Monday, 2 February 2015
20th Regiment of Foot - Lancashire Fusiliers
20th November 1688
Sir Richard Peyton's Regiment of Foot.
The regiment was raised in Devonshire. Until 1751 it was also known by the names of ten other colonels.
1st July 1751
20th Regiment of Foot
31st August 1782
20th (The East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot.
1st July 1881
The Lancashire Fusiliers
23rd April 1968
Merged with The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers and The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) to form The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
The image on this post shows Archibald Arnott M.D. (1771-1855). Surgeon to the 20th Regiment of Foot. I've borrowed this image from John Tyrell's excellent, Reflections on A Journey to St Helena.