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The 11th Foot was raised in 1685 as the Duke of Beauforts Regiment and became the North Devonshire Regiment in 1782. In 1881 the name became The Devonshire Regiment.

The Devons wore Lincoln green facings and their badge always incorporated Exeter Castle.

There is a regimental chapel in Exeter Cathedral with memorials and the old Colours.In 1958 the Devons and Dorsets were almalgamated to form the The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment.

Battle Honours WW1

The Great War (25 battalions): Aisne 1914 '18, La Bassée 1914, Armentières 1914, Neuve Chapelle, Hill 60, Ypres 1915 '17, Gravenstafel, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Aubers, Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Guillemont, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Arras 1917 '18, Vimy 1917, Scarpe 1917, Bullecourt, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Rosières, Villers Bretonneux, Lys, Hazebrouck, Bois des Buttes, Marne 1918, Tardenois, Bapaume 1918, Hindenburg Line, Havrincourt, Épéhy, Canal du Nord, Beaurevoir, Cambrai 1918, Selle, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Piave, Vittorio Veneto, Italy 1917-18, Doiran 1917 '18, Macedonia 1915-18, Egypt 1916-17, Gaza, Nebi Samwil, Jerusalem, Tel Asur, Palestine 1917-18, Tigris 1916, Kut al Amara 1917, Mesopotamia 1916-18

Battle Honours WW2

The Second World War: Normandy Landing, Port en Bessin, Tilly sur Seulles, Caen, St. Pierre la Vielle, Nederrijn, Roer, Rhine, Ibbenburen, North-West Europe 1944-45, Landing in Sicily, Regalbuto, Sicily 1943, Landing at Porto San Venere, Italy 1943, Malta 1940-42, Imphal, Shenam Pass, Tamu Road, Ukhrul, Myinmu Bridgehead, Kyaukse 1945, Burma 1943-45

 

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Deployment

1st Battalion

1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment
1881 England: Colchester
1882 Ireland: Newry
1888 England: Aldershot
1891 Egypt
1892 India: Thobba
1896 Cherat
1899.10 South Africa
1902.01 India: Rhaniket
1904 Chaubattia
1905 Burma: Rangoon
1908 England: Tidworth
1911 Jersey
1914.08 France and Flanders 3 Div
1914.09 France and Flanders 5 Div
1917.11 Italy
1918.04 France and Flanders
1919 Ireland: Waterford
1922 England: Blackdown 6 Bde
1927 China: Shanghai
1928 Malta
1929.10 India: Quetta
1932 Razmak
1934 Calcutta
1936 Lucknow
1937 Rawalpindi
1942.05 Ceylon
1943.07 India/Burma 80 Bde
1944.09 Burma/India 36 Inf div
1945 Singapore
1947 Hong Kong
1948 Malaya
1951.02 England: Colchester 19 Bde
1953.04 Kenya
1955.01 Germany: Celle 7 Bde
1958.05.17 amalgamated with 1st Bn, The Dorset Regiment, to form 1st Bn, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment

2nd Battalion

1881.07.01 2nd Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment
1880 India: ?
1881 Jullunder
1885 Jhansi
<1889> Rawalpindi
1890 Burma
1894 England: Devonport
1896 Pembroke Dock
1898 Aldershot
1899.10 South Africa 2 Bde
1903 England: Bordon
1904 Devonport
1908 Crete
1910 Malta
1912 Egypt
1914.11 France and Flanders 8 Div
1919 India: Meerut
1922 Quetta
1923 Delhi
1926 Aden
1927 England: Plymouth 8 Bde
1931 Aldershot 3 Bde
1935 Dover 12 Bde
1937 Dover MG bn, 4 Div
1938 Malta
1939.09 Malta
1944.11 NW Europe 7 Armd Div
1946 England
1948.06.10 disbanded at Exeter

 


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