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TAUNTON BURMAH 1885-86-87 (BURMA) WAR MEMORIAL

Burmah 1885-6-7 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Archie Needs 2015

This Burma War Memorial stands to the north of Market House on the A3027, Taunton, Somerset . The memorial is to the dead of Prince Albert's Somersetshire Light Infantry. The memorial commemorates the Third Burmese War 1885-86-87. It takes the form of an Ashlar Celtic cross with a tapering shaft standing on a plinth of three high steps, Cross and shaft are decorated with chubby Celtic detail, mostly interlace with some foliage panels on south side. Names of main battle honours including Egypt, Burmah, Azim Curh, and Jellalabad are carved in thick letters towards the base. Full battle losses given by inset lead letters. It was relocated to its present location in 1996.

During the Third Anglo-Burmese War (1885–87), Colonel Knox-Leet commanded the Somerset Light Infantry's 2nd Battalion, of which 144 men lost their lives in battle. Their names are listed on the Burma Memorial; this was the 2nd Battalion's first operation. Knox-Leet was eventually promoted to Major General.

Photograph Copyright © Archie Needs 2015

IN MEMORY OF
THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISIONED OFFICERS, ENSIGNS AND PRIVATES OF THE
2ND BATTALION, THE THIRTEENTH , THE PRINCE ALBERT’S SOMERSETSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY IN THE 3RD BURMESE WAR
1885 – 86 – 87. ERECTED BY THE COLONEL, GENERAL LORD MARK KERR, C.B. AND THEIR
COMRADES OF THE 4 BATTALIONS OF THE REGIMENT, IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE

BRADSHAW Frank Boyd
Major, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Shaftesbury Road, Southsea, Hampshire. Died 30 July 1886 at Ningyan, Upper Burma. Aged 37. Appears in Army List August 1878, 13th (1st Somersetshire Prince Albert's Light Infantry) as a Lieutenant (Adjutant). Born 1848. In the 1861 census he was aged 12, son of Robert Augustus and Augusta Julia Bradshaw, born Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, resident 3, Lansdown Place West, Walcot, Bath, Somerset. His birth was registered in the October to December Quarter 1848 in the Cheltenham Registration District, Gloucestershire. He was married in 1881 to either Frances Sophia Pitman or Catherine Douglas Nunn, in the Portsea Registration District, Hampshire.

Extract from the National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1887:

BRADSHAW Frank. 15 October. The Will of Frank Bradshaw late of Bath in the ounty of Somerset a Major in the 2nd Battalion Somersetshire Light Infantry who died 30 July 1886 at Ningyan, Upper Burma was proved at the Principal Registry by catherine Douglas Bradshaw of 9 Shaftesbury-road Southsea in the County of Southampton Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. Personal Estate £471 18s.

COOPER Richard
Major, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Uxbridge Road, Surbiton, Surrey. Died 27 December 1886 at or near Yemethen, Upper Burma. Appears in Army List August 1878, 13th (1st Somersetshire Prince Albert's Light Infantry) as a Lieutenant.

Extract from the National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1887:

COOPER Richard. 14 March. The Will of Richard Cooper late a Major in the Somersetshire Regiment of Her Majesty's Army who died 27 December 1886 at or near Yemethen, Upper Burma was proved at the Principal Registry by Elizabeth Sara Cooper of 28 Russell-road Kensington in the County of Middlesex Widow the Mother the sole Executrix. Personal Estate £3,254 12s. 7d.

WILBRAHAM Arthur George
Captain, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Northwick, Worcestershire. Died 21 July 1886 at Yewoom, Burma. Aged 30. Appears in Army List August 1878, 13th (1st Somersetshire Prince Albert's Light Infantry) as a Lieutenant. Born 1856. In the 1881 census he is list as Lieutenant, 1/13th Light Infantry, aged 25, umarried, born London, Middlesex, resident The Raglan Barracks, St Aubyn, Devonport, Devon. In the 1871 census he was aged 15, son of Roger W and Louisa Wilbraham, born London, Middlesex, resident High Street, Udney House, Teddington, Kingston, Surrey. In the 1861 census he is aged 5, son of Roger and Louisa Wilbraham, born Westminster, Middlesex, resident Rack Buildings, Marine Parade, South Bersted, Chichester, Sussex (his father was a Clerk In H M Treasury Whitehall). Born 17 February 1856, baptised 27 March 1856 in the parish of St Peter, Eaton Square, Pimlico; parents Rogerwilliam and Louisa Wilbraham.

