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England and the Maori Wars

Imperial Regiments In New Zealand

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Imperial Regiments In New Zealand

The right to the battle honour “New Zealand” was won by British regiments in a series of arduous campaigns. Below are set out the names of regiments which served in New Zealand between 1854 and 1870, with some of the battle honours they had won before the Maori Wars, and the names of the regiments to-day. The Royal Regiment of Artillery and the Corps of Royal Engineers were represented throughout the wars, each justifying the regimental motto “Ubique.” Detachments of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines also played a prominent part in the operations.

12th Minden—Gibraltar—Seringapatam—India—South Africa, 1851–3 The Suffolk Regiment
14th Namur—Corunna—Waterloo—Sevastopol The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own)
18th Namur—Blenheim—Ramillies—Oudenarde—Malplaquet—Sevastopol (Royal Irish.) Disbanded 1922
40th Louisburg—Vimiera—Talavera—Badajoz—Waterloo—Kabul 1st Battalion, The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire)
43rd Quebec—Vimiera—Corunna—Ciudad Rodrigo—Badajoz—Salamanca—Vittoria—South Africa, 1851–3 1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
50th Vimiera—Corunna—Vittoria—Alma—Inkerman—Sevastopol 1st Battalion, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
57th Albuhera—Vittoria—Alma—Inkerman—Sevastopol 1st Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
58th Louisburg—Gibraltar—Salamanca—Vittoria (Served in 1845 war—withdrawn from New Zealand on the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny) 2nd Battalion, The North-amptonshire Regiment
65th Guadeloupe—India—Arabia 1st Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment
68th Salamanca—Vittoria—Alma—Inkerman—Sevastopol 1st Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
70th Guadeloupe 2nd Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment

[The 96th (2nd Battalion, The Manchester Regiment) and 99th (2nd Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment) won “New Zealand” honours in earlier campaigns.]