2nd Regiment of Life Guards

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The 2nd 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 2nd 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 Regiment of Life Guards

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

Cavalry regiments of the British Army

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The 2nd 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 Troop of Horse Guards

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It was formed in 1788 by the union of the 2nd Troop of Horse Guards and 2nd Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards.
In 1788, it absorbed the 2nd Troop Horse Grenadier Guards and was reorganized to become the 2nd 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.

Life Guards (United Kingdom)

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In 1922, it was amalgamated with the 1st 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.

Cecil Edward Bingham

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1919–1922: Maj-Gen. Hon. Sir Cecil Edward Bingham, GCVO, KCMG, CB
Born the son of Charles Bingham, 4th Earl of Lucan, Bingham was commissioned into the 3rd The King's Own Hussars in 1882 and transferred to the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards in 1886 and the 1st Regiment of Life Guards in 1892.

Guards Machine Gun Regiment

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In 1918, the regiment was converted to the 2nd Battalion, Guards Machine Gun Regiment.
2nd Battalion - Conversion of 2nd Life Guards

Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst

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1788–1797: F.M. Sir Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, KB
On 8 July 1788, he became colonel of the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards and on 30 August 1788 he was created Baron Amherst (this time with the territorial designation of Montreal in the County of Kent) with a special provision that would allow this title to pass to his nephew (as Amherst was childless, the Holmesdale title became extinct upon his death).

George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale

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1863–1876: F.M. George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale, KT, GCB
Hay also served as colonel of the 30th Regiment of Foot, then of the 42nd Regiment of Foot and finally of the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards.

John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton

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1854–1863: F.M. Sir John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton, GCB, GCMG, GCH
Colborne also served as honorary colonel of the 94th Regiment of Foot, as honorary colonel of the 26th (Cameronian) Regiment of Foot and then as honorary colonel of the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards.

Francis Grenfell, 1st Baron Grenfell

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1905–1907: 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.

Frederic Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford

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1900–1905: Gen. Frederick Augustus Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford, GCB, GCVO

Reginald Byng Stephens

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The son of Captain Frederick Stephens JP, late the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards, of Bentworth Lodge, Alton, Hampshire, by his marriage on 13 January 1869 to Cecilia Mary, daughter of Captain H. Byng RN, of Quendon Hall, Essex, Stephens was educated at Winchester College.

Euan Wallace

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Wallace gained the rank of Captain in the service of the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards Reserve, acted as a special Commissioner for the North-East coast and acted as Aide-de-camp to the Governor General of Canada in 1920 and was decorated with the award of the Military Cross (MC).

III Corps (United Kingdom)

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1st Life Guards (London), 2nd Life Guards (Windsor), Royal Horse Guards (London), East Kent Yeomanry (Canterbury), K Battery B Brigade RHA (Canterbury)

John G. S. Coghill

Both of Coghill's parents were from Caithness but as John G. S. Coghill's father, John Coghill, served in the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards the family moved around.

Charles Cathcart, 2nd Earl Cathcart

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Cathcart entered the army as a cornet in the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards on 2 March 1800.

Arthur O'Neill

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O'Neill joined the British Army as a second lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards on 26 May 1897, and was promoted to lieutenant on 15 June 1898.

Troops of Horse Guards

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In 1788, as part of the re-organization of the British Army, the remaining 1st and 2nd Troops were united with the 1st and 2nd Troops of Horse Grenadier Guards to form, respectively, the 1st and 2nd Regiments of Life Guards.