Category: Life Guards

Categories: British Army

The Life Guards is the senior regiment of the British Army and part of the Household Cavalry.

The Life Guards grew from the four troops of Horse Guards raised by Charles II in the middle of the 17th C., plus two troops of Horse Grenadier Guards. These units first saw action during the Third Anglo-Dutch War in 1672 and then at the Battle of Sedgemoor during the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685.

In 1788, the 1st and 2nd troops, along with the two troops of Horse Grenadier Guards, were reorganised into two regiments, the 1st and 2nd Regiments of Life Guards (from 1877, simply called 1st Life Guards and 2nd Life Guards).

In 1922, the two Regiments were amalgamated into the Life Guards.


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Person Profiles (18)

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23 May 1934 Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom - 27 Nov 2012
Living Assheton

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abt 29 Oct 1852 Scotland, United Kingdom - abt 12 Apr 1935 photo

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02 Apr 1827 London, England - 26 Nov 1864

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24 Jul 1869 London, England, United Kingdom - 03 Mar 1943

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1900 Croydon, Surrey, England - 1956

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25 Nov 1928 Hewlett, Nassau, New York, United States - 04 Mar 2018 photo

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30 Jan 1890 London, England - 29 May 1968
24 Mar 1882 England - 27 Mar 1943 photo

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15 Mar 1895 Cork, County Cork, Ireland - 29 Sep 1976

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abt 1793 England - bef 09 Oct 1819

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01 Sep 1892 - 14 Oct 1914

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Living Tarling

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26 May 1851 - 20 Apr 1929
03 Jan 1829 - 01 Mar 1916
02 May 1807 - 22 Apr 1859

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26 Oct 1927 - 31 Jul 2017




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