British 8th infantry regiment

Discussion in 'Revolutionary War' started by Yanky, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. Yanky

    Yanky New Member

    It seems that there are references to this regiment in every book I've read that has anything to do with the Northern campaigns of either the Revolution or the War of 1812. Does anyone know of any good battalion/regimental histories? I would be interested in a printed book, not an electronic source.
  2. Uncle Ben

    Uncle Ben Member

    In the British Brigade list of units there is an 8th Regiment of Foot. It has two listings which mean most likely that there are two units doing the same regt. One or both of these might be able to provide some references.
    8th Foot 8th Foot
    Capt Daniel O'Connell Old Fort Niagara
    PO Box 901 PO Box 169
    Northville MI 48169 Youngstown NY 14172
    248-449-1737 714-745-7611

    I hope this is of some help to you YMH & OS, Ben Newton
  3. Yanky

    Yanky New Member

    Yes, it is. Thank you very much.
  4. Chrisr

    Chrisr New Member

    The lineage of the 8th Foot is:

    Raised in 1685 as The Princess Anne of Denmark's Regiment.

    1702 - 1716 Known as The Queen's Regiment and also by the Colonel's name
    1716 - 1751 Known as The King's Regiment and also by the Colonel's name
    1751 - 1881 Numbered The 8th (King's) Regiment

    In 1881, under the Cardwell Reforms, numbers were dropped and the infantry regiments were given territorial names. For the 8th these have been as follows:

    1881- 1920 The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
    1920 - 1958 The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
    1958 Amalgamated with The Manchester Regiment to form the The King's Regiment (Liverpool and Manchester)
    1968 The King's Regiment
    2006 Amalgamted with The King's Own Royal Border Regiment and The Queen's Lancashire Regiment to form The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's, Lancashire and Border). It is now the 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.

    Active Service included:
    Ireland 1689
    War of the Spanish Succession
    Jacobite Rebellion 1715
    The War of the Austrian Succession
    Jacobite Rebellion 1745
    The Seven Years War
    American Revolutionary War
    French Revoluntionary War (Served in Flanders and Egypt)
    Napoleonic Wars (Served in Canada and West Indies)
    The War of 1812
    Indian Mutiny
    Second Afghan War
    Third Burmese War
    South African War
    Great War (Fielded 49 battalions in the war)
    Second World War
    Korean War
    Northern Ireland

    The King's Regiment Battle Honours are:
    Pre Great War: Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, Dettingen, Martinique 1809, Niagara, Delhi 1857, Lucknow, Peiwar Kotal, Afghanistan 1878-80, Burma 1885-87, Defence of Ladysmith, South Africa 1899-1902
    The Great War: Mons, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, Ypres 1914 '15 '17, Langemarck 1914 '17, Gheluvelt, Nonne Boschen, Neuve Chapelle, Gravenstafel, St Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Aubers, Festubert 1915, Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916 '18, Bazentin, Deville Wood, Guillemont, Ginchy, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Le Transloy, Ancre 1916, Bapaume 1917 '18, Arras 1917 '18, Scarpe 1917 '18, Arleux, Pilckem, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 and 1918, St. Quentin, Rosieres, Avre, Lys, Estaires, Messines 1918, Bailleul, Kemmel, Bethune, Scherpenberg, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Epehy, Canal du Nord, St Quentin Canal, Selle, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Doiran 1917, Macedonia 1915-18, NW Frontier, India 1915, Archangel 1918-19, Afghanistan 1919
    The Second World War: Normandy Landing. North-West Europe 1944, Cassino II, Trasimene Line, Tuori, Capture of Forli, Rimini Line, Italy 1944-45, Athens, Greece 1944-45, Chindits 1943, Chindits 1944, Burma 1943-44
    Post Second World War: The Hook 1953, Korea 1952-53


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