British Army Regiments

On this page are British Army Regiments listed as active in 1881 after the Cardwell Reforms. This page is part of the support material for tracing ancestors who were in the British Army. The British Army establishment comprised Regiments from Scotland , Ireland, England & Wales. Irish & Scots Regiments are listed in their own column. The figures in brackets indicate the seniority of the Regiment within the British Army Establishment.

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Scotland's Regiments

The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (91/93)

The Seaforth Highlanders (72/78) from the 72nd Highland Regiment & the 78th Ross-shire Buffs

The Gordon Highlanders (75/92) from the 75th Regiment of Foot and the 92nd Gordon Highlanders.

The Scotch Rifles (Cameronians) (28/90) from the 28th Cameronian Regiment & the 90th Perthshire Light Infantry.

The York Regiment (Kings Own Borderers) 25th.

The Lothian Regiment (Royal Scots) 1st

The Royal Scots Fusiliers 21st

The Highland Light Infantry (The City of Glasgow Regiment) (71/74) from the 71st Highland Light Infantry & 74th Highlanders.

The Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) (42/73) from the 42nd Royal Highlanders & 73rd Perthshire Regiment.

The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (79)

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England's Regiments

The Royal West Surrey Regiment (The Queen's) 2nd

The Kentish Regiment (The Buffs) 3rd

The Royal Lancaster Regiment 4th.

The Northumberland Fusiliers 5th

The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 6th

The City of London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 7th

The Liverpool Regiment (The Kings) 8th.

The Norfolk Regiment 9th.

The Lincolnshire Regiment 10th

The Devonshire Regiment 11th

The Suffolk Regiment 12th

The Somersetshire (Prince Albert Light Infantry) 13th

The West Yorkshire Regiment 14th

The East Yorkshire Regiment 15th

The Bedfordshire Regiment 16th

The Leicestershire Regiment 17th

The North Yorkshire Regiment (Princess of Wales's Own) 19th

The Lancashire Fusiliers 20th

The Cheshire Regiment 22nd

The Royal Welsh Fusiliers 23rd

The South Wales Borderers 24th

The Gloucestershire Regiment (28/61) from the 28th North Gloucesters & the 61st South Gloucesters.

The Worcestershire Regiment (29/36) from 29th Worcestershire & 36th Herefordshire Regiments.

The West Lancashire Regiment (30/59) from 30th Cambridgeshire & 59th Nottinghamshire Regiments.

The East Surrey Regiment (31/70) from 31st Huntingdonshire & 70th Surrey Regiments.

The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (32/46) from 32nd Cornwall & 46th south Devonshire Regiments.


Ireland's Regiments

Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's) (87/89) from the 87th Royal Irish Fusiliers & 89th Regiment.

Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (27/108) from the 27th Enniskilling & 108th Madras Infantry.

The Royal Irish Regiment 18th

The Connaught Rangers (88/94) from the 88th Connaught Rangers & 94th Regiment of Foot.

The Royal Irish Rifles (83/86) from 83rd County of Dublin & 86th Royal County Down.

The Royal Dublin Fusiliers (102/103) from 102nd Royal Madras Fusiliers and the 103rd Royal Bombay Fusiliers.

The Prince of Wales's (Royal Canadian) Leinster Regiment (100/109) from the 100th Regiment of Foot Prince of Wales's Royal Canadian & 109th Bengal Infantry.

The Royal Munster Fusiliers (102/103) from the 102nd Royal Madras Fusiliers & the 103rd Royal Bombay Fusiliers.

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Other English & Welsh Regiments

The Halifax Regiment (Duke of Wellington's) (33/76) from 33rd (1st Yorkshire West Riding) & 76th Foot The Cumberland Regiment (34/55) from 34th Cumberland & 55th Westmorland Regiments. The Royal Sussex Regiment (35/107) from the 35th Royal Sussex and 107th Bengal Light Infantry.
The Hampshire Regiment (37/67) from the 37th North Hampshire & 67th South Hampshire Regiments. The North Staffordshire Regiment (38th/80th) from 38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment & 80th Staffordshire Volunteers The Dorsetshire Regiment (39/54) from 39th Dorsetshire & 54th West Norfolk Regiments.
The South Lancashire Regiment (POWV) (40/82) from 40th (2nd) Somersetshire Regiment & the 82nd POW Veterans The Welsh Regiment (41/69) from 41st The Welsh Regiment & 69th The Lincolnshire Regiment. The Oxfordshire Light Infantry (43/52) from the 43rd Monmouthshire Light Infantry & 52nd Oxfordshire Regiments.
The Essex Regiment (44/56) from 44th East Essex & 56th West Essex Regiments. The Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters) (45/95) from 45th Nottinghamshire & 95th Derbyshire Regiments. The North Lancashire Regiment (47/81) from 47th Lancashire Regiment & 81st Loyal Lincolnshire Volunteers
The Northamptonshire Regiment (48/58) from 48th Northamptonshire & 58th Rutlandshire Regiments. The Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) (49/66) from 49th PCOW Hertfordshire & 66th Berkshire Regiments. The Royal West Kent Regiment (The Queen's Own) (50/97) from 50th West Kent (The Queen's Own) & 97th Ulster. Regiments.
The South Yorkshire Regiment (TKOLI) (51/105) from 51st (2nd) Yorkshire, West Riding (KOLI) & 105th Madras Regiments. The Shropshire Regiment (Kings Light Infantry) (53/85) from 53rd Shropshire & 85th Kings Regiment of Light Infantry. The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) (57/77) from 57th West Middlesex & 77th Middlesex Regiments.
The King's Royal Rifle Corps (60) The Wiltshire Regiment (DOE) (62/99) from 62nd Wiltshire Regiment & 99th DOE Lanarkshire The Manchester Regiment (63/96) from 63rd West Suffolk & 96th Manchester Regiments.
The South Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales) (64/98) from the 64th (2nd Staffordshire) & 98th Prince of Wales Regiments. The York & Lancaster Regiment (65/84) from the 65th (2nd Yorkshire, North Riding) & 84th (York & Lancaster) Regiments. The Durham Light Infantry (68/106) from 68th Durham Light Infantry & 106th Bombay Light Infantry.
The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
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