95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot

95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot was formed when the 95th Rifles were redesignated as The Rifle Brigade . In 1881, during the Childers Reforms, it was united with the 45th Regiment of Foot to form the Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regiment). The 95th Derbyshire was the sixth regiment to bear the number 95. After its formation the 95th Derbyshire saw service in Malta, the Ionian Islands, Ceylon and China. In 1854 the regiment was sent to the Crimea where war had broken out between the French, Turkish and British forces against Russia. The regiment saw action in some of the most heavy fighting of that war. It was in the forefront of the attack across the Alma River and on to the heights beyond. Due to the heavy casualties suffered in this attack the Regimental colours, normally carried by officers, was handed to Private James Keenan, who planted it triumphantly on the earthwork of the Great Redoubt.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 268g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135761048
  • 9786135761047