Extract from the National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1887:

WILBRAHAM Arthur George Esq. 3 February. Administration of the Personal Estate of Arthur George Wilbraham late of Delamere House Northwich in the County of Chester Esquire a Captain in Her Majesty's Army a Bachelor who died 21 July 1886 at Yewoom in Burmah was granted at Chester to Roger William Wilbraham of Delamere House Esquire the Father and Next of Kin. Personal Estate £59 9s. 9d.

SHUBRICK Henry Thomas
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died 24 June 1886 at Thayamone in Burma. Aged 28. Resident, 93 Onslow Gardens, Kensington, Middlesex. Appears in Army List August 1878, 13th (1st Somersetshire Prince Albert's Light Infantry) as 2nd Lieutenant. From British India Office Wills of Soldiers he died 26 June 1886. Resident of Madras. Born Feb 1858, baptised 25 March 1858 at St Thmas Mount, madras, son of Louisa Mary Anne Rawdon and Charles John Shubrick. in the 1861 census he was aged 3, son of Charles J and Louisa M A R Shubrick, born East Indies, resident Queens Parade, 6, Ashfield, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Extract from the National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1886:

SHUBRICK Henry Thomas. 27 October. Administration of the Personal Estate of Henry Thomas Shubrick late of 93 Onslow-gardens in the County of Middlesex a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion Somersetshire Light Infantry a Bachelor who died 24 June 1886 at Thayamone in Burmah was granted at Principal Registry to Charles John Shubrick of 93 Onsolw-gardens Esquire the Father and Next of Kin. Personal Estate £85 6s. 4d.

ECKERSLEY Henry Francis
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Guiseley, Yorkshire. Died 13 November 1886 In Mandalay, Burma. Aged 23. Born 1863. Resident Standish. Executor of his will Nathanial Eckersley in Lancaster Court. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1853 in the Wigan Registration District, Lancashire. In the 1871 census he was aged 7, son of Nathaniel and Elisabeth Eckersley, born Lancashire, resident Carlton Cottage, Carlton, Wharfedale, Yorkshire. In the 1881 census he was aged 17, son of Nathaniel and Elisabeth Eckersley, born Wigan, Lancashire, resident Standish Hall, Standish with Langtree, Wigan, Lancashire.

Extract from the National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1887:

ECKERSLEY Henry Francis. 29 September. Administration of the Personal Estate of Henry Francis Eckersley late of Standish Hall Standish in the County of Lancaster a Lieutenant in Her Majesty's Army a Bachelor who died 143 November 1886 at Kettha near Ningyan in Burmah was granter at Lancaster to Nathaniel Eckersley of Standish Hall Esquire the Father and Next of Kin. Personal Estate £496. 6s. 5d.

