On 1 July 1881, the 51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding The King's Own Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot merged with the 105th (Madras Light Infantry) Regiment, to become The King's Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire … During the Second Afghan War (1878-80), it fought at Ali Masjid (1878) in the Khyber. Simply enter your email address below to start receiving our monthly email newsletter. 51st (2nd Yorkshire, West Riding) Light Infantry at Waterloo June 1815 by Brian Palmer. British Army Officer's Helmet/Shako Badge (1837-1881), KOYLI 51st Regiment. The entire regiment then took part in the Umbeyla (1863) and Jowaki (1877) Expeditions on the North West Frontier. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Officers of the 51st King's Own Light Infantry on Sultan Tarra in the Khyber Pass, 1878. 97th Brigade / 32nd Division. Originally named The King's Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire Regiment), this unit was formed by merging the 26 October 1915 : sailed from Marseilles for Salonika, arriving 7 December. Initially numbered 53, it rose to 51 the following year after the two intervening regiments were disbanded. Its first overseas action was in 1757 during the Seven Years War (1756-63), when it joined the failed raid on the French port of Rochefort. This infantry unit was raised for the East India Company’s army in 1839, but joined the British Army in 1862. Officers of the 51st King's Own Light Infantry after the capture of Ali Masjid British and Indian Regiments: British Regiments: 10th Hussars, now the King’s Royal Hussars *. 167 names . This infantry unit was originally part of the army of the East India Company, but transferred to the British Army in 1862. This remained on home service for 10 years before being disbanded. It became part of The King’s Own Light Infantry during the 1881 reforms. The National Army Museum works together with Regimental and Corps Museums across the country to help provide a network of military museums for everyone to visit and enjoy. 1809became the 51st (2nd Yorkshire, West Riding) Regiment of Light Infantry This infantry unit was formed during the 1881 Army reforms. The regiment saw more success in Germany in the following two years, fighting at Minden (1759), Corbach (1760) and Warburg (1760). The 51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding) Regiment of Foot was a British Army line infantry regiment, raised in 1755. The KOYLI badge is described as a French Horn with a White Rose of York in the twist. In 1763, it was posted to Ireland for the first time on a seven-year deployment. Glengarry badge, other ranks, 51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding) or The King's Own Light Infantry, 1874-1881. Under the Childers Reforms of 1881, it was amalgamated into The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1/4th Battalion. Its links to West Yorkshire were formalised shortly afterwards when it was one of two regiments associated with the West Riding. 16 January 1915 : landed at Le Havre. Officer's sword, 51st Light Infantry, c1809. Detachments of the regiment served during the Indian Mutiny (1857-59). It landed back in England in June 1814, before sailing for Belgium in March the following year and serving at Waterloo (1815). In 1968, the regiment was amalgamated with the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry, the King's Shropshire Light Infantry and the Durham Light Infantry to form The Light Infantry, which in … By creating an account you agree to us emailing you with newsletters and discounts, which you can switch off in your account at any time, 2 million exclusive records, found only on our site, Records transcribed in the UK for maximum accuracy, 1 on 1 Personal assistance from military photo and document experts, Access to Orbats mapping tool, allowing you to trace your WW1 ancestors steps. 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