Talk:Somerset Light Infantry

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According to the Wikipedia article on C. S. Lewis, Lewis had joined the army and became a famous member of this infantry. --69.67.234.99 02:58, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

American Revolutionary War[edit]

This unit is listed as having participated in the ARW. What was its participation if any? BradMajors (talk) 23:14, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

According to History of Somerset Light Infantry "1813-15 The American War, with the 13th on the side of Canada versus the United States of America. Used Light Infantry tactics for the first time.", which is supported by Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's). If you are trying to find further information I would suggest using the contact details at Somerset Military Museum: Contact Us. Hope this helps.— Rod talk 15:04, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
According to both of your links the regiment served in the War of 1812, but not in the American Revolutionary War. In the Encyclopaedia of British, Provincial, and German Army Units 1775-1783, the unit was in Minorca in 1775, from 1776-1781 in Plymouth, and from 1781 to 1782 in Barbados . BradMajors (talk) 15:22, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
I have removed the ARW category, add it back if you disagree. BradMajors (talk) 22:05, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Expansion request on Other notable members[edit]

This article has an expansion request on the "Other notable members" section. is this still needed? if so what specifically is being requested? Could the mention of C.S. Lewis be incorporated into history removing this one sentence section?— Rod talk 22:22, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

WW2 Battalions[edit]

The article said 10 btns raised for WW2 then lists 11!

In fact, 13 differently designated Btns existed during WW2:

  • Regular Army - 1st & 2nd
  • Special Reserve - 3rd
  • Territorial Army - 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th
  • War-formed - 8th (Home Defence), 9th, 10th, 11th (Holding), 30th, & 50th (Holding)

The first 7 Btns were all in existence prior to war being declared (although, in the case of the 6th, seemingly only 10 days before), so, at most, only six were raised during the war - the 8th Btn was formed in 1939, but whether this was before war was declared or afterwards, I do not know.

The holding btns, which were formed in 1940, ceased to exist the same year. I strongly suspect that the 50th was redesignated as either the 9th or 10th btn - I have no direct evidence for this, but I do have references in respect of other war-formed holding btns that were redesignated in just this fashion - as for the 11th, it could have been redesignated, but my gut feeling says no. The 8th Btn was redesignated as the 30th Btn in 1941.

So, it is possible that the only btns really raised during the war were the 11th & 50th.Glevum (talk) 01:02, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

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