8th (The King's) Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom
1685.06.19 The Princess Anne of Denmark's Regiment of Foot
raised in Derbyshire and Hertfordshire; named for the future Queen Anne; also known until 1751 by names of colonels
1702 The Queen's Regiment of Foot
(redesignated when Princess Anne became Queen)
1716 The King's Regiment of Foot
(re-named for King George I)
1751.07.01 8th (The King's) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
reorganised as the city regiment of Liverpool, encompassing also its Militia and Volunteer infantry


Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, Dettingen, [Egypt]1, Martinique 1809, Niagara, Delhi 1857, Lucknow, Peiwar Kotal, Afghanistan 1878-80 1. the Sphinx badge superscribed "Egypt".

Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: blue, turnbacks: blue, lacings: white with thin yellow braid in centre
1685.06.19 Col. Robert (Shirley), 1st Earl Ferrers
1686.11.01 Lt-Gen. James (Fitzjames), Duke of Berwick, KG
1688.12.31 Col. John Beaumont
1695.12.26 Gen. John Richmond Webb
1715.08.05 Brig-Gen. Henry Morrison
1720.12.03 Brig-Gen. Sir Charles Hotham, 4th Bt. [also 1st Dgns, 16th Dgns, 36th Foot, Hotham's Foot]
1721.04.21 Brig-Gen. John Pocock [also 36th Foot]
1732.05.08 Col. Charles Lenoe [also 36th Foot]
1739.06.06 Lt-Gen. Richard Onslow [also 39th Foot]
1745.04.25 Lt-Gen. Edward Wolfe [also 1st Marines]
1759.10.24 Maj-Gen. Hon. John Barrington [also 40th Foot, 64th Foot]
1764.04.11 Lt-Gen. John Stanwix [also 49th Foot, 1st Bn 60th Foot]
1766.12.18 Lt-Gen. Daniel Webb [also 48th Foot]
1772.10.20 Gen. Bigoe Armstrong [also 2nd Bn 60th Foot, 83rd Foot [1757-64, 1777-83]
1794.07.30 Gen. Ralph Dundas
1814.02.08 Gen. Edmund Stevens [also 65th Foot]
1825.09.13 Gen. Sir Henry Bayly, GCH
1846.04.24 Gen. Sir Gordon Drummond, GCB [also 49th Foot, 71st Foot, 88th Foot, 97th Foot (Queen's Own Germans) [1798-1818]
1854.10.10 Lt-Gen. John Duffy, CB, KC [also 28th Foot]
1855.03.18 Gen. Roderick Macneil [also 78th Foot]
1860.06.03 Maj-Gen. Eaton Monins
1861.06.17 Gen. Thomas Gerrard Ball [also 46th Foot]
Mottos: Nec Aspera Terrent
Nicknames: The Leather Hats, The King's Men
Anniversaries: Blenheim (13 Aug 1704), Delhi (11 Sep 1803)
Marches: Here's to the Maiden of Bashful Fifteen, Zachmi Dil, Lord Ferrars March
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