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Brief Guide 32: regiments of the British army serving in Tasmania, 1803 - 1870

The records of these Regiments are held in the National Archives of England, Wales and the United Kingdom but microfilm copies of the Muster rolls and Pay Lists (WO12) are available on microfilm in the National Library and most Australian State Libraries as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project. The AJCP Reel Nos. are 3719 – 3917.

Regt Title of Regiment Date
102nd NSW Corps 1803 – 10
  Royal Marines 1804 – 12
73rd Black Watch 2 Bn (Royal Highlanders) 1810 – 14
46th Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry 2 Bn 1814 – 18
48th Northamptonshire Regiment 1 Bn 1818 – 24
3rd The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regt) 1823 – 25
40th Prince of Wales Volunteers 1 Bn (formerly 2nd Somersetshire Regt) 1825 – 30
57th Middlesex Regt 1 Bn 1825 – 32
Royal Staff Corps 1826 – 29
Royal Veteran Corps 1826 – 29
63rd Manchester Regt 1 Bn (formerly West Suffolk Regt) 1829 – 34
17th Leicestershire Regt 1830 – 32
4th King’s Own (Royal Lancaster) Regt 1831 – 32
21st Royal Scots Fusiliers (formerly Royal N. British Fusiliers) 1833 – 40
50th Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regt 1 Bn 1834 – 39
28th Gloucestershire Regt 1 Bn 1839 – 41
80th South Staffordshire Regt 2 Bn 1839 – 44
51st King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1 Bn 1839 – 47
96th Manchester Regt 2 Bn 1839 – 49
65th York and Lancaster Regt 1 Bn 1846
11th Devonshire Regt 1846 – 50
99th Wiltshire Regt 2 Bn (formerly Lanarkshire Regt) 1848 – 56
12th Suffolk Regt 1855 – 66
40th Prince of Wales Volunteer Regiment 1 Bn 1859 – 66
14th West Yorkshire Regt (formerly Buckingham Regt) 1866 - 70
18th Royal Irish Regt 1870