1st Regiment of Life Guards

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The 1st Regiment of Life Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, part of the Household Cavalry.wikipedia
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Household Cavalry Composite Regiment

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In 1877, it was renamed 1st Life Guards and contributed to the Household Cavalry Composite Regiment in the Anglo-Egyptian War, in the Second Boer War and in the First World War from August to November 1914.
The Household Cavalry Composite Regiment was a temporary, wartime-only, cavalry regiment of the British Army consisting of personnel drawn from the 1st Life Guards, 2nd Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards.

2nd Regiment of Life Guards

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In 1922, it was amalgamated with the 2nd Life Guards to form the Life Guards.
In 1922, it was amalgamated with the 1st Life Guards to form the Life Guards.

Cavalry regiments of the British Army

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The 1st Regiment of Life Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, part of the Household Cavalry.
The various troops of Horse Guards and Horse Grenadier Guards were regimented in 1788, forming the 1st Regiment of Life Guards and 2nd Regiment of Life Guards; together with the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards they formed the Household Cavalry.

Household Battalion

From 1916 to 1918, the Reserve Regiment contributed to the Household Battalion.
It was formed in September 1916 from the reserves of the Household Cavalry regiments (the 1st Life Guards, 2nd Life Guards and the Royal Horse Guards) to help fill the every-increasing demands for infantry on the Western Front.

1st Troop of Horse Guards

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It was formed in 1788 by the union of the 1st Troop of Horse Guards and 1st Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards.
On 25 June 1788, the regiment became the 1st Regiment of Life Guards.

Battle of Waterloo

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It fought in the Peninsular War and at the Waterloo.
The 1st Brigade, known as the Household Brigade, commanded by Major-General Lord Edward Somerset, consisted of guards regiments: the 1st and 2nd Life Guards, the Royal Horse Guards (the Blues), and the 1st (King's) Dragoon Guards.

Dudley FitzGerald-de Ros, 23rd Baron de Ros

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1902–1907: Lt-Gen. Dudley FitzGerald-de Ros, 24th Baron de Ros, KP, KCVO
He purchased a commission as cornet and sub-lieutenant in the 1st Life Guards on 7 February 1845, succeeding Viscount Seaham, and a lieutenancy on 5 May 1848 when Seaham retired.

Life Guards (United Kingdom)

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In 1922, it was amalgamated with the 2nd Life Guards to form the Life Guards.
In 1788, the remaining 1st and 2nd troops, along with the two troops of Horse Grenadier Guards, were reorganised into two regiments, the 1st and 2nd Regiments of Life Guards (from 1877, simply 1st Life Guards and 2nd Life Guards). From then on (1788), rank and file were mostly formed of commoners (pejorative nickname: "cheesemongers"), the bulk of the gentlemen-troopers were pensioned off.

Anglo-Egyptian War

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In 1877, it was renamed 1st Life Guards and contributed to the Household Cavalry Composite Regiment in the Anglo-Egyptian War, in the Second Boer War and in the First World War from August to November 1914.
Household Cavalry Composite Regiment (1 Sqn each from the 1st Life Guards, 2nd Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards)

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Harrington

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1792–1829: Gen. Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Harrington, GCH
He was finally Colonel of the 1st Life Guards from 1792 to his death.

Guards Machine Gun Regiment

Guards Machine-gun Regiment
In 1918, the regiment was converted to the 1st Battalion, Guards Machine Gun Regiment.
1st Battalion - Conversion of 1st Life Guards

Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar

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1888–1902: F.M. HSH Prince William Augustus Edward of Saxe-Weimar, KP, GCB, GCVO
He also became colonel of the 10th Regiment of Foot and then colonel of the 1st Regiment of Life Guards.

Francis Grenfell, 1st Baron Grenfell

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1907–1920: F.M. Sir Francis Grenfell, 1st Baron Grenfell, GCB, GCMG
Grenfell served as colonel of the 1st Surrey (South London) Regiment, colonel of the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards and then colonel of the 1st Regiment of Life Guards as well as, latterly, colonel commandant the King's Royal Rifle Corps and colonel of the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia.

Stapleton Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere

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1829–1865: F.M. Sir Stapleton Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere, GCB, GCH, KSI
Cotton also served as honorary colonel of the 20th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons, as honorary colonel of the 3rd (The King's Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons and then as honorary colonel of the 1st Regiment of Life Guards.

George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan

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1865–1888: F.M. George Charles Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, GCB
Although Lucan never again saw active duty, he was promoted to lieutenant general on 24 December 1858, and, having become colonel of the 1st Regiment of Life Guards on 27 February 1865, he was to promoted to general on 28 August 1865 and advanced to Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in 1869.

Samuel Ford Whittingham

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He bought a lieutenancy on 25 February, and was brought into the 1st Life Guards on 10 March the same year.

John Frederick Stanford

He was the youngest son of Major Francis William Stanford of the 1st Life Guards, from County Mayo, and his second wife Mary, daughter of William Gorton.

Jack Coggins

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Sydney Coggins was Regimental Corporal Major of the First Regiment of Life Guards, the part of the Household Cavalry responsible for guarding the British Monarch; Jack Coggins was born in his father's barracks.

John Duncan (traveller in Africa)

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When seventeen years old he enlisted in the 1st Regiment of Life Guards.

2nd (Seaham) Durham Artillery Volunteer Corps

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The 3rd Marquess's second son, Earl Vane (later 5th Marquess), a former Lieutenant in the 1st Life Guards, was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant on 26 March 1864.

Denbighshire Hussars

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In the 1860s, most of the regiment's officers were former officers in the 1st or 2nd Life Guards, led by the commanding officer (CO), Lieutenant-Colonel Charles John Tottenham of Plas Berwyn, Denbighshire, (late of the 2nd LG and High Sheriff of Denbighshire) who was appointed to the command on 12 June 1857.