32nd (Cornwall) (Light Infantry) Regiment Foot

United Kingdom
1672 Beville Skelton's Regiment of Foot
1674 disbanded
1688.10.09 Beville Skelton's Regiment of Foot
also known until 1751 by the names of three other colonels including Edward Fox
1701 disbanded in Leeward Islands
1702.02.12 Edward Fox's Regiment of Marines
also known as 3rd Regiment of Marines; also known until 1751 by the names of other colonels
1713 disbanded in England
1714 Jacob Borr's Regiment of Foot
1747 ranked as 32nd Foot
1751.07.01 32nd Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot
1858.05.14 32nd (Cornwall) (Light Infantry) Regiment Foot
converted in recognition of gallantry shown at Lucknow
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 46th Foot to form The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry


Rolica, Vimiera, Corunna, Salamanca, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Peninsula, Waterloo, Goojerat, Mooltan, Punjaub, Lucknow

Note: see also The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry for belatedly awarded battle honours.

Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: greyish white, facings : greyish white, lacings: white with two black zigzags
1672 Col. Beville Skelton
1688.10.09 Col. Beville Skelton
1688.12.31 Brig-Gen. Edward Fitzpatrick [also 7th Foot]
1692.08.01 Francis Collingwood
1699.07.01 Col. Edward Fox
1702.02.12 Col. Edward Fox
1704.12.05 Brig-Gen. Jacob Borr
1723.06.28 Brig-Gen. Charles Dubourgay
1732.07.28 Brig-Gen. Thomas Paget [also 22nd Foot]
1738.12.15 Col. Simon Descury
1740.12.25 Gen. John Huske [also 23rd Foot]
1743.08.27 Lt-Gen. Henry Skelton [also 12th Foot]
1745.05.29 Brig-Gen. William Douglas
1747.12.01 Gen. Francis Leighton
1773.06.11 Col. Robert Robinson
1775.10.18 Lt-Gen. William Amherst
1781.05.17 Gen. Sir Ralph (Gore), 6th Bt., 1st Earl of Ross [to 1763; also 92nd Foot [1760-63]; C-in-C Ireland]
1802.09.04 Gen. James Ogilvie [also 89th Foot]
1813.02.15 Gen. Alexander Campbell [also 13th Foot, 116th Foot (Perthshire Highlanders), [1783-95], 7th West India Regt]
1832.02.28 Lt-Gen. Sir Samuel Venables Hinde, KCB [also 98th Foot]
1837.09.26 Gen. Sir Robert Macfarlane, KCB, GCH [also 89th Foot]
1843.06.12 Lt-Gen. Sir John Buchan, KCB [also 95th Foot]
1850.06.25 Lt-Gen. Sir Richard Armstrong, KCB [also 95th Foot]
1854.04.17 Gen. Sir Willoughby Cotton, GCB, KCH [also 98th Foot]
1860.05.05 Maj-Gen. Sir John Eardley Wilmot Inglis, KCB
1862.09.28 Gen. Henry (Dundas), 3rd Viscount Melville, GCB [also 1st Bn 60th Foot, 100th Foot]
1863.04.01 Gen. Sir George Brown, GCB, KH [also 7th Foot, Col.-in-Chief & Col 2nd Bn 95th Foot, 77th Foot, 32nd Foot]
1865.08.28 Lt-Gen. William George Gold [also 53rd Foot]
1867.02.02 Gen. Sir George Bell, KCB [also 1st Foot, 104th Foot]
1868.08.03 Lt-Gen. Lord Frederick Paulet, CB
1871.01.02 Gen. Sir William Jones, GCB
Mottos: One and All
Nicknames: The Docs
Marches: One and All
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