Medals of the Regiments:
The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment

Leinster Regiment Cap Badge.

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The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment

1804 - 1922
pre 1881 post 1881
100th (or Prince of Wales's Royal Canadian)  Regiment of Foot 1st Battalion, The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)
109th Regiment of Foot  (Bombay Infantry) 2nd Battalion, The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)
Earliest recognised formation: 100th : 1804, when raised in Ireland. Became the 99th Foot in 1816, disbanded 1818. In 1858 the Regiment was raised again as the 100th in Canada for British Army service.
109th : 1853, when raised at Poona as the 3rd Bombay (European) Regiment, a regiment of the Honourable East India Company. The Regiment transferred to the British Army in 1862 as the 109th Regiment of Foot (Bombay Infantry).
Motto: Ich Dien
Regimental Journal:  The Maple Leaf
WWI: Battle Honours; 32 Victoria Crosses; 4 Died; 1980
Disbanded: 1922, on the creation of The Irish Free State.

Indian Mutiny 1857-59   3rd Bombay (European) Regiment

Indian Mutiny Medal. 1857 -59

clasp: ....none...
Central India
number: ? 689  

VCs: 1 ;  Whirlpool,   see VC Page


Battle Honour:  Central India

1881: The Regiments now become the 1st and 2nd Battalions,The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)

Ashanti Expedition 1895-96 Detachment of the 1st Battalion

Ashanti Star 1895-96




Anglo - Boer War 1899 - 1902.  1st Battalion, May 1900 to the end of the War and 2nd Battalion Jan 1902- the end of the War.

Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902, with or without the King's South Africa Medal 1901 - 1902 (KSA normally 1st Battalion only)

Common clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; also:



number: ?          



Officers NCOs and Men
KIA & DOW/ DOD Wounded Missing / POW KIA & DOW Death from disease Wounded Missing / POW
1st Battalion
1 / 4 2 - 9 65 39 8
2nd Battalion
- / - - - - 6 9 -

Battle Honour: South Africa 1900-1902


The Great War 1914 - 1918  ( 7 battalions; 4 served overseas:- )

Generally awarded the British War Medal & Victory Medal, men overseas prior to 1/1/1916 also a 1914 or 1914-15 Star.

Battalion → 1*  2 6 7
date of first overseas service.
 (first theatre red x )
France & Flanders x x x x
Gallipoli     x  
Egypt & Palestine x   x  
Macedonia x   x  
possible ?
1914 or 1914-15   x    
or 1914-15 only x   x x
VCs at a glance:    
Extracted from : "Soldiers / Officers Died in the Great War" (consider approximate - in addition the regiment as a whole lost an additional  104 officers who are recorded with 'battalion not shown'  or with battalions not shown here, or who we have  not yet allocated a battalion.)
364 1092 167 280
*In India at the start, moved to the UK.
Regular Territorial Force New Armies Garrison.


Territorial Force War Medal 1914-19
2 officers and 7 men of the Leinster Regiment also qualified for this medal.


VCs: 4;    Cunningham, Holland, Moffat, O'Neill  see VC Page


Battle Honours: Aisne 1914; Ypres 1915,17,18;  Somme 1916,18;  Guillemont; Vimy 1917; Messines 1917; St. Quentin; Macedonia 1915-17; Gallipoli 1915; Jerusalem; Armentières 1914; Gravenstafel; St. Julien; Frezenberg; Delville Wood;  Ginchy; Arras 1917; Pilckem; Langemarck 1917; Bapaume 1918; Rosières; Courtrai; France and Flanders 1914-18; Kosturino; Struma;  Suvla; Sari Bair; Gaza; Tell 'Asur; Megiddo; Nablus; Palestine 1917-18.


Moplah Rebellion, Malabar 1921-22. 1st Battalion

India General Service Medal 1908


Malabar 1921-22




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Selected Links

The Regimental Museum. (Located in )


Selected Bibliography;

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Additional Bibliography for this Page.

Author/Compiler Title Publisher
Officers of the Regiment. Unpublished rolls in the care of the National Archives; WO 100/ etc. -
  Additional bibliography same as Northumberland Fusiliers page  



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