43rd (Monmouthshire) (Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1741.03.01 Thomas Fowke's Regiment of Foot
also known until 1751 by the names of two other colonels
1747 ranked as 54th Foot
1751.07.01 43rd Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 43rd (Monmouthshire) Regiment of Foot
1803.01.10 43rd (Monmouthshire) (Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 52nd Foot to form The Oxfordshire Light Infantry


Vimiera, Corunna, Busaco, Fuentes d'Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Nivelle, Nive, Toulouse, Peninsula, [New Zealand]1 1. awarded for services in 1863-66.

Note: see also The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry for belatedly awarded battle honours.

Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: greyish white, turnbacks: greyish white, lacings: white with dark blue stars and between thin red lines
1741.01.03 Lt-Gen. Thomas Fowke [also 2nd Foot, 14th Foot]
1741.08.12 Brig-Gen. William Graham [also 11th Foot]
1746.02.07 Lt-Gen. James Kennedy
1761.03.24 Maj-Gen. Hon. Sharrington Talbot [also 38th Foot, 74th Foot [1756-63]
1762.04.12 Lt-Gen. Bennet Noel
1766.09.26 Gen. Hon. George Carey
1792.04.26 Gen. Edward Smith
1809.01.07 Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir John Francis (Cradock), 1st Baron Howden [to 1796; also known as Caradoc; also 71st Foot; 127th Foot [1794-96]
1839.08.01 Lt-Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir John (Keane), 1st Baron Keane of Ghuznee, GCB, GCH [also 46th Foot, 94th Foot]
1844.09.09 Lt-Gen. Hon. Sir Hercules Robert Pakenham, KCB
1850.03.26 Gen. Sir James Fergusson, GCB [also 62nd Foot]
1865.09.05 Gen. Sir James Frederick Love, GCB, KH [also 57th Foot]
1866.01.14 Lt-Gen. Sir Robert Garrett, KCB, KH
1869.06.14 Gen. Hon. Sir Augustus Almeric Spencer, GCB [also 96th Foot; C-in-C Bombay 1869-74]
Nicknames: Wolfe's Own, The Light Brigade
Anniversaries: Waterloo (18 Jun 1815)
Marches: Das Nacht Lager von Grenada, The Italian Song
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