CARGILL Thomas
Colour Sergeant, 1266, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Pimlico, Surrey.
EDWARDS John
Colour Sergeant 705, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, South Newton, Wiltshire.
JENNINGS Charles
Colour Sergeant 2201, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.
SILVESTER William
Colour Sergeant 1359, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Bath, Somerset.
BALE Richard
Sergeant 1779, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Doniford, Somerset.
GIBBONS Herbert H
Sergeant 2007, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.A.
LANGDON John
Sergeant 525, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.
LEDGARDE Alfred
Sergeant 1505, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire.
LEE Henry
Sergeant 331, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, 50 Denmark Street, Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland.
McCULLOUGH William
Sergeant 68, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Shankhill Road, Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland.
SHERWOOD Frederick
Sergeant 2073, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.
BARBER Charles
Corporal 263, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Bath, Somerset.
RENDALL George
Corporal 2055, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, South Perrott, Somerset.
DAY Frank
Bugler 1, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Taunton, Somerset.
WOODAND John
Bugler 1307, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Westport, Somerset.
ADDICOTT Charles
Private 504, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Langford, Somerset.
ANDREWS Joseph
Private 692, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Woolstones, Southampton, Hampshire.
ARBUCKLE Thomas
Private 985, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Water Side, Londonderry, Co Derry, Ireland.
BERRY Richard
Private 57, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Broomfield, Somerset.
BOND Benjamin
Private 694, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Carhampton, Somerset.
BRETT William
Private 1335, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Yeovil, Somerset.
BROOKS George
Private 202, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Bath, Somerset.
BROWN James
Private 3251, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Wellington, Somerset.
BROWN William
Private 369, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, 5 Macklin Street, Holborn, Middlesex.
BULLEN Alfred E
Private 951, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Kingston, Surrey.
BULPITT Joseph
Private 256, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.
BURNETT James
Private 1848, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Broomfield Park Cottages, Southgate, Middlesex.
BUTTON William
Private 365, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Dunkerton, Somerset.
CABLE Charles
Private 453, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, South Petherton, Somerset.
CABLE Henry
Private 2024, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, High Ham, Somerset.
CARTER Samuel
Private 852, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Walcot, Bath, Somerset.
CHESTER Frank
Private 97, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Hardington, Somerset.
CLARKE William
Private 1443, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Bridgwater, Somerset.
CLAYDON Edward
Boy 1168, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Queens Street, London.
CLOTHIER William
Private 922, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Twerton, Bath, Somerset.
COLLINS Jessie
Private 400, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Exbury, Upton, Gloucestershire.
COLLINS John
Private 669, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Canterbury, Kent.
COMPTON Edwin
Private 687, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Newport, Glamorgan, Wales.
COURTICE Joseph
Private 642, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.
COURTNEY John
Private 708, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.
COX Frank
Private 2079, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Pilton, Somerset.
COX James
Private 526, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Long Sutton, Somerset.
CREED Henry
Private 211, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Bruton, Somerset.
CRIDDLE John
Private 1838, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.
CROSS Frederick
Private 446, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Yeovil, Somerset.
CULLING Bazilla
Private 556, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Barton St David, Somerset.
DAY John
Private 12, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
DAYMAN John
Private 482, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Yeovil, Somerset.
DUECATELL George
Private 841, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, East Street, Chatham, Kent.
DEAN Joseph
Private 2001, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, 5 St Georges Place, Taunton, Somerset.
DONNELLY William
Private 770, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.
FRANCIS Albert
Private 13, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Wraxall, Somerset.
FRANKS John
Private 592, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Hemyock, Devon.
GADD J
Private 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.
GARDNER Benjamin
Private 1747, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Aston, Oxfordshire.
GARRETT Albert
Private 476, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, East Chinnock, Somerset.
GERRISH Albert
Private 324, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Bath, Somerset.
GOODE James M W
Private 1323, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Camberwell, Surrey.
GOODING James
Private 363, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Glastonbury, Somerset.
GOVERD Samuel
Private 1974, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Bruton, Somerset.
GUEST Harry
Private 966, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Kidderminster, Worcestershire.
HALL Robert
Private 2206, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Bruton, Somerset.
HARDING William
Private 873, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Cardiff, Glamorgan, WAL.
HARP Charles
Private 511, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Somerset.
HARVEY James
Private 1381, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Belfast, Co Antrim, IRE.
HAWKINS John
Private 2215, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Yeovil, Somerset.
HAWKINS William H
Private 318, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Stafford, Staffordshire.
HICKS George
Private 106, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Walcot, Bath, Somerset.
HILL James
Private 958, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire.
HOARE Richard
Private 383, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, 20 Wilton Street, Taunton, Somerset.
HOLBROOK Henry
Private 1998, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Pensford, Somerset.
HUNT Arthur
Private 2077, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Frome, Somerset.
HUNT Thomas
Private 510, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Thatcham, Berkshire.
HUTTON John
Private 220, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Wells, Somerset.
JAMES William
Private 669, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, St James, Bath, Somerset.
JEANS Maurice
Private 996, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Stalbridge, Dorset.
JEFFERIES William
Private 340, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Beaminster, Dorset.
JENKINS Thomas
Private 1013, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Bilth, Breconshire, Wales.
JOHNSON George
Private 302, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.
KYLE David
Private 823, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, 6 Farnesworth Street, Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland.
LANE W
Private 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.
LEATHERBY George
Private 536, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Stoke St Gregory, Somerset.
LEWIS Samuel
Private 540, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Somerton, Somerset.
LEWIS William
Private 695, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Bath, Somerset.
LINHAM Edwin
Private 620, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Street, Somerset.
MATTHEWS William
Private 50, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Ilminster, Somerset.
McGILTON James
Private 830, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Holywood, Co Down, Ireland.
McLOUGHLIN Michael
Private 1803, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Ballymena, Co Galway, Ireland.
MILES John
Private 816, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales.
MULLENS Alfred
Private 965, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Walcot, Bath, Somerset.
NORTH Eli
Private 522, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Churchstanton, Somerset.
OWENS James
Private 235, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, May, Co Tyrone, Ireland.
PARSONS Alfred J
Private 390, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Wincanton, Somerset.
PERRY Arthur
Private 786, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Wiltshire.
PERROTT Henry
Private 464, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Long Load, Somerton, Somerset.
PETHERAM George
Private 247, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Churchill, Somerset.
PHIPPS William
Private 506, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.
PICKETT John
Private 385, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Luckington, Wiltshire.
PLANT Anthony
Private 1781, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Dorley, Shropshire.
POWELL Harry
Private 1049, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Harburn, Staffordshire.
PURCHASE Frederick
Private 1440, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Sherborne, Dorset.
QUICK George
Private 21, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Combe St Nicholas, Somerset.
RICKETTS Charles
Private 1007, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Shaftesbury, Wiltshire.
ROBERTS Alfred
Private 1473, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Blandford, Dorset.
ROLFE George
Private 1720, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Kingsclere Common, Berkshire.
SALTER William
Private 251, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Hemyock, Devon.
SAMWAYS Walter
Private 182, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Wayford, Somerset.
SANSOM Walter H
Private 444, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Churchstanton, Somerset.
SEER Ernest
Private 767, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Bath, Somerset.
SHEEN Joseph E
Private 2167, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Bath, Somerset.
SHUKER John
Private 957, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Halesowen, Worcestershire.
SIMS John
Private 859, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Bedminster, Somerset.
SIRL John
Private 269, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Somerset.
SLAUGHTER George
Private 857, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Bath, Somerset.
SMALE William
Private 589, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.
SMITH John
Private 391, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Walcot, Bath, Somerset.
SOUTHWOOD Frederick
Private 2038, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Ashbrittle, Somerset.
SPARROW Charles
Private 989, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Huntsham, Somerset.
SPIERS Frederick
Private 918, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Cropthorne, Worcestershire.
SPILLER Thomas
Private 314, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, 42 Eastbourne Row, Taunton, Somerset.
SPILLER William
Private 71, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, North Curry, Somerset.
STANFIELD Robert
Private 1943, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Plush, Dorset.
STONE Henry
Private 498, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, High Street, Honiton, Devon.
STRODE William
Private 853, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Dorset.
SULLY Charles
Private 442, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Bridgwater, Somerset.
THOMAS Robert
Private 553, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Foundry Row, Taunton, Somerset.
TUCKER John H
Private 440, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Long Load, Somerton, Somerset.
TUCKER William
Private 661, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Bath, Somerset.
UNDERWOOD Jacob
Private 331, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Street, Somerset.
VINING Thomas
Private 847, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Somerset.
WALL James
Private 539, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Ashcott, Somerset.
WATERMAN Edward
Private 2065, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Spaxton, Somerset.
WHITE Thomas
Private 1543, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Somerset.
WHITEHOUSE William
Private 1118, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, South Stockton, Yorkshire.
WINDOW William
Private 161, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Burston, Somerset.
WOODS Samuel
Private 611, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Sampford Peverell, Devon.
WOODGATE Roland
Private 837, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Godstone, Surrey.
WOOLLEY George
Private 534, 2nd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Resident, Silver Street, Taunton, Somerset.

