Category: 19th (The 1st Yorkshire North Riding) Regiment of Foot

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19th (The 1st Yorkshire North Riding) Regiment of Foot

The 19th (The 1st Yorkshire North Riding) Regiment of Foot was a British Army Regiment of the line raised in November 1688 as Colonel Francis Luttrell's Regiment of Foot. It was numbered 19th Foot in 1751.

In 1782, the 19th Regiment of Foot became The 19th (1st Yorkshire, North Riding) Regiment of Foot.

In 1875, following the marriage in 1863 of Princess Alexandra of the Royal House of Denmark to Edward Prince of Wales, the regiment became The 19th (1st Yorkshire, North Riding — Princess of Wales's Own) Regiment of Foot.

On 1 July 1881, the name was changed to The Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). In 1902, it became The Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own).

In 1920 The Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own) became The Green Howards (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment).



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