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Annual Returns of British Regiments

Stationed in Nova Scotia, 1807 - 1865

(see additional notes at the end of this list)

This list was prepared from monthly returns on file at the Public Records Office in Kew (London), record class WO17. For simplicity, I have consolidated these into yearly blocks; therefore, please bear in mind that the regiments listed were not necessarily in that location for the entire year.

WO17 lists all officers by name and rank. Names and ranks of other officers are contained in payrolls/muster books. More detail on individual soldiers’ careers MAY be obtained from a variety of other documents housed at the Public Records Office including, among others, payrolls and muster books, discharge documents and pension records. Generally speaking, the earlier the record, the less detail you will find.
 
DATE
LOCATION
REGIMENT
1807
Peninsular Nova Scotia

(Halifax & Annapolis)

Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

101st Regiment of Foot

98th Regiment of Foot

29th Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Fencibles

1807
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

Royal Newfoundland Fencibles

1808-1809
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

7th Regiment of Foot

8th Regiment of Foot

9th Regiment of Foot

23rd Regiment of Foot

1808-1809
Annapolis
101st Regiment of Foot

23rd Regiment of Foot

1808-1809
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

New Brunswick Fencibles

1810-1811
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

7th Regiment of Foot

8th Regiment of Foot

23rd Regiment of Foot

98th Regiment of Foot

99th Regiment of Foot

Royal Military Artificers


 
 
1810-1811
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery
NOTE: In Halifax during this period (1810-1811) there were also the following detachments belonging to corps not serving on the station but doing duty in Halifax: 
10th Royal Veteran Battalion

1st Battalion, 8th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers

1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers

49th Regiment of Foot

5th Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

100th Regiment of Foot

Canadian Fencibles

Attached to the 2nd Battalion Kings Regiment (8th Regiment of Foot) and the 98th Regiment of Foot

1812
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

Royal Military Artificers

2nd Battalion 8th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 89th Regiment of Foot

98th Regiment of Foot

99th Regiment of Foot

1813
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

Royal Military Artificers

2nd Battalion 8th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 89th Regiment of Foot

98th Regiment of Foot

99th Regiment of Foot

Royal Sappers & Miners

64th Regiment of Foot

102nd Regiment of Foot

10th Royal Veteran Battalion

1st Independent Company of Foreigners

2nd Independent Company of Foreigners

1813
Cape Breton
104th Regiment of Foot
1814
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

Royal Sappers & Miners

10th Royal Veteran Battalion

7th Battalion 60th Floor

27th Regiment of Foot

64th Regiment of Foot

98th Regiment of Foot

99th Regiment of Foot

1814
Cape Breton
104th Regiment of Foot

 
 
1815
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

Royal Sappers & Miners

10th Royal Veteran Battalion

7th Battalion 60th Foot

1st Battalion 62nd Regiment of Foot

64th Regiment of Foot

98th Regiment of Foot

99th Regiment of Foot

Royal Staff Corps

1815
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

10th Royal Veterans Battalion

7th Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

98th Regiment of Foot

99th Regiment of Foot

1815
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery

7th Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

99th Regiment of Foot

1816
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

Royal Staff Corps

7th Battalion 60th Foot

1st Battalion 62nd Regiment of Foot

15th Regiment of Foot

3rd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

98th Regiment of Foot

99th Regiment of Foot

Nova Scotia Fencibles

Royal Military Artificers

1816
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

7th Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

1816
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery

7th Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

98th Regiment of Foot

99th Regiment of Foot

1816
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

7th Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

98th Regiment of Foot

99th Regiment of Foot

1817
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

15th Regiment of Foot

3rd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

7th Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 62nd Regiment of Foot

98th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot


 
 
1817
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

7th Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

3rd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

1817
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery

7th Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

98nd Regiment of Foot

1817
Windsor
Royal Artillery

3rd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

1817
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

7th Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

3rd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

1818
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

15th Regiment of Foot

3rd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

7th Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

98th Regiment of Foot

1818
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

3rd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

1818
Windsor
Royal Artillery

3rd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

1818
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery

98th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot

1818
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

3rd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

1819
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

15th Regiment of Foot

3rd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

1819
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

3rd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

1819
Windsor
Royal Artillery

3rd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

15th Regiment of Foot

1819
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery

74th Regiment of Foot


 
 
