2nd Bn, The Northamptonshire Regiment: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson, T.F. Mills
Page created 1 July 2002. Corrected and updated 14.05.2005
1st Battalion,
58th Regiment of Foot
1755-1881
1881-1948
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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  1755.12.28 60th Regiment of Foot
  1755 England
  1756.10 58th Regiment of Foot
  1757 North America  
  1757 French and Indian war
  1762 at sea 8 coys captured by French
  1762 Cuba
  1762 England
  1763 Ireland
  1770 Gibraltar
  1779.06 Gibraltar
  1783 Gibraltar
  1784 England
  1787 Ireland
  1793 West Indies
  1795 England
  1797 Channel Islands: Jersey
  1798 England
  1798 Gibraltar
  1798.11 Minorca
  1800 Malta
  1801 Egypt
  1802 Ireland
  1803 Channel Islands: Jersey
  1804.08.28 1st Battalion, 58th Regiment of Foot
redesignated on formation of
2nd Battalion
  1805 England
  1805 Gibraltar
  1805 Malta
  1805 Sicily
  1806 Italy
  1808 Sicily  
  1808.09.03 at sea (embarked at Melazzo)  
  1808.09.07 Italy: Damietta (det)  
  1808.09.08 at sea  
  1808.09.14 Sicily: Melazzo  
  1808 Sicily  
1812 Peninsular war: east coast  
  1812 American war: Canadian frontier Power Bde
  1815 Netherlands
  1815 Ireland
  1815.12 58th Regiment of Foot
redesignated on disbandment of 2nd Battalion and absorbed its personnel)
  1816 Jamaica
  1822 England
  1824 Ireland
  1826 England
  1828 Ceylon
  1839 England
  1841 Ireland
  1841 England
  1843 at sea escort to prison ships
  1843 New South Wales
  1845.03 New Zealand
  1859 England
  1862 Ireland
  1864 India
  1874 England
  1879 Natal  
  1879 Zulu War  
  1880 South Africa
  1881 Natal
  1881.01 South Africa last battalion to carry Colours in battle
  1881.03 Natal
  1881.07.01 2nd Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment
  1885 Hong Kong  
  1889 Singapore
  1892.12.26 England: Colchester
  1895 Jersey
  1897 England: Aldershot
  1899 Ireland: ?
  1899.11 South Africa 9 Bde
  1902 England: Bordon
  1904 England: Colchester
  1911 Malta
  1914 Egypt
  1914.11 France and Flanders 8 Div
  1919 Lahore
  1923 Karachi
  1926 Sudan
  1927 England: Colchester
  1931 England: Aldershot 2 Bde
  1935 Northern Ireland: Ballykinler
  1939.09 France & Belgium 5 Inf Div, BEF
  1940.06 UK
  1940.06 UK
  1942.03.20 at sea 17 Bde, Force 121
  1942.05.05 Madagascar 17 Bde, Force 121
  1942.06.10 at sea
  1942.06.22 India 17 Bde, 5 Inf Div
  1942.09 Persia/Iraq
  1943.07 Sicily
  1943 Italy
  1945.02 Germany
  1945 Germany
  1948.08.30 amalgamated with 1st Battalion