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Page created 1 August 2000. Corrected and updated 04.06.2006
88th Regiment of Foot
(Connaught Rangers)
United Kingdom 
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  Uniforms & Badges

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How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
1793.09.25 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers)
1881.07.01 united with 94th Regiment of Foot, to form The Connaught Rangers
pip The Connaught Rangers, by Waterford County Museum.
  pip History of the Connaught Rangers in the Peninsular War, by Rob Anderson
    [1st Battalion] [1793-1881]
    2nd Battalion [1805-1816]
Depot and Reserves:
  ? Depot Battalion [1856-1871]
  68th Brigade Depot at Galway [1873-1881]
[Egypt]1, Talavera, Busaco, Fuentes d'Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol, Central India

1.  the Sphinx badge superscribed "Egypt".
Note: see also successor for belatedly awarded battle honours.

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Uniform: 1793-1881: scarlet; facings: yellow
1793.09.25 Gen. John Thomas (de Burgh), 13th Earl of Clanricarde
1794.11.27 Gen. John Reid [also 95th Foot]
1807.02.09 Gen. Sir William Carr (Beresford), 1st Viscount Beresford, GCB, GCH [also 16th Foot, 69th Foot; Col.-in-Chief 60th Foot; MGO 1828-30]
1819.03.11 Gen. Sir Gordon Drummond, GCB [also 8th Foot, 49th Foot, 71st Hldrs, 97th Foot]
1824.01.16 Gen. Sir Henry Frederick Campbell, KCB, GCH
1831.10.20 Gen. Sir Alexander Wallace, Bt., KCB
1857.02.11 Lt-Gen. Robert Barclay Macpherson, CB, KH [also 73rd Foot]
1858.12.24 Lt-Gen. Horatio George Broke
1860.08.30 Gen. Sir George Buller, GCB
1860.10.13 Maj-Gen. John Cox, KH
1863.02.08 Gen. Arthur Alexander (Dalzell), 13th Earl of Carnwath
1864.08.10 Gen. Montague Cholmeley Johnstone
1874.09.23 Gen. Sir Horatio Shirley, KCB
1879.04.09 Gen. William Irwin
vc Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
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Marches: St. Patrick's Day
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swords The Connaught Rangers 88th Regiment of Foot [Napoleonic re-enactment; Ireland and England], by Rob Anderson
monument Zulu War Memorials, by Keynsham Light Horse.
Regimental Journal:
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Full Histories:
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Short Histories:
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