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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Battle of Waterloo

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It fought in the Peninsular War and at the Waterloo. Early Wars: Dettingen, Peninsula, Waterloo, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899–1900
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.

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. Early Wars: Dettingen, Peninsula, Waterloo, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899–1900
Household Cavalry Composite Regiment (1 Sqn each from the 1st Life Guards, 2nd Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards)

Guards Machine Gun Regiment

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Household Cavalry

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

Horse Grenadier 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.

Peninsular War

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It fought in the Peninsular War and at the Waterloo. Early Wars: Dettingen, Peninsula, Waterloo, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899–1900

Second Boer 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. Early Wars: Dettingen, Peninsula, Waterloo, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899–1900

World War I

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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.

Battle of Dettingen

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Early Wars: Dettingen, Peninsula, Waterloo, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899–1900

Battle of Tell El Kebir

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Early Wars: Dettingen, Peninsula, Waterloo, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899–1900

Siege of Kimberley

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Early Wars: Dettingen, Peninsula, Waterloo, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899–1900

Battle of Paardeberg

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Early Wars: Dettingen, Peninsula, Waterloo, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899–1900