20th (East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom
1688.11.20 Sir Richard Peyton's Regiment of Foot
raised in Devonshire; also known until 1751 by the names of ten other colonels
1751.07.01 20th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 20th (East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 20th Foot
reorganised as the county regiment of central Lancashire, encompassing also its Militia and Volunteer infantry]


Dettingen, Minden, Egmont-op-Zee, [Egypt]1, Maida, Vimiera, Corunna, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol, Lucknow, Khartoum 1. the Sphinx badge superscribed "Egypt".
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: pale yellow, turnbacks: pale yellow, lacings: white with thin red and blue lines
1688.11.20 Col. Sir Robert Peyton
1689.06.01 Maj-Gen. Gustavus (Hamilton), 1st Viscount Boyne
1706.05.01 Maj-Gen. John Newton
1714.10.04 Lt-Gen. Thomas Meredith [also 21st Foot, 37th Foot]
1719.07.07 Col. Hon. William Egerton [also 36th Foot]
1732.07.22 Brig-Gen. Francis (Howard), 1st Earl of Effingham [also 4th Tp Horse, 3rd Foot, 70th Foot]
1737.06.27 Lt-Gen. Richard St. George
1740.05.06 Col. Alexander Rose
1740.12.26 Lt-Gen. Thomas Bligh
1746.04.09 Lt-Gen. George (Germain), 1st Viscount Sackville
1749.11.01 Lt-Gen. George (Keppel), 3rd Earl of Albemarle, KG (Viscount Bury)
1755.04.08 Gen. Philip Honeywood
1756.05.22 Lt-Gen. William Kingsley
1769.11.03 Gen. Bernard Hale
1773.05.01 Lt-Gen. Hon. George Lane Parker
1782.03.25 Lt-Gen. William Wynard
1789.03.12 Lt-Gen. West Hyde
1797.03.02 Gen. Charles Leigh [also 3rd Foot, 82nd Foot]
1809.12.29 Lt-Gen. Sir John Stuart, GCB (Count of Maida) [also 74th Foot]
1815.04.05 Gen. Sir William Houston, Bt., GCB, GCH
1842.04.25 Lt-Gen. Sir James Stevenson Barns, KCB [also 2nd Bn The Rifle Brigade originally 95th Foot]
1850.11.25 Lt-Gen. Sir Andrew Pilkington, KCB [also 82nd Foot]
1853.02.28 Lt-Gen. Sir William Chalmers, CB, KCH [also 78th Foot]
1853.10.25 Maj-Gen. Henry Goodwin, CB
1853.12.26 Lt-Gen. Sir Nathaniel Thorn, KCB, KH [also 3rd Foot]
1854.07.25 Lt-Gen. Henry Thomas, CB [also 94th Foot]
1858.09.22 Gen. Marcus Beresford
1876.03.17 Gen. Sir Frederick Horn, GCB [also 45th Foot]
Mottos: Omnia Audax
Nicknames: The Double X's, The Two Tens, The Minden Boys, Kingsley's Stand
Marches: The Minden March, The British Grenadiers, The Lancashire Fusiliers Slow March
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