In Collaboration With Charles Griffin



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Uniforms
1881 - 1922
Motto
Cede nullis
(Yield to None)
Marches
Quick: With Jocky to the Fair
Slow: Minden March
Principal Campaigns and Battles
1885 Third Burma War
1899 - 1902 South Africa
1914 -1918 The Great War
1939 -1945 World War II
Battle Honours
Emblazoned
MINDEN
CORUNNA
FUENTES D'ONOR
SALAMANCA
VITTORIA
PYRENEES
NIVELLE
ORTHES
PENINSULA
WATERLOO
PEGU
ALI MASJID
AFGHANISTAN 1878-80
BURMA 1885-7
MODDER RIVER
SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902
LE CATEAU
MARNE 1914, 1918
MESSINES 1914, 1917, 1918
YPRES 1914, 1915, 1917, 1918
SOMME 1915, 1918
CAMBRAI 1917, 1918
HAVRINCOURT
SAMBRE
ITALY 1917-18
MACEDONIA 1915-17
NORWAY 1940
FONTENAY LE PESNIL
NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-5
ARGOUB SELLAH
SICILY 1943
SALERNO
MINTURNO
ANZIO
GEMMANO RIDGE
BURMA 1942
Battle Honours
Not Emblazoned
MONS
RETREAT FROM MONS
AISNE 1914, 1918
LA BASSEE 1914
HILL 60
GRAVENSTAFEL
ST JULIEN
FREZENBERG
BELLEWAARDE
HOOGE 1915
LOOS
ALBERT 1916, 1918
BAZENTIN
DELVILLE WOOD
POZIERES
GUILLEMONT
FLERS-COURCELETTE
MORVAL
LE TRANSLOY
ANCRE 1916
ARRAS 1917, 1918
SCARPE 1917
LANGEMARCK 1917
MENIN ROAD
POLYGON WOOD
BROODSEINDE
POELCAPELLE
PASSCHENDAELE
ST QUENTIN
BAPAUME 1918
LYS
HAZEBROUCK
BAILLEUL
KEMMEL
SCHERPENBERG
TARDENOIS
AMIENS
HINDENBERG LINE
EPEHY
CANAL DU NORD
ST QUENTIN CANAL
BEAUREVOIR
SELLE
VALENCIENNES
FRANCE AND FLANDERS 1914-18
PIAVE
VITTORIO VENETO
STRUMA
EGYPT 1915-16
KVAM
LE HAVRE
ANTWERP-TURNHOUT CANAL
LOWER MAAS
MINE DE SEDJENANE
NORTH AFRICA 1943
SALERNO HILLS
CAVA DI TIRRENI
VOLTURNO CROSSING
MONTE TUGA
CARPINETA
LAMONE BRIDGEHEAD
ITALY 1943-5
SITTANG 1942
Predecessor Units
51st Foot
105th (Madras Light Infantry) Regiment
Successor Units
The Light Infantry
(Amalgamated in 1968 with The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry, The Kings Shropshire Light Infantry and The Durham Light Infantry.)
Museum
Chequer Road,
Doncaster,
South Yorkshire
tel: 0302 734287
Open Monday-Thursday, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2pm-5pm.
Suggested Reading
The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
by Leo Cooper (Leo Cooper 1970)

'A History of The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 1755-1948
vols 1 and 2 by H C Wylly (Lund Humphries 1926)
vol 3 by R C Bond (1930)
vols 5 and 6 by W Hingston (1946 and 1950)
vol 6 by G F Ellenberger (Gale & Polden 1961)



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by Stephen Luscombe