The Kings Regiment 96th Regt of Foot

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  1. What is the connection between the (Queens Own Germans) and the 96th RoF?
    Can anybody supply confirmation;dates & any other information please?
  2. 1798.12.12: The Minorca Regiment raised at Minorca from prisoners of Swiss regiments in Spanish service
    1802: The Queen's Own German Regiment (named for Queen Charlotte)
    1805.01.28: 97th (Queen's Own Germans) Regiment of Foot
    1810: No longer considered a foreign corps after gradual dilution of foreign element by British recruits
    1816.02.23: 96th (Queen's Own Germans) Regiment of Foot
    1818.12.10: disbanded at Limerick (history and battle honours inherited 1874 by new 96th Regiment)