This Day In History

1826 Bhurtpore, India. After a 3-week siege, the Grenadier Company of the 59th Foot (later 2nd East Lancashires) leads the rest of the Regiment into and up the breach in the massive city walls caused by exploding a mine under them. After many hours of hand-to-hand fighting on the ramparts and in the streets, the city falls.
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Chapter 4 – FIRST COUNTY TITLES 1782

On the 31st August 1782 the regiments were given county titles “Which may at all times be useful towards recruiting”. The new titles were:

  • 30th (The Cambridgeshire Regiment)
  • 40th ( 2nd Somersetshire Regiment)
  • 47th (The Lancashire Regiment)
  • 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire Regiment)

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