17th Regiment/Leicestershire/Royal Leicestershire/East Anglian Brigade/Royal Anglian Regiment
Below is some genealogy information on the 17th Regiment, Leicestershire, Royal Leicestershire, East Anglian Brigade and the Royal Anglian Regiment of the British army that may help searches for military ancestors.
Description: Formed in 1688. They saw action in the War of the Spanish Succession. In 1751 they were renamed the 17th Regiment of Foot. They saw action in the American War of Independence. In 1782 they were renamed the 17th (Leicestershire) Regiment of Foot. They saw action in the Crimean War, fighting at the Siege of Sevastapol. In 1881 they were renamed The Leicestershire Regiment. They saw action in the Boer Wars, fighting at Ladysmith and Talana Hill. During the First World War they fought across the French and Middle Eastern fronts at battles such as 1st battle of Ypres, Loos, the Somme (1916), the Hindenburg Line and Cambrai. During the Second World War they fought across the Western, African and Far Eastern fronts. In 1946 they were renamed The Royal Leicestershire Regiment. In 1948 they became part of the Forester Brigade along with The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, The Royal Lincolnshire and The Sherwood Foresters. It was disolved in 1963 with the Royal Leicesters and Royal Lincolns becoming part of the East Anglian Brigade. In 1964 the whole of the East Anglian Brigade was amalgamated forming The Royal Anglian Regiment. Their nickname is The Bengal Tigers, The Lillywhites or The Tigers.
- Crimean: Siege of Sevastapol
- Boer war: Ladysmith
- Boer war: Talana Hill
- WWI: 1st battle of Ypres
- WWI: Loos
- WWI: Somme (1916)
- WWI: Hindenburg Line
- WWI: Cambrai
- Robert Carr. Private. Died 22 March 1918. Theatre: France & Flanders.
- Charles Cavendish. Private. Died 2 July 1918. Theatre: France & Flanders.
- Stanley Tom Allen. Private. Died 14 July 1916. Theatre: France & Flanders.
- A history of the 17th Regiment, Leicestershire, Royal Leicestershire, East Anglian Brigade and Royal Anglian regiments.
- Green Tiger: online Leicestershire regiment museum
- Wikipedia: Royal Leicestershire regiment