A Collection of Medals to the 46th Foot and its Successor Units

A Collection of Medals to the 46th Foot and its Successor Units

The 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot was raised in 1741 and saw extensive service in North America during the later half of the 18th Century and the early 19th Century, and subsequently took part in the Crimean War. It amalgamated with the 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot in 1881 to become the amalgamated successively with the Somerset Light Infantry to form the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry in 1959; with the Durham Light Infantry, the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, and the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry to form the Light Infantry in 1968; and then with the Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry, the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire, and Wiltshire Light Infantry, and the Royal Green Jackets to form The Rifles in 2007.

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