The Kings Regiment 96th Regt of Foot

#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)
Source: Regiments.org
 

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