32nd Foot/32nd & 46th Regiments/Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry/Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry/Light Infantry/The Rifles
Below is some genealogy information on the 32nd Foot, 32nd & 46th Regiments, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry, Light Infantry and The Rifles of the British army that may help searches for military ancestors.
Description: Formed in 1881 by amalgamating the 32nd (Cornwall Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot and the 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot. They saw action in the Boer Wars, fighitng at Paardenburg. During the First World War they fought across the Western, Italian, Greek, Far Eastern, African and Middle Eastern fronts at battles such as Mons, Le Cateau, the 1st battle of Ypres, the 2nd battle of Ypres, Mount Sorrel, the Somme (1916), the Hindenburg Line, Arras, Passchendaele, the 1st battle of the Somme (1918) and the Advance in Flanders. During the Second World War they fought on the Western front. In 1959 they merged with the Somerset Light Infantry, forming the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry. In 1968 they merged with The King's Own Yorkshire Infantry, the Durham Light Infantry and the King's Shropshire Light Infantry. In 2005 they merged with the The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment, The Royal Green Jackets and the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, forming The Rifles. Their nickname is The Doc's, The Lacedemonians or The Red Feathers.
- WWI: Mons
- WWI: Le Cateau
- WWI: 1st battle of Ypres
- WWI: 2nd battle of Ypres
- WWI: Mount Sorrel
- WWI: Somme (1916)
- WWI: Hindenburg Line
- WWI: Arras
- WWI: 3rd battle of Ypres
- WWI: 1st battle of the Somme (1918)
- WWI: Advance in Flanders
- Douglas Tremayne. Lieutenant. In service.
- Arthur Stanley Linsell. Private. Died 12 October 1918. Theatre: France & Flanders.