1819
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

15th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot

1820
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

15th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

1820
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

2nd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

1820
Windsor
Royal Artillery

15th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

1820
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery

74th Regiment of Foot

1820
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

15th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot

1821
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

15th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot

81st Regiment of Foot

1821
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

62nd Regiment of Foot

1821
Windsor
Royal Artillery

62nd Regiment of Foot

1821
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery

74th Regiment of Foot

1821
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

2nd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot


 
 
1822
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

2nd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

81st Regiment of Foot

84th Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot

1822
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

62nd Regiment of Foot

1822
Windsor
Royal Artillery

62nd Regiment of Foot

1822
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery

74th Regiment of Foot

1822
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

62nd Regiment of Foot

1823
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

2nd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

81st Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot

1823
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

52nd Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

81st Regiment of Foot

1823
Windsor
Royal Artillery

52nd Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

81st Regiment of Foot

1823
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery

52nd Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot

1823
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

62nd Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

1824
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

2nd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot

81st Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1824
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

52nd Regiment of Foot

81st Regiment of Foot

1824
Windsor
Royal Artillery

52nd Regiment of Foot

81st Regiment of Foot


 
 
1824
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery

52nd Regiment of Foot

1824
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

2nd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

81st Regiment of Foot

1825
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

52nd Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot

81st Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

1825
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

81st Regiment of Foot

1825
Windsor
Royal Artillery

81st Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot

1825
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery

52nd Regiment of Foot

1825
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

81st Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1826
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

52nd Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot

81st Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

1826
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

74th Regiment of Foot

81st Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

1826
Windsor
Royal Artillery

74th Regiment of Foot

81st Regiment of Foot

1826
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery

52nd Regiment of Foot

81st Regiment of Foot

1826
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

74th Regiment of Foot

81st Regiment of Foot

1827
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

52nd Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot

81st Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade


 
 
1827
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

74th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

1827
Windsor
Royal Artillery

74th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

1827
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery

81st Regiment of Foot

1827
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

74th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

1828
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

52nd Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot

81st Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

1828
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

52nd Regiment of Foot

1828
Windsor
Royal Artillery

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

52nd Regiment of Foot

1828
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery

81st Regiment of Foot

1828
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

52nd Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

1829
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

34th Regiment of Foot

52nd Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

Royal Staff Corps

1829
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

52nd Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1829
Windsor
Royal Artillery

52nd Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1829
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery

81st Regiment of Foot

1829
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

52nd Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot


 
 
1830
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

Royal Staff Corps

8th Regiment of Foot

34th Regiment of Foot

52nd Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

1830
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

34th Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1830
Windsor
Royal Artillery

34th Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1830
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery
1830
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

34th Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1831
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

Royal Staff Corps

8th Regiment of Foot

34th Regiment of Foot

52nd Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

1831
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

8th Regiment of Foot

34th Regiment of Foot

1831
Windsor
Royal Artillery

8th Regiment of Foot

34th Regiment of Foot

1831
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery
1831
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

8th Regiment of Foot

34th Regiment of Foot

1832
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

Royal Staff Corps

8th Regiment of Foot

34th Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

1832
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

8th Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot


 
 
1832
Windsor
Royal Artillery

8th Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1832
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery
1832
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

8th Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1833
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

Royal Staff Corps

8th Regiment of Foot

34th Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

1833
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

8th Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1833
Windsor
Royal Artillery

8th Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

(until August 1833)

1833
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery
1833
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

96th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

1834
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

34th Regiment of Foot

83rd Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

1834
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

83rd Regiment of Foot

1834
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery
1834
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

83rd Regiment of Foot

1835
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

34th Regiment of Foot

43rd Regiment of Foot

83rd Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade


 
 
1835
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

83rd Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

1835
Fort Cumberland
Royal Artillery

(to May 1835)

1835
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

83rd Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

1836
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

34th Regiment of Foot

43rd Regiment of Foot

83rd Regiment of Foot

85th Regiment of Foot

96th Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Veterans Company

1836
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

34th Regiment of Foot

1836
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

34th Regiment of Foot

1837
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

34th Regiment of Foot

43rd Regiment of Foot

83rd Regiment of Foot

85th Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Veterans Company

1837
Windsor
Royal Artillery
1837
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

34th Regiment of Foot

85th Regiment of Foot

1837
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

34th Regiment of Foot

85th Regiment of Foot


 
 
