Category: Royal Welch Fusiliers

Categories: 23rd Regiment of Foot | British Army in World War I



Royal Welch Fusiliers The Regiment was founded in 1689 as part of the drive, by William, Prince of Orange, to remove James II. (VII of Scotland) as King - "The Glorious Revolution". In 1690 it was deployed to France to take part in the imminent war with France. The regiment was originally numbered the 23rd Regiment of Foot.


Amalgamation

It is one of only five line infantry regiments never to have been amalgamated in its entire history, the others being The Royal Scots, The Green Howards, The Cheshire Regiment, and The King's Own Scottish Borderers.

However, in 2004, as part of the restructuring of the infantry, the Royal Welch Fusiliers merged with the Royal Regiment of Wales to form the Royal Welsh.

Sources:

  • The Regimental Records of the British Army; John Farmer;

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Person Profiles (8)

13 Sep 1889 Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom - 07 Jun 1947 photo
1898 Abertillery, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom - 24 Oct 1952
26 Nov 1896 Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom - 1972
23 Jul 1868 Theberton, Suffolk, England - 26 Apr 1915 photo
14 Jul 1885 London, England, United Kingdom - 13 Apr 1915
abt Jan 1883 Islington, London, England, United Kingdom - 30 Sep 1918 photo
25 Nov 1898 Neath, Glamorgan, Wales - Oct 1975
1908 - 1936 photo




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