Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 15 July 2000. Corrected and updated 05.12.2005

Chronological Index of

British and Imperial Battle Honours

to 1945

 
 
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 Introduction to Battle Honours
           Index of British & Imperial Battle Honours to 1945
           Index of British Battle Honours since 1945
           Index of Canadian Battle Honours since 1945
           Index of Australian Battle Honours since 1945
           Index of New Zealand Battle Honours since 1945
           Index of Indian Battle Honours since 1945
           Index of Pakistan Battle Honours since 1945
           Index of South African Battle Honours since 1945
 
     Note: Not all battles are represented as "battle honours". For a full list of battles in any war, see the relevant war page. Battle honours through 1945 were awarded by a central British authority or by Commonwealth members in close coordination with each other (with a few minor variations). Battle honours since 1945 have been awarded by independent nations under their own authority, and these are represented in separated lists. South Africa has awarded a handful of retrospective battle honours, and these are included in the pre-1945 list.
 
 
Date Battle Honour War
1662-1680 Tangier 1662-80 Tangier Defence
1695 Jul Namur 1695 War of the Augsburg League
1704-1705 Gibraltar 1704-5 War of the Spanish Succession Iberia
1704 Aug Blenheim Flanders & Germany
1706 May Ramillies
1708 Jul Oudenarde
1709 May Malplaquet
1743 Jun Dettingen War of the Austrian Succession
1751 Sep-Nov Arcot Seven Years War India
1757 Jun Plassey
1758 Jun-Jul

Louisburg

North America
1758 Dec Condore India
1759 Jan-May Guadeloupe 1759 West Indies
1759 Apr Masulipatam India
1759 Aug

Minden

Europe
1759 Sep Quebec 1759 North America
1759 Nov

Badara

India
1760 Jan

Wandewash

1760 Jul Emsdorf Europe
1760 Jul Warburg
1760-1761 

Pondicherry

India
1761 Apr-Jun Belleisle Europe
1762 Jan-Feb Martinique 1762 West Indies
1762 Jun Wilhelmstahl Europe
1762 Jul Moro West Indies
1762 Jun-Aug Havannah
1764 Oct

Buxar

India
1763-1764

North America 1763-64

Pontiac's Conspiracy
1767 Nov-Dec

Amboor

1st Mysore War
1774

Rohilcund 1774

1st Rohilla War
1776 Jun

Korah

Oudh Campaign
1778 Dec

St. Lucia 1778

American War of Independence
in Europe & West Indies
1779-1783

Gibraltar 1779-83

1781 Jan

Jersey 1781

1782 Apr

The Saints

1778-1782

Guzerat

1st Mahratta War
1781 Sep

Sholinghur

2nd Mysore War
1783 Mar

Mangalore

3rd Mysore War
1780-1784 Carnatic
1791 Oct

Nundy Droog

4th Mysore War
1789-1791

Mysore

1794 Oct

Rohilcund 1794

2nd Rohilla War
1793 Aug

Lincelles

French Revolutionary Wars Flanders
1793 Oct

Nieuport

1794 Feb-Mar Martinique 1794 West Indies
1794 Apr

Villers en Cauchies

Flanders
1794 Apr.

Beaumont

1794 May

Willems

1794 May

Tournay

1794 Jun Glorious 1st of June
1796 Apr-May St Lucia 1796 West Indies
1797 Feb St Vincent Portugal
1797 Feb Fishguard Britain
1799 Mar

Seedaseer

5th Mysore War
1799 Apr-May

Seringapatam

1799 Oct Egmont op Zee Flanders
1799-1800 Malta 1800 Mediterranean
1801 Mar Mandora Egypt
1801 Apr Copenhagen Denmark
1801 Aug Marabout Egypt
1801 Mar-Aug Egypt
1803 Jun

