The Royal Norfolk Regiment [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 15 July 2000. Corrected and updated 04.12.2005
The Royal Norfolk Regiment
crest and tie
by A. Melville-Brown
United Kingdom 
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1685.06.19 Henry Cornewall's Regiment of Foot
raised at Gloucester; known until 1751 by the names of twelve other colonels
1751.07.01 9th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 9th (the East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 The Norfolk Regiment
reorganised as the county regiment of Norfolk, encompassing also its Militia and Volunteer infantry [see below]
1935.06.03 The Royal Norfolk Regiment
1959.08.29 amalgamated with The Suffolk Regiment, to form 1st East Anglian Regiment (Royal Norfolk and Suffolk)
History of the 9th (East Norfolk) Regiment [1685-1815], by David Catley.
Brief History of the IXth Foot, by Bob Fry.
The Norfolk Regiment, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
The Norfolk Regiment, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
The Royal Norfolks in the Far East [WW2], by Ron Taylor (Britain at War)
Royal Norfolks in D-Day Landings, by Ron Taylor (Britain at War)
RHQ and Depot:
  ? Depot Battalion [1856-1871]
  31st Brigade Depot at Great Yarmouth [1873-1881]
  9th Regimental District at Norwich [1881-1905]
  G Group, at Colchester [1946-1948]
  East Anglian Brigade, at Bury St. Edmunds [1948-1959]
    1st Battalion [1685-1959]
    2nd Battalion [1799-1802, 1804-1815, 1857-1948]
    3rd Battalion [1799-1802]
Militia and Special Reserve:
  3rd Battalion (West Norfolk Regiment of Militia) [1881-1953]
  4th Battalion (East Norfolk Regiment of Militia) [1881-1908]
Territorials and Volunteers:
  1st Volunteer Battalion [1881-1908]
  2nd Volunteer Battalion [1881-1908]
  3rd Volunteer Battalion [1881-1908]
  4th Volunteer Battalion [1881-1908]
  4th Battalion [1908-1959]
  5th Battalion [1908-1947]
6th (Cyclist) Battalion [1908-1920]
12th (Norfolk Yeomanry) Battalion [1917-1919]
Hostilities-Only Units (First and Second World War, including T.A. duplicates):
2/4th Battalion [1915-1917]
4th (Reserve) Battalion [1915-1919]
2/5th Battalion [1915-1917]
5th (Reserve) Battalion [1915-1916]
2/6th (Cyclist) Battalion [1914-1919]
3/6th (Cyclist) Battalion [1915-1916]
6th Battalion [1939-1947]
7th (Service) Battalion [1914-1919]
7th Battalion (Pioneers) [1939-1947]
8th (Service) Battalion [1914-1918]
8th (Home Defence) Battalion [1939-1941]
9th (Service) Battalion [1914-1919]
9th Battalion [1940-1944]
10th (Reserve) Battalion [1914-1916]
11th Battalion [1917-1917]
12th (Norfolk Yeomanry) Battalion [1917-1919]
13th (Service) Battalion [1919-1919]
30th Battalion [1941-1946]
50th (Holding) Battalion [1940-1940]
70th (Young Soldier) Battalion [1940-1943]
Belleisle, Havannah, Martinique 1794, Rolica, Vimiera, Corunna, Busaco, Salamanca, Vittoria, San Sebastian, Nive, Peninsula, Cabool 1842, Moodkee, Ferozeshah, Sobraon, Sevastopol, Kabul 1879, Afghanistan 1879-80, Paardeberg, South Africa 1900-02

The Great War (20 battalions):  Mons, Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, La Bassée 1914, Ypres 1914 '15 '17 '18, Gravenstafel, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916 '18, Delville Wood, Pozières, Guillemont, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Thiepval, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre 1916 '18, Arras 1917, Vimy 1917, Scarpe 1917, Arleux, Oppy, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Lys, Bailleul, Kemmel, Scherpenberg, Amiens, Hindenburg Line, Épéhy, Canal du Nord, St. Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Selle, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Italy 1917-18, Suvla, Landing at Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915, Egypt 1915-17, Gaza, El Mughar, Nebi Samwil, Jerusalem, Jaffa, Tell 'Asur, Megiddo, Sharon, Palestine 1917-18, Shaiba, Kut al Amara 1915 '17, Ctesiphon, Defence of Kut al Amara, Mesopotamia 1914-18

