38th (the 1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1688.11.12 Sir John Guise's Regiment of Foot
1689.09.20 Jonathan Foulkes's Regiment of Foot
1693.10.30 Luke Lillingston's Regiment of Foot
1694 disbanded in England
1694.12.24 Luke Lillingston's Regiment of Foot
re-formed from personnel of previous regiment
1696 disbanded in West Indies
1702.02.13 Luke Lillingston's Regiment of Foot
1747 ranked as 38th Foot
1751.07.01 38th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 38th (the 1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 80th Foot to form The South Staffordshire Regiment


Monte Video, Rolica, Vimiera, Corunna, Busaco, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, San Sebastian, Nive, Peninsula, Ava, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol, Lucknow

Note: see also The South Staffordshire Regiment for belatedly awarded battle honours.

Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: bright yellow, turnbacks: bright yellow, lacings: white with bright yellow between two green lines
1688.11.12 Sir John Guise
1689.09.20 Jonathan Foulkes
1693.10.30 Brig-Gen. Luke Lillingston [also 6th Foot]
1694.12.24 Brig-Gen. Luke Lillingston [also 6th Foot]
1702 vacant?
1705.03.25 Brig-Gen. Luke Lillingston [also 6th Foot]
1708.06.02 Col. James Jones
1711.11.27 Col. Francis Alexander
1717.09.21 Col. Richard Lucas
1729.12.25 Brig-Gen. Edward Jones
1735.05.13 Brig-Gen. Hon. Robert Murray [also 37th Foot]
1738.03.30 Gen. Charles (Spencer), 3rd Duke of Marlborough, KG
1739.11.07 Lt-Gen. Robert Dalzell [also 33rd Foot]
1750.03.13 Lt-Gen. Richard Philipps [also 12th Foot, 40th Foot]
1751.02.27 Lt-Gen. Alexander Duroure [also 4th Foot]
1756.05.26 Maj-Gen. Sir James Ross, Bt.
1760.10.12 Maj-Gen. David Watson [also 63rd Foot]
1761.11.11 Maj-Gen. Andrew Robinson [also 45th Foot]
1762.04.12 Maj-Gen. Hon. Sharrington Talbot [also 43rd Foot, 74th Foot [1756-63]
1766.11.24 Lt-Gen. Cadwallader (Blayney), 9th Baron Blayney [also 91st Foot [1759-63]
1775.12.11 Gen. Sir Robert Pigot, Bt. [also 55th Foot]
1796.08.02 Gen. James Rooke [also 4th Bn 60th Foot]
1805.10.10 Gen. George James (Ludlow), 3rd Earl Ludlow, GCB
1836.05.30 Maj-Gen. Hon. Sir Charles James Greville, KCB [also 98th Foot]
1836.12.15 Gen. Sir Henry Pigot, GCMG [also 82nd Foot]
1840.06.15 Lt-Gen. Sir Jasper Nicolls, KCB [also 5th Foot, 93rd Foot]
1843.04.04 Gen. Hon. Sir Hugh Arbuthnott, KCB [also 79th Foot]
1862.03.14 Gen. Sir William (Mansfield), 1st Baron Sandhurst, GCB, GCSI
1876.06.24 Gen. James Pattoun Sparks, CB [also 95th Foot]
Mottos: Hon Soit Qui Mal y Pense
Anniversaries: Ferozeshah (21 Dec 1845)
Marches: Over the Hills and Far Away
Mascot: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
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