46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1741.01.13 John Price's Regiment of Foot
raised at Newcastle; known by the name of one other colonel until 1751
1747 ranked as 57th Foot
1751.07.01 46th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 32nd Foot to form The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry


Dominica, Sevastopol

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

Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: yellow, turnbacks: yellow, lacings: white with yellow line and two blue zigzags
1741.01.13 Brig-Gen. John Price [also 14th Foot]
1743.06.23 Lt-Gen. Hon. Thomas Murray
1764.11.21 Gen. Sir William (Howe), 5th Viscount Howe, KB [also 19th Lt Dgns, 23rd Foot; CinC North America 1775-78]
1775.05.11 Lt-Gen. Hon. Sir John Vaughan, KB [also 94th Foot [1760-63, 1780-83, 1794-96]; CinC Leeward Is. 1779-82]
1795.08.01 Gen. Sir James Henry Craig, KB [also 22nd Foot, 78th Foot, 82nd Foot [1757-68, 1777-83], 86th Foot; Gov. Lower Canada 1807-11, Gov. Cape 1795]
1804.01.05 Gen. John Whyte
1816.04.01 Gen. Henry Wynyard [also 64th Foot]
1838.04.06 Lt-Gen. Sir John (Keane), 1st Baron Keane, GCB, GCH [also 43rd Foot, 94th Foot]
1839.08.01 Lt-Gen. John Ross, CB [also 98th Foot]
1843.05.31 Gen. Sir John Hamilton (Dalrymple), Bt., 8th Earl of Stair, KT [also 92nd Foot]
1853.01.24 Lt-Gen. Richard Egerton, CB
1854.11.19 Gen. Sir John Lysaght Pennefather, GCB [also 22nd Foot; Gov. Royal Hospital 1870-72]
1860.02.13 Gen. John Geddes, KH [also 27th Foot]
1860.04.24 Gen. Thomas Gerrard Ball [also 8th Foot]
1861.06.17 Lt-Gen. Sir Charles Ash Windham, KCB
1870.02.03 Lt-Gen. Edward Hungerford Delaval Elers Napier [also 61st Foot]
1870.06.20 Gen. Charles Stuart
Nicknames: Murrey's Bucks, The Red Feathers, The Edinburgh Regiment, The Lacedemonians
Marches: One and All
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