The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) [UK]
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1881.07.01 The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)
organised as the county regiment of King's, Queen's, Longford, Meath, and Westmeath, encompassing its Militia infantry [see below] less Longford Militia and Westmeath Militia assigned to Rifle Brigade, and uniting two regular battalions:
 
1922.07.31 disbanded
pip The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment, by Waterford County Museum.
pip The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment, by Don Dickson.
pip The Leinster Regiment, by The Fame of Tipperary Group.
pip The Leinster Regiment, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
pip The Leinster Regiment, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
     
  RHQ and Depot:
    RHQ:
    100th Regimental District at Birr [1881-1905]
     
  Regulars:
    1st Battalion [1881-1922]
    2nd Battalion [1881-1922]
     
Militia and Special Reserve:
    3rd Battalion (King's County Royal Rifles Regiment of Militia) [1881-1922]
    4th Battalion (Royal Queen's County Rifles Regiment of Militia) [1881-1922]
    5th Battalion (Royal Meath Regiment of Militia) [1881-1922]
     
Territorials and Volunteers:
  [none]
     
Hostilities-Only Units (First World War):
    6th (Service) Battalion [1914-1918]
    7th (Service) Battalion [1914-1918]
     
     
     
[combined battle honours of 100th Regiment, and 109th Regiment, plus:] 

South Africa 1900-02

Great War [7 battalions]:  Aisne 1914, Armentières 1914, Ypres 1915 '17 '18, Gravenstafel, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Somme 1916 '18, Delville Wood, Guillemont, Ginchy, Arras 1917, Vimy 1917, Messines 1917, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, St. Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Rosières, Courtrai, France and Flanders 1914-18, Kosturino, Struma, Macedonia 1915-17, Suvla, Sari Bair, Gallipoli 1915, Gaza, Jerusalem, Tell 'Asur, Megiddo, Nablus, Palestine 1917-18

flag construction sign
   
Badges: The Plume of the Prince of Wales. A Maple Leaf (in each of the four corners of the Regimental Colour).
Uniform: 1881-1922: scarlet; facings: blue
headdress: construction sign
   
   
     
   
1919.07.31 F.M. HM King Edward VIII
1881.07.01 [1st Bn:] Gen. Sir Alexander Hamilton Gordon, KCB
1881.07.01 [2nd Bn:] Gen. Sir Richard Denis Kelly, KCB [also R Irish Regt, Border Regt]
1890.05.20 Gen. Henry Meade Hamilton, CB [also R Munster Fus]
1891.08.26 Gen. Sir Patrick Leonard MacDougall, KCMG [also 2nd West India Regt]
1894.11.29 Lt-Gen. Alastair McIan Macdonald
1910.07.05 Maj-Gen. George Upton Prior
1919.10.13 Maj-Gen. Sir Gerald Farrell Boyd, KCB, CMG, DSO, DCM [to 1922; also E Yorks Regt]
vc Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
 
Motto: construction sign
Nicknames: construction sign
Anniversaries: construction sign
  Freedoms: [none?]
Marches: The Royal Canadian + Come Back to Erin
  Officers' Mess Nights: God Bless the Prince of Wales
  unofficial: The Maple Leaf Forever
Musicians: construction sign
Mascot: construction sign
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
Canada flag 10th Regiment (Royal Grenadiers)
-1922
Canada flag 100th Winnipeg Grenadiers 1914-1922
 
 
swords The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) Regimental Association [re-formed 2003]
   
   
monument [no external sites have been found]
   
   
Regimental Journal:
book The maple leaf. -1922.
Full Histories:
book

Whitton, Frederick Ernest. A history of the Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians), late the 100th Prince of Wales's Royal Canadian Regiment, descended from the 100th Prince Regent's County of Dublin Regiment of Foot disbanded in Canada in 1818; and the 109th Foot formerly The Honourable East India Company's 3rd Bombay European Regiment; to which were added in 1881 as 3rd, 4th and 5th Battalions respectively The King's County Militia, The Queen's County Militia, and The Royal Meath Militia; and the 6th and 7th Service Battalions raised in 1914 on the outbreak of the Great War. Aldershot : Gale & Polden, 1924. [2 v.: I. The old army.--II. The great war and the disbandment of the regiment.]

book Whitton, Frederick Ernest. A history of the Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians), late the 100th Prince of Wales's Royal Canadian Regiment, descended from the 100th Prince Regent's County of Dublin Regiment of Foot disbanded in Canada in 1818; and the 109th Foot formerly The Honourable East India Company's 3rd Bombay European Regiment; to which were added in 1881 as 3rd, 4th and 5th Battalions respectively The King's County Militia, The Queen's County Militia, and The Royal Meath Militia; and the 6th and 7th Service Battalions raised in 1914 on the outbreak of the Great War. [facsim. reprint] County Cork, Ireland : Schull Books, 1924. [2 v.: 1. 1760-1914 -- v. 2. 1914-1922]
Short Histories:
book Whitton, Frederick Ernest. The annals of The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians), late 100th Prince of Wales's Canadian Regiment and the 109th Foot (formerly H.E.I.C. 3rd Bombay European Regiment); amalgamated under the above title in 1881, ordered to be disbanded 1922. Aldershot : Gale & Polden, 1922.

Militia:

book Luttman-Johnson, F. Record of services of the 3rd Battn. the Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) in the South African War, 1900, 1901, 1902. London : Army and Navy Co-Operative Society, 1913.
book Record of the formation, services, marches, etc. of the Fifth Battalion The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians). Dublin : [s.n.], 1882.

First World War:

book Hitchcock, F. C. (Francis Clere). Stand to : a diary of the trenches, 1915-18. London : Hurst & Blackett, 1937. [2nd Battalion]
book Hitchcock, F. C. (Francis Clere). Stand to : a diary of the trenches, 1915-18. [reprint] Norwich, Norfolk : Gliddon Books, 1988. (Great War classics) ISBN: 0947893059
book Hitchcock, F. C. (Francis Clere). Stand to : a diary of the trenches, 1915-18. [reprint] [Dallington, Heathfield] : Naval & Military Press, 1999.