St. Lucia 1803

Napoleonic Wars West Indies
1804 Apr-May

Surinam

1805 Feb

Dominica

1803 Sep

Ally Ghur

2nd Maratha War
1803 Sep

Delhi, 1803

1803 Sep

Assaye

1803 Nov

Leswaree

1804 Nov-Dec

Deig

1806 Jan

Cape of Good Hope 1806

South Africa
1806 Jul

Maida

Italy
1807 Feb

Monte Video

South America
1808 Aug

Rolica

Peninsular War
1808 Aug

Vimiera

1808 Dec

Sahagun

1809 Jan

Corunna

1809 Jan-Feb

Martinique 1809

West Indies
1809 Jan

Cochin

Travancore
1809 May

Douro

Peninsular War
1809 Jul

Talavera

1810 Jan-Feb

Guadeloupe 1810

West Indies
1810 Feb

Amboyna

 Dutch East Indies
1810 Aug

Banda

1810 Aug

Ternate

1810 Jul

Bourbon

Indian Ocean
1810 Sep

Busaco

Peninsular War
1811 Mar

Barrosa

1811 May

Fuentes d´┐ŻOnor

1811 May Albuhera
1811 Aug-Sep

Java

Dutch East Indies
1811 Oct

Arroyo dos Molinos

Peninsular War
1811 Dec

Tarifa

1812 Jan

Ciudad Rodrigo

1812 Mar-Apr

Badajoz

1812 May

Almaraz

1812 Jul

Salamanca

1812 Aug

Detroit

North America
1812 Oct

Queenstown

1813 Jan

Miami

1813 Jun

Vittoria

Peninsular War
1813 Jul-Aug

San Sebastian

1813 Jul-Aug

Pyrenees

1813 Nov

Nivelle

1813 Dec

Nive

1814 Feb

Orthez

1814 Apr

Toulouse

1808-1814

Peninsula

1814 Jul-Aug

Niagara

North America
1814 Aug

Bladensburg

1815 Jun

Waterloo

100 Days
1817 Nov

Kirkee

3rd Maratha War
1817 Nov

Seetabuldee

1817 Dec

Nagpore

1817 Dec

Maheidpore

1818 Jan

Corygaum

1818 Jan

Nowah

1787-1826

India

2nd Mysore War; 3rd Mysore War; 4th Mysore War; Pondicherry; 5th Mysore War; South India; 2nd Mahratta War; Mahratta operations; Bundelkhund; Travancore Rebellion; 3rd Mahratta War; Jat War
1780-1823

Hindoostan

1819 Dec

Arabia

Operations against Pirates
1819 Dec

Persian Gulf 1819

1821 Mar

Beni Boo Alli

1824-1825

Assam

Assam War
1824 Dec

Kemmendine

1st Burma War
1825 Mar-Apr

Arracan

1824-26

Ava

1824-1826

Burmah

1825-1826

Bhurtpore

Jat War
1834-1835 Cape of Good Hope 6th Kaffir War

South Africa 1835

1839 Jan

Aden

Conquest of Aden
1839 Jul

Ghuznee 1839

1st Afghan War
1839 Nov

Khelat

1839

Afghanistan 1839

1840 May-Sep

Kahun

1841-1842 

Jellalabad

1842 Mar

Candahar 1842

1841-1842

Ghuznee 1842

1842 May

Khelat-i-Ghilzai

1839-1842

Cabul 1842

1842  Afghanistan
1839-1842

Cutchee

1840-1842

China

1st China War
1843 Feb

Meeanee

Conquest of Scinde
1843 Mar

Hyderabad

1843 Jan-Mar

Scinde

1843 Dec

Maharajpore

Gwalior Campaign
1843 Dec

Punniar

1845-1847

New Zealand

1st Maori War
1845 Dec

Moodkee

1st Sikh War
1845 Dec

Ferozeshah

1846 Jan

Aliwal

1846 Feb

Sobraon

1846-1847

South Africa, 1846-7

7th Kaffir War
1848-1849

Mooltan

2nd Sikh War
1849 Jan

Chillianwallah

1849 Feb

Goojerat

1848-1849

Punjaub

1851-1853

South Africa, 1851-52-53

8th Kaffir War
1852-1853

Pegu

2nd Burma War
1854 Sep

Alma

Crimean War
1854 Oct

Balaclava

1854 Nov

Inkerman

1854-1855

Sevastopol

1854-1855

Mediterranean

1856 Dec

Reshire

Persian War
1856 Dec.