1838
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

11th Regiment of Foot

15th Regiment of Foot

23rd Regiment of Foot

34th Regiment of Foot

43rd Regiment of Foot

65th Regiment of Foot

66th Regiment of Foot

73rd Regiment of Foot

85th Regiment of Foot

93rd Regiment of Foot

1838
Windsor
Royal Artillery

11th Regiment of Foot

1838
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

11th Regiment of Foot

1838
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

Royal Sappers & Miners

93rd Regiment of Foot

1839
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

11th Regiment of Foot

23rd Regiment of Foot

36th Regiment of Foot

37th Regiment of Foot

65th Regiment of Foot

69th Regiment of Foot

93rd Regiment of Foot

1839
Windsor
Royal Artillery
1839
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

23rd Regiment of Foot

1839
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

37th Regiment of Foot

1840
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

8th Regiment of Foot

23rd Regiment of Foot

36th Regiment of Foot

37th Regiment of Foot

64th Regiment of Foot

69th Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Veterans Company

1840
Windsor
Royal Artillery

8th Regiment of Foot


 
 
1840
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

8th Regiment of Foot

23rd Regiment of Foot

1840
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

8th Regiment of Foot

37th Regiment of Foot

1841
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

8th Regiment of Foot

30th Regiment of Foot

36th Regiment of Foot

37th Regiment of Foot

64th Regiment of Foot

69th Regiment of Foot

76th Regiment of Foot

1841
Windsor
Royal Artillery

8th Regiment of Foot

64th Regiment of Foot

1841
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

8th Regiment of Foot

64th Regiment of Foot

1841
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

8th Regiment of Foot

64th Regiment of Foot

1842
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

30th Regiment of Foot

36th Regiment of Foot

52nd Regiment of Foot

64th Regiment of Foot

69th Regiment of Foot

76th Regiment of Foot

Reserve Battalion Rifle Brigade

2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade

1842
Windsor
Royal Artillery

64th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade

1842
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

64th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade

1842
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

64th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade

Reserve Battalion Rifle Brigade


 
 
1843
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

30th Regiment of Foot

64th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade

Reserve Battalion Rifle Brigade

1843
Windsor
Royal Artillery

2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade

1843
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade

1843
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade

Reserve Battalion Rifle Brigade

1844
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

33rd Regiment of Foot

52nd Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade

Reserve Battalion Rifle Brigade

2nd Battalion 1st Regiment of Foot

1844
Windsor
Royal Artillery

52nd Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade

1844
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade

52nd Regiment of Foot

Reserve Battalion Rifle Brigade

1844
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade

52nd Regiment of Foot

Reserve Battalion Rifle Brigade

1845
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

33rd Regiment of Foot

36th Regiment of Foot

43rd Regiment of Foot

46th Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade

Reserve Battalion Rifle Brigade

1845
Windsor
Royal Artillery

Reserve Battalion Rifle Brigade

1845
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

Reserve Battalion Rifle Brigade


 
 
1845
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

Reserve Battalion Rifle Brigade

2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade

1846
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

14th Regiment of Foot

33rd Regiment of Foot

43rd Regiment of Foot

77th Regiment of Foot

89th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade

Reserve Battalion Rifle Brigade

2nd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

1846
Windsor
Royal Artillery

14th Regiment of Foot

77th Regiment of Foot

89th Regiment of Foot

Reserve Battalion Rifle Brigade

1846
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

Reserve Battalion Rifle Brigade

2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade

14th Regiment of Foot

77th Regiment of Foot

89th Regiment of Foot

1846
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

Reserve Battalion Rifle Brigade

14th Regiment of Foot

77th Regiment of Foot

89th Regiment of Foot

1847
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

14th Regiment of Foot

33rd Regiment of Foot

89th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 60th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 23rd Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 20th Regiment of Foot

Reserve Battalion 20th Regiment of Foot

46th Regiment of Foot

82nd Regiment of Foot

93rd Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Company

1847
Windsor
Royal Artillery

14th Regiment of Foot

Reserve Battalion 20th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 23rd Regiment of Foot


 
 
1847
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

14th Regiment of Foot

Reserve Battalion 20th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 23rd Regiment of Foot

1847
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

14th Regiment of Foot

Reserve Battalion 20th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 23rd Regiment of Foot

1848
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

7th Regiment of Foot

33rd Regiment of Foot

38th Regiment of Foot

46th Regiment of Foot

82nd Regiment of Foot

93rd Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 1st Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 97th Regiment of Foot

1848
Windsor
Royal Artillery

7th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 23rd Regiment of Foot

1848
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

1st Battalion 23rd Regiment of Foot

7th Regiment of Foot

1848
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

1st Battalion 23rd Regiment of Foot

7th Regiment of Foot

1849
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

7th Regiment of Foot

38th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 1st Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 97th Regiment of Foot

