This Day In History

  • 1815 Battle of Waterloo. The 30th and 40th Regiments (later the 1st Battalions of the East Lancashire and South Lancashire Regiments respectively) gain glory on the field of one of the most decisive battles in history.
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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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