33rd (Duke of Wellington's) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1702.02.12 Earl of Huntingdon's Regiment of Foot
also known until 1751 by the names of other colonels
1751.07.01 33rd Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 33rd (1st Yorkshire West Riding) Regiment of Foot
1853.06.28 33rd (Duke of Wellington's) Regiment of Foot
so named by Queen Victoria nine months after the death of the 1st Duke of Wellington, the only regiment to bear the name of a commoner after 1782
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 76th Foot to form The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)


Seringapatam, Waterloo, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol, Abyssinia

Note: see also The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) for belatedly awarded battle honours.

Badges: The Duke of Wellington's Crest, with the motto 'Virtutis fortuna comes' (awarded 28 June 1853)
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: scarlet, turnbacks: white, lacings: white with unknown pattern

1702.02.12 Col. George (Hastings), 8th Earl of Huntingdon
1703.03.02 Col. Henry Leigh
1705.02.12 Col. Robert Duncanson
1705.06.09 F.M. George Wade
1717.03.19 Lt-Gen. Henry Hawley
1730.07.09 Lt-Gen. Robert Dalzell [also 38th Foot]
1739.11.07 Lt-Gen. John Johnston
1753.11.20 Maj-Gen. Lord Charles Hay
1760.05.05 F.M. John Griffin Griffin (Whitwell), 4th Baron Howard de Walden, KB [also 50th Foot]
1766.03.21 Gen. Charles (Cornwallis), 1st Marquess Cornwallis, KG
1806.01.30 F.M. Sir Arthur (Wellesley), 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH
[also RHG, Gren Gds; Col.-in-Chief The Rifle Brigade originally 95th Foot; MGO 1819-27; C-in-C 1827-28, 1842-52; PM 1828, 1830-34; Constable of the Tower 1826-52]
1813.01.01 Gen. Sir John Cope Sherbrooke, GCB [also 68th Foot]
1830.02.22 Gen. Lord Charles Henry Somerset [to 1795; also 103rd Regt [170-63, 1794-95], 1st West India Regt; Gov. Cape 1813-25]
1831.02.25 Gen. Sir Charles Wale, KCB
1845.04.04 Lt-Gen. Sir Henry Sheehy Keating, KCB [also 54th Foot, 90th Foot]
1847.09.28 Gen. Henry D'Oyly
1855.09.27 F.M. Sir Charles Yorke, GCB [also 2nd Bn The Rifle Brigade originally 95th Foot]
1863.04.01 Gen. William Nelson Hutchinson
Mottos: Virtutis Fortuna Comes
Nicknames: The Have-a-cake Lads, The Dukes
Marches: The Wellesley
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