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Notes: This collection consists primarily of uniforms from after the reforms of 1881. all regiments after 25th have a 2nd number that indicates the regiment that it combined with. Regiments 1-25 already had 2 Batallions. After the 25th there were 2 Batallions combined.

After 1922, only 3 Irish infantry regiments remained of the original 8, two Fusilier regiments and one Rifle regiment. The other 5 were disbanded in 1922 when the Irish Free State was founded. Scottish regiments are separated due to the uniqueness and collectibility of the uniforms, particularly the Highland regiments.

Source: Swinson, Arthur, ed. A Register of the Regiments and Corps of the British Army: The ancestry of the regiments and corps of the Regular Establishment. London: The Archive Press, 1972. Print.


Catalog #Regiment NameNotes
[145-1RS][Scottish Infantry]
Royal Scots
142-2QR The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) Queen's
142-3BH The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)Buff Howards
142-4KOR The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)Barrell's Blues
[143-5RNF] [Fusiliers - Northumberland {Keith Taylor}]
142-6RW Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Became Fusiliers after 1963) R Warwicks
[143-7RFL] [Fusiliers - Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)]
142-8KR The King's Regiment (Liverpool)"Leather Hats"
142-9NR The Norfolk Regiment (1935 became The Royal Norfolk Regiment) "Norfolk Howards"
142-10LR The Lincolnshire RegimentLincoln
142-11DR The Devonshire RegimentDevon
142-12SR The Suffolk Regiment Suffolk
[144-13SLI] [Light Infantry] The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's)
142-14WYR The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own)W York
142-15EYR The East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own)E York
142-16BHR The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (Hertfordshire added after 1919)Bedford
142-17RLR The Royal Leicestershire RegimentLeicester
142-18RIRThe Royal Irish Regiment - Disbanded 31 July 1922 R Irish
142-19GH Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment)
[143-20LR][Fusiliers - Lancashire Fusiliers]
[143-21RSF][Fusiliers - Royal Scots Fusiliers]
142-22CR The Cheshire RegimentThe Red Knights
[143-23RWF][Fusiliers - Royal Welch Fusiliers]
142-24SWB South Wales Borderers (SWB)Howard's Greens
[145-25KOSB] [Scottish - King's Own Scottish Borderers - KOSB]
[145-26-90SR] [Scottish - Cameronians - Scottish Rifles]
[143-27-108RIF] [Fusiliers - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers]
142-28-61GR The Gloucestershire Regiment "Gloucesters," "The Back Badges"
142-29-36WR The Worcestershire Regiment - Combined with 36th (Herefordshire) in 1881Worcester
142-30-59CR The East Lancashire Regiment - Combined 30th (Cambridgeshire) & 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) in 1881"Lancs"
142-31-70ESR The East Surrey Regiment - Combined 31st (Huntingdonshire) & 70th (Surrey) in 1881 E Surrey
[144-32-46DCLI] [Light Infantry - Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry - DCLI ]
142-33-76DWR The Duke of Wellington's Regiment - Combined 33rd (Duke of Wellington's) & 76th in 1881DWR
142-34-55BR The Border Regiment - Combined 34th (Cumberland) & 55th (Westmoreland) in 1881
142-35-107RSR The Royal Sussex Regiment - Combined 35th (Royal Sussex) and 107th (Bengal Infantry) in 1881
142-37-67RHR The Royal Hampshire Regiment - Combined 37th (North Hampshire) & 67th (South Hampshire) in 1881
142-38-80SSR The South Staffordshire - Combined 38th (1st Staffordshire) & 80th (Staffordshire Volunteers) in 1881 "S Staff"
142-39-54DR The Dorsetshire Regiment - Combined 39th (Dorsetshire) & 54th (West Norfolk) in 1881. Renamed in 1951 to The Dorset Regiment.Dorset
142-40-82SLR The South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers) - Combined with 40th (2nd Somersetshire) & 82nd (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) in 1881."S Lancs"
142-41-69WR The Welch Regiment - Combined 41st (The Welsh) & 69th (South Lincolnshire) in 1881.
[145-42-73BWRH ] [Scottish - Blackwatch (Royal Highland Regiment)]
[144-43-52OBLI] [Light Infantry - Oxford & Bucks]
142-44-56ERThe Essex Regiment - Combined 44th (East Essex) & 56th (West Essex) in 1881. Essex
142-45-95SFND The Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regiment) "Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire" after 1902. - Combined 45th (Nottinghamshire Regiment) Sherwood Foresters & 95th Derbyshire "Notts & Derby"
142-47-81LNL The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) after 1921. Combined 47th (Lancashire) & 81st (Loyal Lincoln Volunteers) in 1881. "N Lancs," "Loyals"
142-48-58NR The Northamptonshire Regiment. Combined 48th (Northamptonshire) & 58th (Rutlandshire) in 1881.
142-49-66PCBR Princess Charlotte of Wales's Berkshire Regiment - Combined 49th Princess Charlotte of Wales's Hertfordshire & 66th (Berkshire) in 1881. Became The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) in 1921.Royal Berkshire
142-50-97RWK The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment - Combined 50th (The Queen's Own) & 97th (Earl of Ulster's) in 1881 "R W Kent"
[144-51-105KOYLI] [Light Infantry - King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry - KOYLI]
[144-53-85KSLI] [Light Infantry - King's Shropshire Light Infantry]
142-57-77MDCThe Middlesex (Duke of Cambridge's Own) - Combined with the 77th (East Middlesex) in 1881. Middlesex, ""The Die-Hards," "The Steel Backs"
[146-60KRRC] [Rifles - King's Royal Riffle Corps - KRRC]Green Jackets
142-62-99WR The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's) - Combined 62nd (Wiltshire) & 99th (Duke of Edinburgh's) in 1881.Wilts
142-63-96MR The Manchester Regiment - Combined 63rd (West Suffolk) & 96th in 1881. "The Bloodsuckers"
142-64-98NSR The North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's) - Combined 64th (2nd Staffordshire) & 98th (Prince of Wales's) in 1881."N Staffs," "The Black Knots"
142-65-84 York and Lancaster Regiment - Combined the 65th (2nd Yorkshire, North Riding) & 84th (York and Lancaster) in 1881. Y+LR, "The Royal Tigers"
[144-68-106DLI] [Light Infantry - Durham]
[145-71-74HLI] [Scottish Infantry] The Highland Light Infantry "Glasgow Poison Dwarves," "Pig & Whistle," "Glesca Keelies" "HLI"
[145-72-78SH ] [Scottish - Seaforth]
[145-75-92GH] [Scottish - Gordon Highlanders]
[145-79QOCH] Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders - QOCH
[146-83-86RUR] Royal Ulster Rifles after 31 July 1922 (Royal Irish Rifles)
[143-87-89PVRI] [Fusiliers - Royal Irish Fusiliers]
142-88-94CR Connaught Rangers - Combined 88th (Connaught Rangers) & 94th in 1881. [Mutinied in 1920 as part of Irish Rebellion. Disbanded 31 July 1922 before the partition of Ireland & creation of Irish Free State]"The Devil's Own"
[145-91-93ASH] [Scottish - Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders - A+SH]
142-100-109PWRC former Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) - Disbanded 31 July 1922
[143-101-104RMF] former Royal Munster Fusiliers - Disbanded 31 July 1922
[143-102-103RDF] former Royal Dublin Fusiliers - (Irish; Disbanded 31 July 1922)


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