2nd Bn, The Gloucestershire Regiment: Service
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson, T.F. Mills
Page created 1 November 2002. Corrected and updated 18.02.2005
1st Battalion,
61st Regiment of Foot
1742-1881
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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Lineage
War service
Overseas service
Home service
 
       
  1742 Richbell's Regiment of Foot
raised in Ireland?
1742 Ireland
  1748 disbanded in Ireland?
   
  1756.12.10 2nd Battalion, 3rd Regiment of Foot
raised in southern England
  1757 England
  1757.07 Isle of Wight  
  1757.09.08 at sea  
  1757.09.23 French coast: Rochefort  
  1757.10.01 at sea  
  1757.10 England  
1758.04.21 61st Regiment of Foot
  1758 West Indies  
  1760 England  
  1762 Channel Islands  
  1763 Ireland  
  1771 Minorca
  1781.08 Minorca
  1782.02 captured by the French at Minorca and repatriated May 1782
  1782.05 England
  1783.12 Ireland: Cork
  1792 Gibraltar
  1794 West Indies
  1796 England
  1797 Channel Islands
  1798 Cape of Good Hope
  1801 India (wing)
  1803 Mahratta war
  1801 Egypt (wing)
  1803.07.09 1st Battalion, 61st Regiment of Foot
redesignated upon formation of 2nd Battalion
  1803 Malta
  1805 Italy
  1806 Sicily
  1807 Gibraltar
  1809 Portugal
  1809 Peninsular war
  1814.04 France
  1814 Ireland
  1814.10.24 61st Regiment of Foot
redesignated upon disbandment of 2nd Battalion
  1816 Jamaica
  1822 England
  1828.06.30 at sea (embarked at Gravesend)
1828.11 Ceylon: Colombo
  1834.10.16 Trincomalee
  1837.07 Colombo
  1837.08.22 Kandy
  1839.02.12 Colombo
  1839.10.23 at sea (embarked at Colombo) ship: Jupiter
  1840.03.12 England: Southampton
    England  
  1845 India
  1848 Sikh war
  1849 India
  1857 Sepoy rebellion
  1859 Mauritius
  1860 England
  1863 Channel Islands
  1864 Ireland
  1866 Bermuda
  1870 Canada
  1872 Ireland
  1875 Channel Islands
  1876 England
  1878 Malta
  1880 India
  1881.07.01 2nd Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment
  1881 India: Bombay
  1885 Poona
  1888 Bombay
  1893 Aden
  1894 England: Devonport
  1897 Jersey
  1899 England: Aldershot
  1900.01.01 at sea (embarked at Liverpool) ship: Cymric
  1900.01.21 Cape: Cape Town
  1900.01 South Africa 13 Bde
  1904 England: Warley
  1906 Aldershot
  1910 Malta
  1913 China: Tientsin
  1914.12 France and Flanders 27 Div
  1915.11 Macedonia
  1919 India: Gharial
  1922 Jhansi
  1928 England: Gravesend
  1933 Catterick
  1936 Egypt
  1937 England: Plymouth
  1939.09 France & Belgium 3 Inf Div, BEF
  1940.02 France & Belgium 48 Inf Div, BEF
  1940.06 UK
  1942.12 UK 47 Inf Div
  1944.02 UK 7 Armd Div
  1944.06 NW Europe
  1944.08 NW Europe 49 Inf Div
  1946 West Indies
  1948.09.22 redesignated as 1st Battalion (technically "amalgamated")