2nd Bn, The South Staffordshire Regiment: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson, T.F. Mills
Page created 1 November 2002. Corrected and updated 03.04.2005
1st Battalion,
80th Regiment of Foot
1793-1881
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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  1793.09.12 80th Regiment of Foot
formed at Chatham from Staffordshire Militia
1793 England: Chatham
  1794 Channel Islands: Guernsey
  1794 Flanders
  1795.09 France: Brittany
  1796 Cape of Good Hope
  1797 Ceylon
  1801.08 Egypt
  1802.06 at sea  
  1802 India: Calcutta
  1802? Madras  
  1803 Mahratta war
  1805 Nairs of Wynaud campaign
  1805 India  
  1809.01 Travancore rebellion
  1809.02 India  
  1814 India  
  1818.03 at sea
  1817 England
  1821 Gibraltar
  1822 Malta
  1828 Ionian Islands
  1831 England
  1832 Ireland
  1834 England
  1836 Australia convict escorts
    (dets Van Deiman's Land, Norfolk Is. & New Zealand)
  1845 at sea (det wrecked on Little Andaman & marooned 50 days)
  1845 India
  1845 Sikh war
  1846 India: Lahore
  1852 Burma
  1853 India
  1854 Scotland
  1855 England
  1856 Cape Colony
  1857 Ceylon  
  1857 India
  1859 India
  1865 Bhutan
  1866 England
  1869 Ireland
  1876 Singapore
  1876 Hong Kong
  1875 Perak (3 coys)
  1877 Natal
  1878 Kaffir war
  1879 Zulu war
  1880.04 at sea
  1880 Ireland
  1881.07.01 2nd Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment
  1881 India: Tralee
  1883 England: Manchester
  1886 Devonport
  1889 Ireland: Dublin
  1891 England
  1893 Egypt
  1895 India: Madras
  1895.12 Gold Coast: Ashanti war (det) CompositeBn
  1897 Burma: Thaytemyo
  1900 India: Agra
  1904 llahabad
  1907 South Africa
  1911 England: Lichfield
  1914 Aldershot 6 Bde
  1914.08 France and Flanders 2 Div
  1919 Ireland: Cork
  1923 England: Plymouth
  1926 Shorncliffe
  1928 Malta
  1929 Palestine
  1930 Egypt
  1932.10 India: Bangalore
  1936.02 Cawnpore
  1939 Landi Kotal
  1940.07 UK 31 Inf Bde
  1941.12 UK
  1942.06.23 converted to airlanding role
  1942.06 UK 1 Abn Div
  1942.11 Tunisia
  1943.07 Sicily
  1943.09 Italy
  1943.11 UK?
  1944.09 NW Europe
  1945 Norway
  1946 Germany
  1948.07.26 disbanded (technically "amalgamated" with 1st Battalion)