This Day In History

1805 Malta. Private William Williams, 81st Regiment (later 2nd Loyals)  stabbed and killed by Giovanni Vassallo following an argument about non payment for wine.
1831 After 12 years of duty on the island, 82nd Foot (later 2nd South Lancashires) embarks at Port Louis, Mauritius, under orders for England.
1899 2nd Boer War. Ordered South to the war,1st South Lancashires depart Fulwood Barracks, Preston
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Chapter 2 – THE SEVEN YEARS WAR 1756-63

Louisburg. In 1758 the 40th and 47th won their first battle honours for the reduction of the French fortress of Louisburg, where the 47th gained the nickname “Wolfe’s Own”.

Quebec. On 17th September 1759 the 47th and the Grenadier Company of the 40th earned great distinction in the decisive battle of Quebec. The battle is commemorated annually by the Regiment, who also wear black in memory of General Wolfe’s death at the moment of victory. The 40th took part in the capture of Montreal, 1760.

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