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2nd / 14th 2nd Battalion Buckinghamshire Regiment of Foot 1867 - 1870

This Regiment is one of the few Regiments with more than 2 Battalions. The 14th had 3 Battalions. The 2nd Battalion served in Australia

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Known as ( nickname)................................................... " The Old & Bold" , " Calvert's Lot", "The Rugged and Tough"

Facings............................................................................ BUFF

Braided Lace.................................................................. Gold

Service in Australia ....................................................... 2nd Battalion of the 14th Regiment arrived in 1867, seeing service in Tasmania, Sydney ,Victoria & Swan River.

Deployment as............................................................... 23 Detachments of convict guards;

Commanding Officer.......................................................Lieut. Colonel W. C. Trevor



14th Regimental colours 1845

14th 2nd Battalion Buckinghamshire Regiment of Foot Museum http://www.armymuseums.org.uk/amot-search/default.asp?Category=AMOT&Service=Museum-Display#

Weapons used by the 2/14th Regiment

Surnames of the 2/14th Regiment soldiers who stayed

Representation of the 14th Regiment Uniform

Ships the 14th Regiment sailed on

This Regiment began its military term in 1688 in Kent but was known only as the Colonel Sir Edward Hale's Regiment of Foot. The following is a history of many name changes.

1688..... Colonel Sir Edward Hale's Regiment of Foot

1751..... 14th Regiment of Foot

1782..... 14th ( Bedfordshire) Regiment of Foot

1809..... 14th ( Buckinghamshire) Regiment of Foot

1876...... 14th ( Buckinghamshire , The Prince of Wales Own ) Regiment of Foot. This title was retained until 1881

1881......The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Foot .This title was retained until 1920

1920...... 14th West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales Own )

1958.......Merged with East Yorkshire Regiment and became The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire

 

Some publications have stated the 1st Battalion served in Australia, and in fact a lot of the record we came across stated "Soldiers of the 1st Battalion" but we have been able to find records that states the 2nd Battalion served in Australia. We also note that no mention at this time as been found of the 3rd Battalion. even though this Battalion did exist.

1685.06.22 Sir Edward Hales's Regiment of Foot raised at Canterbury; also known until 1751 by the names of other colonels
1751.07.01 14th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 14th (the Bedfordshire) Regiment of Foot
1809.05 14th (the Buckinghamshire) Regiment of Foot exchanged county titles with 16th Foot
1876.06.06 14th (Buckinghamshire - The Prince of Wales's Own) Regiment of Foot (named for the future King Edward VII)
1881.07.01 The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) reorganised as the county regiment of West Yorkshire, encompassing also its Militia and Volunteer infantry [see below]
1921.01.01 The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own)
1958.04.25 amalgamated with The East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own), to form The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire

 

 

References
Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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