1849
Windsor
Royal Artillery

7th Regiment of Foot

97th Regiment of Foot

1849
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

7th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 97th Regiment of Foot

1849
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

7th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 97th Regiment of Foot


 
 
1850
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

7th Regiment of Foot

38th Regiment of Foot

88th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 1st Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 97th Regiment of Foot

Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment

1850
Windsor
Royal Artillery

38th Regiment of Foot

97th Regiment of Foot

1850
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

38th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 97th Regiment of Foot

1850
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

38th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 97th Regiment of Foot

Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment

1851
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

38th Regiment of Foot

42nd Regiment of Foot

72nd Regiment of Foot

88th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 1st Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 97th Regiment of Foot

Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment

Royal Newfoundland Company

1851
Windsor
Royal Artillery

38th Regiment of Foot

42nd Regiment of Foot

1851
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

38th Regiment of Foot

42nd Regiment of Foot

1851
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

38th Regiment of Foot

42nd Regiment of Foot

1852
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

20th Regiment of Foot

42nd Regiment of Foot

72nd Regiment of Foot

97th Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Company


 
 
1852
Windsor
Royal Artillery

42nd Regiment of Foot

72nd Regiment of Foot

97th Regiment of Foot

1852
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

42nd Regiment of Foot

72nd Regiment of Foot

1852
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

42nd Regiment of Foot

97th Regiment of Foot

1853
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

56th Regiment of Foot

72nd Regiment of Foot

76th Regiment of Foot

97th Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Company

2nd Battalion West India Regiment

1853
Windsor
Royal Artillery

76th Regiment of Foot

97th Regiment of Foot

1853
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

72nd Regiment of Foot

76th Regiment of Foot

1853
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

76th Regiment of Foot

97th Regiment of Foot

1854
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

72nd Regiment of Foot

76th Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Company

1854
Windsor
Royal Artillery

76th Regiment of Foot

1854
Annapolis
Royal Artillery

76th Regiment of Foot

(until September)

1854
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

76th Regiment of Foot

(until October)

1855
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

72nd Regiment of Foot

76th Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Company

Foreign Legion Detachment


 
 
1855
Unidentified Camp near Halifax
76th Regiment of Foot
1855
Windsor
Royal Artillery

76th Regiment of Foot

1856
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

62nd Regiment of Foot

63rd Regiment of Foot

76th Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Company

Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment

1857
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

62nd Regiment of Foot

63rd Regiment of Foot

76th Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Company

Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment

1858
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

17th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

63rd Regiment of Foot

76th Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Company

Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment

1859
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

17th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

63rd Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Company

Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment

1860
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

62nd Regiment of Foot

63rd Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Company

Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment

1861
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

62nd Regiment of Foot

63rd Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Company

Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment


 
 
1862
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

3rd Battalion Military Train

1st Battalion 16th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 16th Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 15th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 17th Regiment of Foot

62nd Regiment of Foot

63rd Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Company

Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment

1862
Cape Breton
(from August 1862)

Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

1863
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

1st Battalion 15th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 16th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 17th Regiment of Foot

39th Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Company

Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment

1863
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery
1864
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

1st Battalion 15th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 16th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 17th Regiment of Foot

39th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 2nd Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Company

Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment

and garrison staff, including:

Army Hospital Corps

Corps of Armourers

Schoolmasters

Military Staff Clerks

Company Staff Corps

1864
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers


 
 
1865
Halifax
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

2nd Battalion 2nd Regiment of Foot

1st Battalion 15th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 16th Regiment of Foot

2nd Battalion 17th Regiment of Foot

Royal Newfoundland Company

Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment

1865
Cape Breton
Royal Artillery

Royal Engineers

So, you’re wondering, what good does this information do me? I anticipate its main use will be for those who have reason to believe an ancestor served with the British Army in Nova Scotia but have no idea of the regiment. If you have a reasonable idea of the period your ancestor was in NS, this list will considerably narrow down the number of regiments you need to check to locate your ancestor and obtain details of his service.

Soldiers’ discharge papers in particular are a good source of information: they generally provide such details as a soldier’s place of birth, age on recruitment, height, hair and eye colour, and his occupation at the time of recruitment. More recent discharge papers may list the soldier’s father’s name and/or name of spouse and miscellaneous information on reason for discharge. Discharge papers have not survived for all soldiers but it’s worthwhile looking for them.

Discharge papers are not, of course, available for soldiers who died in service, but you can often assemble the same information by tracking the soldier through the payrolls and muster books.
 

Contributed by/when Kim MacDonald on 04/06/98
 
 December 08, 2003