Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson, T.F. Mills
Page created 1 March 2001. Corrected and updated 13.11.2004
1st Battalion,
49th Regiment of Foot
1743-1881
1881-1947
United Kingdom  
Note:This is a battalion history of the Regular Army. See the main regimental page for full lineage and other information.
Colour Key
Lineage
War service
Overseas service
Home service
 
     
  1743.12.25 Edward Trelawney's Regiment of Foot
raised from eight independent companies in Jamaica; also known as Jamaica Volunteers
  1744 Jamaica
  1746 absorbed four independent companies, formerly of Gooch's Marines
  1748 Jamaica
  1751.07.01 49th Regiment of Foot
  1756 Jamaica  
  1764 Ireland
1772 Newfoundland
  1775.06 Massachusetts: Boston
  1775 American revolution
  1778.11 West Indies
  1780 Ireland
  1788 West Indies: Barbados
  1792 Jamaica
  1793.09.09 at sea (flank coys)  
  1793.09.19 Santo Domingo (flank coys)
  1796 England
  1798 Flanders: Ostend (flank coys)
  1799 Helder campaign
  1800 Channel Islands: Jersey
  1801 England
  1801 Copenhagen
  1802 Canada
  1812 American war: Canadian frontier
  1815 England
  1816 Ireland
  1823 South Africa
  1828 India
  1840 China
  1843 India
  1843 England
  1845 Ireland
  1851 Ionian Islands: Corfu
  1853 Malta
  1854 Crimea
  1856 England
  1857.01 West Indies: Barbados
  1860 England
  1864 Ireland
  1865 India
  1875 England
  1881 Gibraltar
  1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Berkshire Regiment)
  1882 Malta
  1882 Egypt
  1885 Sudan  
1883 Gibraltar
  1884 Egypt
  1886 Malta & Cyprus
  1893 Bermuda
  1895.12.02 at sea ship: Pavonia
  1895.12.05 Halifax, NS
  1897.10.26 at sea ship: Avoca
  1897.11.06 West Indies:
A, D, E, G Coys at Barbados
B Coy at St. Lucia
C, F, H Coys at Jamaica
 
  1898.11.01 at sea ship: Avoca
  1898.11.18 disembarked at Southampton  
  1898 England: Portsmouth
  1900.01 at sea
  1900 Gibraltar
  1901 Aldershot
  1903 Woking
  1904 Ireland: Curragh
  1906 Ireland: Dublin
  1910 England: Dover
  1913 England: Aldershot 6 Bde
  1914.08 France and Flanders 2 Div
  1919 Iraq
  1920 Persia  
  1921 India: Bareilly
  1921 NW Frontier  
  1923 Razmak
  1925 Lucknow
  1927 Fyzabad
  1930 Dinapore
  1933 Sudan
  1934 England: Shorncliffe
  1938 Blackdown 6 Bde
  1939.09 France & Belgium 2 Inf Div, BEF
  1940.06 UK
  1942.06 India/Burma
  1945 India
1946 England  
  1947.04.15 placed in suspended animation (re-formed 1949 by redesignation of 2nd Battalion (technically "amalgamated")