Bushire

1857 Feb

Koosh-Ab

1856-1857

Persia

1857 May-Sep

Delhi, 1857

Indian Sepoy Rebellion
1857-1858 Lucknow
1857 Jul-Aug Defence of Arrah
1857-1858 Behar
1857-1858

Central India

1857-1858

Canton

2nd China War
1860 Aug

Taku Forts

1860 Sep-Oct

Pekin

1858-1862

China, 1858-59

1860-1862 China, 1860-62 Taiping Rebellion
1860-1866

New Zealand

2nd-3rd Maori Wars
1867-1868

Abyssinia

Abyssinian War
1870 May

Eccles Hill

Fenian Raids, Canada
1873-1874

Ashantee, 1873-4

Ashantee War
1875 Dec

Perak

Perak
1877-1879

Transkei, 1877-9  

Zulu War,
9th Kaffir War

Gaika Gaeleka, 1877

Griqualand West

South Africa, 1877-8-9  

1878 Nov

Ali Masjid

2nd Afghan War
1878 Dec

Peiwar Kotal

1879 Oct

Charasiah

1879 Dec

Kabul, 1879

1880 Apr

Ahmed Khel

1880 Aug-Sep

Kandahar, 1880

1878-1881

Afghanistan, 1878-80

1880-1881

Basutoland, 1880-81

Basuto Wars
1880-1881

Transkei, 1880-81

1882 Sep

Tel el Kebir

Revolt of Arabi Pasha
1882 Jul-Sep

Egypt, 1882

1884 Feb-Apr

Egypt, 1884

1885 Jan

Abu Klea

1st Sudan War
1885 Feb

Kirbekan

1884-1885

Nile, 1884-85

1885 Mar-May

Suakin, 1885

1885 Mar

Tofrek

1885 Mar

Saskatchewan

North West Canada
1885 Apr

Fish Creek

1885 May

Batoche

1885 Mar-May

North West Canada, 1885

1885-1887

Burma, 1885-87

3rd Burma War
1887

West Africa, 1887

West Africa
1892-1894

West Africa, 1892-3-4

1895 Mar-Apr

Defence of Chitral

Chitral Campaign
1895 Mar-Aug

Chitral

1896 Sep Hafir Reconquest of the Sudan
1896-1897

Bechuanaland, 1896-97

Bechuanaland Campaign
1897 Jul-Aug

Malakand

Tochi Valley Expedition
1897 Sep

Samana

Tirah Campaign
1897-1898

Tirah

1897-1898

Punjab Frontier

1896-1899

British East Africa, 1896-99

East Africa Campaigns
1898 Apr

Atbara

Reconquest of the Sudan
1898 Sep Khartoum
1898-1899 Sierra Leone 1898-1899 Sierra Leone Campaign
1899-1900

Defence of Kimberley

2nd Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902
1899-1900

Defence of Ladysmith

1899 Nov

Modder River

1900 Feb

Relief of Kimberley

1900 Feb

Paardeberg

1900 Feb

Relief of Ladysmith

1900-1902

St. Helena

1901-1902

Mediterranean, 1901-02

1899-1902

South Africa, 1899-1902

1900 Aug

Pekin, 1900

Boxer Rebellion
1900 Jun-Dec

China, 1900

1900 Mar-Dec

Ashanti, 1900

Ashanti Campaign
1901

British East Africa, 1901

Somaliland Campaigns
1901-1904

Somaliland, 1901-04

1906

Natal, 1906

Zulu Rebellion
1914-1918 [see separate pages for battle honours] First World War
1918-1919 Murman 1918-19 Russian Civil War
1918-1919 Archangel 1918-19
1919 Aug Troitska
1918 Aug Dukhovskaya
1918-1919 Siberia 1918-19
1919 May-Aug

Afghanistan, 1919

3rd Afghan War
1919

Haifa-Aleppo, 1919

Mesopotamian Campaigns
1920-1921

Iraq, 1920

1930 Jun-Sep

North West Frontier, 1930

N.W. Frontier, India
1936-1937

North West Frontier, 1936-37

1937-1940

North West Frontier, 1937-40

1939-1945 [see separate pages for battle honours] Second World War