51st & 105th Regiments/King's Own Yorkshire Infantry/Light Infantry/The Rifles
Below is some genealogy information on the 51st & 105th Regiments, King's Own Yorkshire Infantry, Light Infantry and The Rifles of the British army that may help searches for military ancestors.
Description: The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) formed in 1881 following an amalgamation of the 53 Regiment of Foot and the 105th (Madras Light Infantry) Regiment. They saw action during the Boer Wars, fighting at Belmont and Graspan, Magersfontein and Modder RiverModder River. During the First World War they fought across the Western and Italian fronts at battles such as Mons, Le Cateau, the 1st battle of Ypres, the 2nd battle of Ypres, Loos, Mount Sorrel, the Somme (1916), the Hindenburg Line, Arras, Passchendaele, the 1st battle of the Somme (1918), the advance in Flanders and Vittorio Veneto. During the Second World War they fought across the Western, Norwegian, Italian and Far-Eastern fronts, fighting in the invasion of Italy. In 1968 they amalgamated with the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry and the Durham Light Infantry, forming the Light Infantry Regiment. In 2007 they amalgamated with the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry and the Royal Green Jackets, forming The Rifles. Their nickname is The Koylis.
- Boer war: Belmont and Graspan
- Boer war: Magersfontein
- Boer war: Modder River
- WWI: Mons
- WWI: Le Cateau
- WWI: 1st battle of Ypres
- WWI: 2nd battle of Ypres
- WWI: Loos
- 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
- WWI: Vittorio Veneto
- WWII: Invasion of Italy
- Robert Clarkson. Private. Died 15 September 1916. Theatre: France & Flanders.
- Wikipedia: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
- Origins and development of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
- King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry museum