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From our Records January 1916

Two Hundred Years Ago

49th Regiment / 1st Royal Berkshire

6th Jan 1816

On 6 Jan 1816, England. Over the next two days, the Regiment, in two divisions marched to Portsmouth. The Regiment reached Portsmouth during the 10 and 11 January. Whilst in Weymouth the Regiment had received the title 'Princess Charlotte of Wales's Regiment'


62nd Regiment / 1st Wiltshire

11st Jan 1816

On 11 Jan 1816, France, Paris. 2/62nd marched to Calais to embark for England Part of 2/62nd disembarked at Dover and part disembarked at Ramsgate on 14 January. The 2/62nd embarked, sailing for Ireland on 24 January


During the First World War…..

99th Regiment / 2nd Wiltshire

1st Jan 1914

On 1 Jan 1914, England, Southampton. Draft (One Officer and 84 Corporals and Men) embarked on Hired Transport 'Somali' from 1st Battalion. Landed and disembarked at Gibraltar on 6 January.