Timeline of the Regiment

Timeline of the 47th Regiment of Foot

1741
January 26

Regiment Raised in Scotland

Regiment Raised in Scotland

The Regiment is raised in Scotland by then Colonel (General) Sir John Mordaunt (1697-1780) as Sir John Mordaunt’s Regiment of Foot in 1741. The newly-raised Mordaunt’s Regiment, which later became the 47th Foot (and then 1st Loyals), assembles for the first time on January 26, 1741 at Musselburgh, near Edinburgh...Read More

1743
March 13

Colonel Lascelles Assumes Command

Colonel Lascelles Assumes Command

Colonel Peregrine Lascelles takes over the new Regiment one year after it was formed.

1750
February 20

Regiment deployed in French and Indian War

Regiment deployed in French and Indian War

The Regiment is deployed to Nova Scotia, under the command of Colonel Peregrine Lascelles, in 1750 for service in the French and Indian War.

1751
January 1

Regiment renumbered from 58th to 47th

In 1751, the Regiment, initially ranked as the 58th of Foot, is renumbered as the 47th Regiment in order to resolve persistent problems over precedence, in that all regiments of the line were now ordered to be known by number.

1755
June 3

Battle of Fort Beausejour

Battle of Fort Beausejour

The Regiment takes part in the Battle of Fort Beauséjour, June 3-16,  1755.

1758
June 8

Siege of Louisbourg

Siege of Louisbourg

The Regiment takes part in the Siege of Louisbourg,  June 8 – July 26, 1758.

1775
April 19

Battles of Lexington and Concord

Battles of Lexington and Concord

The Regiment fights in the Battles of Lexington and Concord, which open the theater of the American Rebellion.

June 17

Battle of Bunker Hill

Battle of Bunker Hill

The Regiment fights in the Battle of Bunker Hill in the opening months of the American Rebellion.

1791
January 1

Regiment Sent to West Indies

Regiment Sent to West Indies

The Regiment is sent to the West Indies where it was garrisoned during much of the French Revolutionary Wars.

1881
July 1

Regiment Amalgamated

Regiment Amalgamated

The 47th Regiment is amalgamated with the 81st Regiment of Foot (Loyal Lincoln Volunteers) to form the Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire), due to the Childers Reforms.