The Kent Regiment [Canada]
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Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills, James R. Purdy
Page created 1 August 2000. Corrected and updated 08.06.2005

The Kent Regiment

Ontario, Canada  
  Titles & Lineage
  History & War Service
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards and Guidons

  Badges and Uniforms

  Honorary Colonels

Note: This is a battalion history of the part-time Reserves, which are normally liable for full-time active service only in an emergency
How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
  Titles and Lineage
1793 The Regiment of Kent
formed in Sedentary Militia upon reorganisation of Upper Canada into counties
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1862.12.26 Volunteer Militia Infantry Company of Chatham
first volunteer militia company raised in Kent County
1866.09.14 24th Kent Battalion of Infantry
formed at with HQ at Chatham, Ont., by regimentation of independent companies
  • No. 1 Company at Chatham, raised 26 Dec. 1862 as 1st Chatham Volunteer Militia Infantry Coy
  • No. 2 Company at Chatham, raised 16 Jan. 1863 as 2nd Chatham Volunteer Militia Infantry Coy
  • No. 3 Company (Rond Eau) at Blenheim, raised 30 Jan. 1863 as 1st Blenheim Volunteer Infantry Coy; moved 25 May 1877 to Ridgetown. (2nd Blenheim Vol Inf Coy raised 6 Feb. 1863; disbanded by 1865.)
  • No. 4 Company at Morpeth, raised 17 Aug 1866; disbanded 1869?
  • No. 5 Company at Florence, raised 17 Aug 1866; disbanded 10 Sep. 1869
  • No. 6 Company at Dawn Mills, raised 31 Aug 1866; moved 10 May 1872 to Dresden
  • No. 7 Company at East Tilbury, raised 17 Aug 1866; redesignated 5 Jan. 1871 as No. 4 Coy; moved 5 Aug. 1881 to Chatham
  • No. 8 Company at Bothwell, raised 14 Dec. 1866; redesignated 5 Jan. 1871 as No. 5 Coy
1882.03.31 new No. 7 Company formed at Windsor by redesignation of No. 2 Coy, 33rd Battalion
1885.06.12 No. 7 Coy transferred as No. 1 Coy, 21st Battalion
1892.11.25 disbanded

1901.01.01 24th Kent Regiment
re-formed with HQ and four coys at Chatham, Ont.
1920.04.01 The Kent Regiment
1921.02.15 reorganised to perpetuate CEF:
  • 1st Battalion, perpetuating 1st Battalion CEF and 186th Battalion CEF
  • 2nd (Reserve) Battalion
1936.12.15 The Kent Regiment (M.G.)
absorbed B Coy, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, CMGC; HQ at four(?) coys at Chatham
1941.04.01 The Kent Regiment
1954.10.01 amalgamated with The Essex Scottish, to form The Essex and Kent Scottish
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Regiments
pip History of the Kent Regiment [1792-1815], by John Sek.
Deployment and Service:
Colour Key: War service Overseas service Home service
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Biography and Gallantry Awards:
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Associations, Forums and Re-Enactors:
Dolsen's Rifles: Captain John Dolsen's Company Number 5 Company 1st Regiment Kent Militia, by John Sek.
Museums, Monuments, Memorials and Chapels:
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  Battle Honours

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The Second World War: [none]

  Colours, Standards and Guidons Introduction to Colours
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Record of Colours:
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  Uniforms and Badges
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  Colonel-in-Chief Index of Royal Colonels
1938.08.25 Col. HRH Prince George, The Duke of Kent, KG, KT, GCMG, GCVO
1942 HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, CI, GCVO, GBE
  Honorary Colonels
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Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
  Alliances Introduction to Alliances
UK flag The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment 1927-1954
  Bibliography How To Find Books
Regimental Journal:
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Full Histories:
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Short Histories:
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First World War:
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Second World War:
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