1st Bn, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson, T.F. Mills
Page created 1 July 2002. Corrected and updated 20.03.2005
1st Battalion,
16th Regiment of Foot
1688-1881
1881-1958
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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Lineage
War service
Overseas service
Home service
 
   
  1688.10.09 Archibald Douglas's Regiment of Foot
raised at Reading
  1688 England
  1689 Flanders
  1697 England
  1698 Ireland
  1701 Flanders & Germany
  1714 Scotland
  1715 Scotland: Jacobite war
  1715 Scotland
  1717 England  
1740.11.04 at sea (embarked at Portsmouth) (some coys remained in England)
1741.01.03 St. Rupert's Bay, Dominica
1741.01 Jamaica
1741.03.15 Cartagena
1741.05 Jamaica
1741.08.29 Cuba
1741.09 Jamaica
  1742? England?  
  1745 Flanders
  1746 England  
  1749 Ireland  
  1751.07.01 16th Regiment of Foot
  1767 New York  
  1767 Florida  
1779 Florida
  1782? American revolution: southern campaign  
1782.03 remnants drafted into other regiments and cadre sent home to re-form
  1782 England
  1783 Ireland
  1791 Nova Scotia
  1791 West Indies: Jamaica
  1793 Jamaica
  1795 Maroon war
  1796 England
  1800 Ireland
  1802 Ireland
  1803 Ireland
  1804 West Indies: Barbados
  1804.04 Surinam
  1804.05 Barbados?
  1812 England
  1813 Ireland
  1814 Ireland
  1814 Canada
  1814 American war: Canadian frontier
  1815 England
  1815 Belgium
  1815.06 France
  1815 England
  1816 Ireland
  1820 Ceylon
  1829 India
  1841 England
  1843 Ireland
  1846 Gibraltar
  1847 Ionian Islands: Corfu
  1851 West Indies: Jamaica
  1854 Canada
  1857 Ireland
  1859 England
  1859.07 1st Battalion, 16th Regiment of Foot
redesignated upon formation of 2nd Battalion
  1861 Canada: Montreal
  1861. Trent Affair: Montreal
  1862 Canada: Montreal
  1866 Fenian raid
  1866 Canada: Montreal
1868 Bermuda
1870? Nova Scotia: Halifax  
  1870 Ireland
  1872 Channel Islands: Jersey
  1873 England
  1877 Ireland
  1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Bedfordshire Regiment
  1881 Ireland: Newry
  1882 England: Colchester
  1886 Aldershot
  1888 Malta
  1889 India: Kuldana
  1895.03 Chitral expedition
  1895.08 Kuldana?
  1897 Umballa
  1899 Mooltan
  1902 Jhansi
  1907 Aden
  1908 England: Aldershot
  1913 India: Mullingar 15 Bde
  1914.08 France and Flanders 5 Div
  1917.11 Italy
  1918.04 France and Flanders
  1919 England  
  1919.07.29 1st Battalion, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
  1920.07 Ireland: Sligo
  1922.02 England: Aldershot 2 Bde
  1925 Malta
  1928 China
  1929 India: Mhow Mhow Div
  1932 Jhansi Meerut Div
  1934 Dacca
  1936 Chakratta
  1938 Egypt
  1939? Palestine
  1939.10 Middle East 6 Div
  1942.03 India
  1942.03 India 14 Bde
  1944.01 India/Burma 16 Inf Bde
  1945 India
  1947 Libya
  1948 Greece
  1948.10.18 amalgamated with 2nd Battalion without change of title
  1949 Greece
1950.01.22 at sea (embarked at Piraeus?) last bn to leave Greece
  1950 England: London 32 Gds Bde
  1951 Cyprus  
  1952.02 Egypt  
  1954 England: Tidworth  
  1956 Germany: Goslar  
  1957 Germany: Goslar 12 Bde
  1958.06.02 amalgamated with 1st Bn, The Essex Regiment, to form 1st Bn, 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot)