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1758 30th Foot (later 1st East Lancashires) sails from Spithead as part of an amphibious force detailed to raid and destroy the port of Cherbourg.
1857 2 Companies (117 officers and men) of the 59th Foot (later 2nd East Lancashires), embark at Singapore for Calcutta, India, where the Mutiny has broken out. Survivors of the wreck of their transport HMS Transit, they had been in Singapore for 6 days, awaiting onward transportation to their Regiment in Hong Kong, when they were diverted.  
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Chapter 9 – WAR WITH THE UNITED STATES 1812-1814

Peace in Europe brought no respite from campaigning, for the 40th, 81st and 82nd were at once dispatched to North America where the 82nd repelled an attack on Canada at the battle of Niagara, 1814

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