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84th (York and Lancaster)  Regiment of Foot
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United Kingdom 
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1793.11.02 84th Regiment of Foot
1809.01.21 84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment of Foot
(named for the raising of its two battalions in Yorkshire and Lancashire respectively, the latter being the second raising in 1808)
1881.07.01 united with 65th (2nd Yorkshire, North Riding) Regiment , to form The York and Lancaster Regiment
Note: This regiment is unrelated to two previous regiments which bore the number 84 1758-1764, 1775-1783
pip The York and Lancaster Regiment, by Kim Stacey.
    [1st Battalion] [1793-1881]
2nd Battalion [1793-1795, 1808-1819]
Depot and Reserves:
  ? Depot Battalion [1856-1871]
  7th Brigade Depot at Pontefract [1873-1881]
Nive, Peninsula, India1, Lucknow

1. awarded 1826 for services in 1796-1819, including Mahratta operations, and 3rd Mahratta war.
Note: In 1841 the regiment unsuccessfully claimed the honour Wandewash for the services of a previous 84th Regiment.

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Badges: The Union Rose
Uniform: 1793-1881: scarlet; facings: yellow
1794.03.15 Gen. George Barnard
1820.05.13 Gen. Sir George Townsend Walker, Bt., GCB [also 50th Foot, 52nd Foot, Rifle Bde, Meuron's Regt; Gov. Grenada 1815-16, CinC Madras 1825-31]
1822.09.09 Maj-Gen. Sir Denis Pack, KCB
1823.07.28 Gen. Sir Fitzroy Jeffries Grafton Maclean, Bt
1840.12.30 Gen. Sir Loftus William Otway, CB
1854.06.15 Gen. Sir George Augustus Wetherall, GCB, KH
1868.04.09 Gen. Thomas Wood
1872.10.24 Gen. Sir David Russell, KCB
Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
VCs in the York and Lancaster Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
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monument The York and Lancaster Regimental Museum, (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
monument The York and Lancaster Regimental Museum, (Rotherham Museum of Art)
monument The York and Lancaster Regimental Museum, by Henrik Teller (Simonides listing).
Raikes, G. A. (George Alfred)  Roll of the officers of the York and Lancaster Regiment : containing a complete record of their services, including dates of commissions, &c.; [v. 2]  The Second Battalion, formerly the Royal Highland Emigrants (1775-1783), late 84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment, from 1758-1884London :  R. Bentley & sons,  1885.