Significant dates for the Somerset Light Infantry until 1887 were:

    • 1685 raised as the Earl of Huntingdon's Regiment of Foot
    • 1688 became Hasting's Regiment
    • 1706-1713 known as Pearce’s Dragoons
    • 1752 became the 13th Regiment of Foot
    • 1782 became the 13th (1st Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot
    • 1822 became the 13th (1st Somersetshire) Regiment (Light Infantry)
    • 1842 became the 13th (Prince Albert's Own) Regiment of Light Infantry
    • 1881 became Prince Albert's (Somersetshire) Light Infantry

BATTLE HONOURS UP TO 1887

Killiekrankie 1689 Colonel F (Ferdinand) Hastings
The Boyne 1691  
Flanders 1702-3 Colonel Earl of Barrymore
Gibraltar 1704-5 Major Moncell
Barcelona 1705 Lt. Colonel Pearce (Pearce’s Dragoons 1706-1713)
Almaza 1707  
The Caya 1709 Colonel Earl of Barrymore
Gibraltar 1727 Colonel Lord Mark Kerr
Dettingen 1743 Colonel Hon. H. Pulteney
Fontendy 1745  
Culloden 1746  
Flanders 1746-7  
St. Domingo 1793-4-5 Lt. Col. Whitelocke
Egypt 1801 Lt. Col. Bradshaw / Colonel Hon. C. Colville
Martinique 1809 Lt. Col. J. Keane
Burmah – Ava 1824-5-6 Lt. Col. R. Sale
Afghanistan 1839  
Ghunzee 1839 Major B Tronson
Jellalabad 1841-2 Colonel R. Sales, C.B. / Colonel W. Dennis, C.B.
Cabool 1842 Captain Henry Havelock / Captain A. Wilkinson
Sevastopol 1855 Colonel Lord Mark Kerr
Indian Mutiny 1857-8-9  
Azimgurh 1858  
S. Africa    
Kambula 1878-9 Lt. Col. V Gilbert / Major F.I. England
Ulundi    
Burmah 1885-6-7 Colonel Knox-Leet, V.C.

Last updated 24 April, 2016

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