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1st / 80th Foot (Staffordshire Volunteers) Regiment

1836 - 1844

 

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The Regiment
Known as (nickname).................................................Staffordshire Knots
Facings.........................................................................YELLOW
Braided Lace...............................................................Gold
Service in Australia ....................................................London 30th January 1835 the 80th Regiment Arrived Sydney 1st October 1834 . This comprised of only the first detachment. The remainder of the detachments sailed over the next 6 years, with the last sailing from Sheerness 10th July 1840 Arrived Sydney 18th November 1840 . Detachments were deployed to Norfolk Island and some to New Zealand. Eventually reuniting in Sydney in 1844, the Regiment sailed for India on the 12th of August 1844.
A list of the ships the 80th came out on: Lady
Deployment as............................................................... 16 detachments of convict guards;
Kennaway, Capt Cook, Lady Nugent, Henry Porcher, Bengal Merchant, Earl Grey, St Vincent, Eden, John, Norfolk, Francis Charlotte, Sarah Prince George, Mangles, Blenheim, Heber,
Commanding Officer......................................................Lieut. Colonel N. Baker
 
Surnames of the 80th Regiment soldiers who stayed
Weapons used by the 80th Regiment
Ships the 80th Regiment sailed on
Representation of the 80th Regiment Uniform
Some information about Morton Bay Penal Settlement

80th Regimental Museum




The Regiment came in to being in 1758 . During this year it was given the name the 80th (Light Armed) Regiment of Foot. The following is a history of the Regiments name changes.
During the year 1764 the Regiment was disbanded , but reformed in 1778 as the 80th (Royal Edinburgh Volunteers), again disbanded in 1790. Once again the Regiment was recalled to duty in 1793, when it was also renamed the 80th (Staffordshire Volunteers) Regiment of Foot, a name it retained until 1881.
 
1705.....Lillingstone's Regiment of Foot
1751.....38th Foot
1758.....80th (Light Armed) Regiment of Foot.
1764.....Disbanded
1778.....80th (Royal Edinburgh Volunteers).
1790.....Disbanded
1793.....80th (Staffordshire Volunteers) Regiment of Foot.
1881.....2nd Battalion the South Staffordshire Regiment.
Amalgamation.....Now forms part of the Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's)
 
References
Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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