Tuesday, 6 January 2015

19th Regiment of Foot - Yorkshire Regiment

20th November 1688
Francis Lutterell's Regiment of Foot.

The regiment was raised from independent companies in Devonshire. Until 1751 it was also known by the names of seven other colonels.
8th March 1689
Thomas Erle raised a regiment and later became colonel of the 19th Foot (1691-1712). He thus claimed the distinction of  owning two regiments. The junior one (also referred to as the 2nd Battalion) was disbanded 1698)
1st July 1751
19th Regiment of Foot
31st August 1782
19th (The 1st Yorkshire North Riding) Regiment of Foot.

29th October 1875
19th (The 1st Yorkshire North Riding - Princess of Wales's Own) Regiment of Foot.
Named for Princess Alexandra, Princess of Wales.
1st July 1881
The Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
1st January 1921
The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment)
Merged with The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire and The Duke of Wellington's Regiment, to form The Yorkshire Regiment.