Houat  
  1800.08 Spanish coast  
  1801? at sea
  1801 Minorca
  1802 England
  1803 Channel Islands: Jersey
  1804 England
  1805.07 1st Battalion, 31st Regiment of Foot
redesignated on raising of 2nd Battalion
  1806 Sicily
  1807.03 Egypt Meade Bde
  1808 Sicily
  1808 Malta
  1810 Sicily
  1811 Malta
  1811 Sicily
  1814 Genoa
  1814 Corsica
  1814 Sicily
  1814.10.24 31st Regiment of Foot
redesignated upon absorbing 2nd Battalion in Sicily
  1815 Naples
  1815 Genoa
  1816 Malta
  1818 England
  1821 Ireland
  1824 England
  1825 India
  1839 Afghanistan
  1840 India
  1845 Sikh war
  1846 England
  1848 Ireland
  1853 Ionian Islands
  1855 Crimea
  1856 Gozo
  1857 Malta
  1857 Gibraltar
  1858 Cape Colony
  1858 India
  1860 China (Opium war)
  1860 China (Taiping rebellion)  
  1863 England
  1866 Ireland
  1867 Malta
  1872 Gibraltar
  1876 England
  1880 Ireland
  1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment
  1881 Ireland: Buttevant
  1882 Gibraltar
  1884.12.22 at sea  
  1884 India: Rhaniket
  <1889> Allahabad
  <1894> Agra
  <1897> Jhansi
  1903 England: Aldershot
  1906 Channel Islands: Jersey
  1908 England: Plymouth
  1910 Ireland: Kinsale
  1912 Dublin
  1914 Curragh
  1914.08 France and Flanders 5 Div
  1917.11 Italy  
  1918.04 France and Flanders
  1918.06 North Russia
  1919 England  
  1919 Ireland: Dublin
  1921 Palestine  
  1922 Egypt
  1923 China: Hong Kong
  1926 India: Rawalpindi
  1928 Garhial
  1931 Lahore
  1935 Fyzabad
  1937 Sudan
  1939.01 England: Colchester
  1939.09 France & Belgium 4 Inf Div, BEF
  1940.06 UK
  1943.03 North Africa (Tunisia) 11 Bde, 78 Inf Div
  1944.01 Italy 11 Bde, 78 Inf Div
  1945.01 Greece  
  1945.05 Greece  
  1948.07.12 amalgamated with 2nd Battalion without change of title
  1949 British Somaliland  
  1950 England: Colchester 19 Bde
  1951 Libya & Egypt  
  1955 Germany: Osnabrück 31 Bde
  1956.04 Osnabrück 12 Bde
  1958.01 UK  
  1958.07 Cyprus  
  1958 Libya  
  1958.09 UK
  1959.10.14 amalgamated with 1st Bn, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), to form 1st Bn, The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment