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2nd / 51st Foot (Yorkshire , West Riding) Light Infantry Regiment

1838 - 1846

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The Regiments
Known as (nickname)................................................... " The Koylis "
Facings............................................................................ GREEN
Braided Lace.................................................................. Gold
Service in Australia ....................................................... , The first detachment left Gravesend for Dublin in 1837 on board the " Neptune "sailing for Tasmania. From Tasmania several detachments sailed for Western Australia , Swan River and King George Town. More divisions of the Regiment sailed on the " Runnymede " in 1839 The Regiment left in 1846 to serve to Bengal.
Deployment as............................................................... 23 Detachments of convict guards;
Commanding Officer......................................................Lieut. Colonel W. H. Elliot
 
Photo was supplied by Elna Chapman The only known original Shako Plate in Australia
 
Surnames of the 2/51st Regiment Soldiers who stayed
 
Ships the 51st Regiment sailed on
 
Weapons used by the 51st Regiment
Representation of the 51st Regiment Uniform
This Regiment began its military term in 1754 but was know only as the 51st (American Provincials) Regiment of Foot .
The following is a history of many name changes.
1754......(American Provincials) Regiment of Foot
1775......Disbanded
1775......Renamed the 53rd Regiment of Foot
1757......Renumbered 51st Regiment of Foot
1782......Renamed 51st (2nd Yorkshire) West Riding ) Light Infantry Regiment
1821......Named both 51st (2nd Yorkshire) (West Riding ) Light Infantry Regiment and The King's Own Light Infantry Regiment
1881......1st Battalion of The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Present.....Forms part of The Light Infantry
 
References
Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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