Regiments
Of the Malta Garrison
The 17th
(Leicestershire)

The 17th (Leicestershire) Regiment of Foot

Leicestershire
The Royal Tiger, superscribed Hindoostan granted to the 17th Foot for its service in India from 1804 to 1823 (London Gazette 25 June 1825), and a scroll below inscribed Leicestershire.

The 17th Foot was raised in 1688 as Colonel Solomon Richard's Regiment of Foot.

It was numbered 17th in 1751, to which the title Leicestershire was added in 1782.

On 1 July 1881, it became The Leicestershire Regiment.

In 1946, the regiment was given its Royal prefix to become The Royal Leicestershire Regiment.

In 1964 The Royal Leicestershire became the 4th (Leicestershire) Royal Anglian Regiment. In 1968, it dropped the county title to become the 4th Royal Anglian Regiment. The regiment was disbanded in 1975.

The Royal Tiger of India, a green tiger with gold stripes, was granted to the regiment in commemoration of its distinguished service in India at the beginning of the 19th century.

The 1st/17th (Leicestershire) Regiment of Foot

1855 17th (Leicestershire)

Burials in 1855:

1856 17th (Leicestershire)

Jan 1856 The 1st/17th arrived from England.

The 2nd/The Royal Leicestershire Regiment

1919 2nd/Royal Leicestershire

1919 The 2nd battalion was kept in quarantine on troop ships.

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