15th (Yorkshire, East Riding) Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom
1685.06.22 Sir William Clifton's Regiment of Foot
raised at Nottingham; also known until 1751 by the names of other colonels
1751.07.01 15th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 15th (Yorkshire, East Riding) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 The East Yorkshire Regiment
reorganised as the county regiment of East Riding, encompassing also its Militia and Volunteer infantry


Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, Louisburg, Quebec 1759, Martinique 1762, Havannah, St. Lucia 1778, Martinique 17941809, Guadeloupe 1810
Badges: black badge backing (originally black line in gold lace), in mourning for Gen. Wolfe dead at Quebec.
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: yellow, turnbacks: yellow, lacings: white bordered with thin yellow braids dotted in blue
1685.06.22 Col. Sir William Clifton, Bt.
1686.05.12 Col. Arthur (Herbert), 1st Earl of Torrington [also 1st Marines; Admiral, C-in-C Fleet]
1687.04.12 Col. Hon. Sackville Tufton
1688.12.31 Col. Sir James Leslie
1695.11.01 Lt-Gen. Hon. Emmanuel Scrope Howe
1709.10.23 Gen. Algernon (Seymour), 7th Duke of Somerset and Earl of Hertford
1715.02.08 Lt-Gen. Henry Harrison
1749.04.15 Col. John Jordan [also 9th Dgns, 8th Marines]
1756.05.22 F.M. Sir Jeffrey (Amherst), 1st Baron Amherst, KB [also 2nd Tp Horse Gds, 2nd Tp Horse Gren Gds, 3rd Foot; Col.-in-Chief 60th Foot; C-in-C North America; Gov. Virginia]
1768.09.21 Lt-Gen. Sir Charles (Hotham), 8th Bt., KB [also 63rd Foot]
1775.09.07 Lt-Gen. Richard (Lambart), 6th Earl of Cavan [also 55th Foot]
1778.11.12 Gen. Sir William Fawcett, KB
1792.08.22 Gen. James Inglis Hamilton [also 21st Foot, 113th Foot [1761-76]
1794.06.20 Gen. Henry Watson Powell [also 69th Foot]
1814.07.23 Gen.Sir Moore Disney, KCB
1846.04.24 Gen. Sir Phineas Riall, KCH [also 74th Foot]
1850.11.25 Maj-Gen. Sir Henry Watson, CB [also 63rd Foot]
1851.10.06 Gen. Sir Howard Douglas, Bt., GCB, GCMG [also 99th Foot]
1861.11.10 Lt-Gen. William Booth
1868.04.21 Gen. Thomas Armstrong Drought [also 45th Foot]
1877.08.23 Gen. Sir William Montagu Scott McMurdo, GCB [also 22nd Foot, 69th Foot]
Mottos: Hon Soit Qui Mal y Pense
Nicknames: The Snappers, The Poona Guards
Anniversaries: Quebec (13 Sep 1759)
Marches: The Yorkshire Lass, The XV von England
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