Timeline

Timeline of the 47th Regiment of Foot

1741
1741

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.

1743
1743

Colonel Lascelles Assumes Command

Colonel Lascelles Assumes Command

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

1750
1750

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
1751

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
1755

Battle of Fort Beausejour

Battle of Fort Beausejour

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

1758
1758

Siege of Louisbourg

Siege of Louisbourg

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

1775
1775

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.

1775

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
1791

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
1881

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.