44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1741.01.07 James Long's Regiment of Foot
known by the names two other colonels until 1751
1747 ranked as 55th Foot
1751.07.01 44th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 56th Foot to form The Essex Regiment


[Egypt]1, Badajoz, Salamanca, Peninsula, Bladensburg, Waterloo, Ava, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol, Taku Forts 1. the Sphinx badge superscribed "Egypt".
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: bright yellow, turnbacks: bright yellow, lacings: white with yellow line between blue zigzagged line and black zigzagged line
1741.01.07 Col. James Long
1743.03.11 Col. John Lee
1751.02.26 Col. Sir Peter Halkett, Bt.
1755.11.13 Col. Robert Ellison
1756.03.13 Gen. James Abercromby [also 50th Foot; Col.-in-Chief 60th Foot]
1781.05.04 Gen. Charles Rainsford [also 99th (Jamaica) Foot [1780-83]
1809.05.27 Gen. Sir Thomas Trigge, KB [also 68th Foot]
1814.01.12 Gen.. John (Howard), 15th Earl of Suffolk [also 70th Foot, 97th Foot [1760-63, 1780-84]
1820.01.29 Gen. Gore Brown
1843.04.07 Gen. Hon. Sir Patrick Stuart, GCMG [also 2nd Bn 60th Foot; Gov. Malta 1843-47]
1855.02.08 Lt-Gen. Sir Frederick Ashworth
1858.08.02 Gen. Sir Thomas Reed, GCB
Mottos: Montis Insignia Calpe
Nicknames: The Two Fours, The Little Fighting Fours
Anniversaries: Salamanca (22 Jul 1812)
Marches: The Hampshires, Rule Britannia, The Essex
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