Introduction: Timeline for the 45th Regiment

Sources – Abbreviations:

  • BNA: British Newspaper Archive, online at (accessed by subscription); transcriptions by Alison Kilpatrick.
  • HistoryHistory of the 45th: 1st Nottinghamshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters), by Col. P.H. Dalbiac (London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Ltd., 1902).
  • Madras: “Observations continued throughout 6 years, relative to the Sick of H.M. 45th Regt. of Foot; viz. from the 1st January 1832, to the 14th of November 1837; comprising a brief Medical History of the Regiment from the time of its landing at Madras, till its embarkation for England.” Communicated by Dr. Murray, Deputy Inspector General of Her Majesty's Hospitals. The Madras Quarterly Medical Journal, Vol. I, No. II (April 1, 1839). Samuel Rogers, ed. (Madras: J.B. Pharoah, 1839). Please note: In a number of instances, but alas, not for all cases, the surgeons of the corps described the onset and course of disease and the contributing and secondary causes of death of soldiers: these men's names have been noted in this timeline as index entries, only. Interested readers should consult the original text for the surgeons' detailed outlines.


  1. This timeline does not include promotions and movements of officers. Please refer to the newspaper transcripts pages which include War Office announcements that were first published in the London Gazette, and subsequently picked up by the British and Irish papers.
  2. Entries marked with an asterisk (*) reflect events in India. Two-month delays between the local event in India and its report in the British newspapers were the norm.
  3. For entries denoted with the source, BNA, entries in these timelines have been summarized from the full transcriptions, the latter of which have been posted to the newspaper transcripts series of pages.
  4. Please cite your sources.

The period, July 1834 – January 1843, was selected because our ancestor, John Joseph Huggins (1816-1876), served with the 45th Regiment of Foot from the earlier date till February, 1842. In January, 1843, the regiment received orders to remove to the Cape of Good Hope.

Next: 45th Foot: Timeline: July to December, 1834

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