The Second World War Defence of Escaut, St. Omer-La Bassée, St. Valery-en-Caux, Normandy Landing, Caen, Le Perier Ridge, Brieux Bridgehead, Venraij, Rhineland, Hochwald, Lingen, Brinkum, North-West Europe 1940 '44-45, Johore, Muar, Batu Pahat, Singapore Island, Malaya 1942, Kohima, Aradura, Mandalay, Burma 1944-45

Korea 1951-52

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

1911.01? F.M. HM King George V
1946? F.M. HM King George VI
1685.06.19 Col. Henry Cornewall
1688.11.20 Col. Oliver Nicholas
1688.12.31 Col. John Cunningham
1689.05.01 Gen. William Steuart
1715.07.27 Lt-Gen. Hon. Sir James Campbell of Lawars, KB
1717.02.15 Maj-Gen. Charles(Cathcart), 8th Baron Cathcart
1718.01.07 Col. James Otway
1725.12.25 Brig-Gen. Richard Kane [also Kane's Foot]
1737.01.27 Lt-Gen. William Hargrave
1739.08.28 George Reade
1749.11.01 Maj-Gen. Sir Charles Armand Powlett, KB [also 13th Dgns, 9th Marines]
1751.01.26 Gen. John (Waldegrave), 3rd Earl Waldegrave
1755.03.18 Gen. Sir Joseph (Yorke), 1st Baron Dover, KB
1758.10.23 Lt-Gen. William Whitmore
1771.08.08 Lt-Gen. Edward (Ligonier), 1st Earl Ligonier, KB
1782.06.19 Maj-Gen. Thomas (Twistleton), 13th Baron Saye & Sele
1788.07.05 Lt-Gen. Alexander Leslie
1794.12.31 Gen. Albemarle (Bertie), 9th Earl of Lindsey
1804.06.15 Lt-Gen. Peter Hunter
1805.10.03 Gen. Sir Robert Brownrigg, GCB [also 6th Bn 60th Foot; QMG 1803-11; Gov. & C-in-C Ceylon 1811-15]
1833.05.31 Lt-Gen. Sir John Cameron, KCB
1844.12.07 Lt-Gen. Sir Thomas Arbuthnot, KCB
1848.02.18 Gen. Sir James Archibald Hope, GCB
1871.12.31 Gen. Sir Henry Bates, KCB
1889.10.17 Gen. Sir Arthur Borton, GCB, GCMG
1893.09.08 Gen. Charles Elmhirst, CB
1893.12.15 Gen. Thomas Edmond Knox, CB
1898.05.28 Lt-Gen. Henry James Buchanan, CB
1903.10.08 Gen. Henry Ralph Browne, CB [also Dorsetshire Regt]
1917.12.14 Gen. Sir Edward Peter Strickland, KCB, KBE, CMG, DSO
1946.05.01 Maj-Gen. Horatio Pettus Mackintosh Berney-Ficklin, CB, MC
1947.10.04 Brig. William John O'Brien Daunt, CBE
1951.02.09 Maj-Gen. Eric Charles Hayes, CB
1951.08.26 Brig. Claude John Wilkinson, DSO
Victoria Crosses [Norfolk Regiment], by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
Victoria Crosses [Royal Norfolk Regiment], by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
VCs in the Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
Diary of Frederick Pendall , 1916-1919, by Nigel Pendall.
Anniversaries: Almanza (25 Apr.)
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:

9th Australian Infantry Regiment (Moreton Regiment)

IX Regiment of Foot [American Revolution; New York]
9th (East Norfolk) Regiment [Napoleonic Association; England]
Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum, Norwich (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum, Norwich (Simonides listing)
Regimental Journal:
The Britannia. Norwich
  The Britannia and Castle. {Norwich section excerpts}
Full Histories:
Short Histories:





First World War:


Second World War:

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)