The Royal Irish Regiment


Commanding Officers


Lieut-Col Newcomb (died of wounds received at Siege of Limerick)
1684 - 1690
Frederick Hamilton
1692 - 1695
Robert Stearne
1695 - 1711
Anthony Pujola
c1736
D D Wemyss
c1793
H T Montresor
1796
George Burrell CB
1830 - 1840
Henry William Adams CB
1840 - 1842
Nicholas Robeson Tomlinson CB
1842
Jeremiah Cowper CB
1842 - 1844
Thomas Scott Reinolds CB
March 1844 - 1855
Clement Alexander Edwards CB
March 1855 - July 1871
1st Battalion
George Henry Pocklington
July 1871 - Aug 1873
Edward Langford Dillon
Aug 1873 - May 1878
Malcolm John Robert MacGregor
May 1878 - May 1883
Hugh Shaw VC
May 1883 - May 1887
Albert James Alexander Jackson
May 1887 - May 1891
John Dallas Edge
May 1891 - Dec 1894
John Henry Augustus Spyer
Dec 1894 - Jan 1899
Henry William Newton Guinness
Jan 1899
2nd Battalion
J W Graves
1803-1814
Archibald Neil Campbell
March 1858 - Sept 1859
Alfred Augustus Chapman
Sept 1859 - Jan 1866
George Augustus Elliot
Jan 1866 - April 1871
Sylvester W F Moor Wilson
April 1871 - June 1876
Richard Hillman Daniel
June 1876 - 21st May 1878
Charles Frederick Gregorie
Sept 1878 - Nov 1882
Richard William Erskine Dawson
Nov 1882 - Nov 1886
Thomas Clarges Wray
Nov 1886 - 22nd July 1888
George William Nesbit Rogers
July 1888 - July 1893
William Wylly Lawrence
July 1893 - Dec 1897
John Burton Forster
Dec 1897 - July 1901
H S Shuldham-Lye
July 1901


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by Stephen Luscombe