The Royal Irish Regiment


Colonels


Lt-General Arthur Forbes
1st Earl of Granard
1st Apr 1684 - 28th Feb 1686
Colonel Arthur Forbes
2nd Earl of Granard
1st Mar 1686 - 28th Feb 1689
Colonel Sir John Edgeworth
1st Mar 1689 - 31st Apr 1689
Colonel Edward Brabazon
4th Earl of Meath
1st May 1689 - 18th Dec 1692
Major-General Frederick Hamilton
19th Dec 1692 - 31st Mar 1705
Lieut-General Richard Ingoldsby
1st Apr 1705 - 17th Feb 1712
Brigadier-General Robert Stearne
18th Feb 1712 -23rd Dec 1717
Brigadier-General William Cosby
24th Dec 1717 - 6th Jan 1732
Brigadier-General Sir Charles Hotham 5th Bt
7th Jan 1732 - 12th May 1735
Major-General John Armstrong
13th May 1735 - 17th Dec 1742
General Sir John Mordaunt KB
18th Dec 1742 - 21st Dec 1747
Lt-General John Folliott
22nd Dec 1747 - 31st Mar 1762
General Sir John Saunders Sebright Bt
1st Apr 1762 - 25th Feb 1794
General Sir James Murray Bt
26th Feb 1794 - 26th Apr 1811
General John Hely-Hutchinson
2nd Earl of Donoughmore GCB
27th Apr 1811 - 22nd Jul 1832
General Matthew Whitworth-Aylmer, 5th Lord Aylmer
23rd Jul 1832 - 8th Mar 1850
Field Marshal Sir John Forster Fitzgerald GCB
9th Mar 1850 - 24th Mar 1877
General Clement Alexander Edwards CB
25th Mar 1877 - 29th Jul 1882
General Sir Alexander Macdonell KCB
30th Jul 1882 - 23rd Jan 1886
General Sir Richard Denis Kelly KCB
24th Jan 1886 - 8th Mar 1889
General George Frederick Stevenson Call CB
9th Mar 1889 - 7th Jan 1895
General Robert Walter Macleod Fraser
8th Jan 1895 - 26th Nov 1895
Lt-General Sir Henry Marshman Havelock-Allan Bt VC GCB
27th Nov 1895 - 30th Dec 1897
Major-General Charles Frederick Gregorie CB
31st Dec 1897 - 18th Apr 1918
Major-General John Burton Foster CB
19th Apr 1918 - Jul 1922


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by Stephen Luscombe