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Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 23 February 1996. Corrected and updated 02.09.2004



United Kingdom 
See also British:
Alphabetic Index of
Regiments and Corps
Numeric Index of
Regiments and Corps
English County Index of
Militia and Volunteers
Irish County Index of
Militia and Volunteers
Scottish County Index of
Militia and Volunteers
Welsh County Index of
Militia and Volunteers
Lists of Regular Army Regiments and Corps:
Introduction Regt Colonels to 1751 Cavalry Chart
1702 1760 1781 Suppl. Fencibles 1793-1814 1800 1881 Proposals 1881
1918 1945 1962 1972 1995 2008
Lists of Militia, Territorial/Volunteer Regiments and Corps:
Introduction to Militia  Introduction to Territorials & Volunteers   Introduction to Home Guard
Yeomanry & Militia 1850 T.F. 1908 T.A. 1939 TAVR 1967 T.A. 1995 T.A. 1999 T.A. 2008
Infantry Depots:
Introduction 1834-1871 1873-1881 1946-present
How to find information about individuals who served in these regiments and corps

     Units are listed in order of precedence as of July 1881. Pre-1881 infantry regiment numbers are shown in the right margin.


Household Cavalry  
1st Life Guards  
2nd Life Guards  
Royal Horse Guards (The Blues)  
Royal Horse Artillery  
1st (King's) Dragoon Guards  
2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays)  
3rd (The Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards  
4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards  
5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Dragoon Guards  
6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers)  
7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards  
1st (Royal) Dragoons  
2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)  
3rd (The King's Own) Hussars  
4th (The Queen's Own) Hussars  
6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons  
7th (The Queen's Own) Hussars  
8th (The King's Royal Irish) Hussars  
9th (The Queen's Royal) Lancers  
10th (The Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars  
11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars  
12th (The Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers  
13th Hussars  
14th (The King's) Hussars  
15th (The King's) Hussars  
16th (The Queen's) Lancers  
17th (The Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers  
5th (Royal Irish) Lancers  
18th Hussars  
19th Hussars  
20th Hussars  
21st Lancers  

Royal Regiment of Artillery

Corps of Royal Engineers  
Grenadier Guards  
Coldstream Guards  
Scots Guards  
Infantry of the Line pre 1881 numbers

The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) 1st
The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 2nd
The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 3rd
The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 4th
The Northumberland Fusiliers 5th
The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 6th
The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) 7th
The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 8th
The Norfolk Regiment 9th
The Lincolnshire Regiment 10th
The Devonshire Regiment 11th
The Suffolk Regiment 12th
Prince Albert's Light Infantry (Somersetshire Regiment) 13th
The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 14th
The East Yorkshire Regiment 15th
The Bedfordshire Regiment 16th
The Leicestershire Regiment 17th
The Royal Irish Regiment 18th
The Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment) 19th
The Lancashire Fusiliers 20th
The Royal Scots Fusiliers 21st
The Cheshire Regiment 22nd
The Royal Welsh Fusiliers 23rd
The South Wales Borderers 24th
The King's Own Borderers 25th
The Cameronians (Scotch Rifles) 26th and 90th
The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 27th and 108th
The Gloucestershire Regiment 28th and 61st
The Worcestershire Regiment 29th and 36th
The East Lancashire Regiment 30th and 59th
The East Surrey Regiment 31st and 70th
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 32nd and 46th
The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 33rd and 76th
The Border Regiment 34th and 55th
The Royal Sussex Regiment 35th and 107th
The Hampshire Regiment 37th and 67th
The South Staffordshire Regiment 38th and 80th
The Dorsetshire Regiment 39th and 54th
The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) 40th and 82nd
The Welsh Regiment 41st and 69th
The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 42nd and 73rd
The Oxfordshire Light Infantry 43rd and 52nd
The Essex Regiment 44th and 56th
The Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regiment) 45th and 95th
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 47th and 81st
The Northamptonshire Regiment 48th and 58th
Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Berkshire Regiment) 49th and 66th
The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 50th and 97th
The King's Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire Regiment) 51st and 105th
The King's Light Infantry (Shropshire Regiment) 53rd and 85th
The (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Middlesex Regiment 57th and 77th
The King's Royal Rifle Corps 60th
The (Duke of Edinburgh's) Wiltshire Regiment 62nd and 99th
The Manchester Regiment 63rd and 96th
The (Prince of Wales's) North Staffordshire Regiment 64th and 98th
The York and Lancaster Regiment 65th and 84th
The Durham Light Infantry 68th and 106th
The Highland Light Infantry 71st and 74th
Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs) 72nd and 78th
The Gordon Highlanders 75th and 92nd
The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 79th
The Royal Irish Rifles 83rd and 86th
Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) 87th and 89th
The Connaught Rangers 88th and 94th
Princess Louise's (Sutherland and Argyll Highlanders) 91st and 93rd
The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment  (Royal Canadians) 100th and 109th
The Royal MunsterFusiliers 101st and 104th
The Royal Dublin Fusiliers 102nd and 103rd
The Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) [unnumbered since 1816]
1st West India Regiment  
2nd West India Regiment

Support Arms  
Commissariat and Transport Corps
Army Hospital Corps
Army Ordnance Corps
Corps of Military Mounted Police
Corps of Army Schoolmasters
Army Chaplain's Department
Army Pay Department
Army Veterinary Department
Army Nursing Service