HISTORY OF THE SERVICES OF THE 17th (THE LEICESTERSHIRE) REGIMENT

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The regiment was raised in 1688 by Colonel Solomon Richards. Namur 1695, American War of Independence, W Indies in Napoleonic wars. To India in 1804 for twenty years, numerous battle honours gaining Royal Tiger cap badge and nickname ‘The Tigers’. Eighteen months in the Crimea, first VC. 1st Battalion in the Boer War. History ends 1910.