Saturday, 1 November 2014

11th Regiment of Foot - The Devonshire Regiment

13th June 1667
Marquess of Worcester's Regiment of Foot.
24th January 1673
Marquess of Worcester's Regiment of Foot.
20th June 1685
The Duke of Beaufort's Regiment of Foot. Known until 1751 by the names of ten subsequent colonels.
1st July 1751
11th Regiment of Foot
31st August 1782
11th (the North Devonshire) Regiment of Foot
1st July 1881
The Devonshire Regiment. Designated as the county regiment for Lincolnshire, also encompassing militia and volunteer infantry.
17th May 1958
Amalgamated with the Dorset Regiment to form the Devonshire & Dorset Regiment
The Devonshire & Dorset Regiment merged with The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment to form the 1st Battalion, The Rifles.

The image on this post, courtesy Wikipedia, is a portrait by John Hoppner (1758-1810) of an unknown British officer circa 1800, probably from the North Devonshire Regiment of Foot.

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