48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1741.01.31 James Cholmondeley's Regiment of Foot
known until 1751 by the names of five other colonels
1747 ranked as 59th Foot
1751.07.01 48th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 58th Foot to form
The Northamptonshire Regiment


Douro, Talavera, Albuhera, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula, Sevastopol

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

Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: pake buff, turnbacks:pale buff , lacings: white with thin green line thin yellow line and green wavy line
1741.01.13 Gen. Hon. James Cholmondeley [also 34th Foot]
1743.03.14 Col. Lord Henry Beauclerk [also 31st Foot]
1745.04.22 Col. Francis Ligonier
1746.04.06 F.M. Hon. Henry Seymour Conway [also 34th Foot]
1749.07.24 Maj-Gen. George (Byng), 3rd Viscount Torrington [also 4th Marines]
1750.08.11 Lt-Gen. William (Home), 8th Earl of Home [also 25th Foot]
1752.04.29 Lt-Gen. Thomas Dunbar
1755.11.11 Lt-Gen. Daniel Webb [also 8th Foot]
1766.12.18 Lt-Gen. William Browne [also 73rd Foot [1756-63]
1773.12.15 Lt-Gen. William Alexander Sorrell
1783.03.31 Lt-Gen. Robert Skene [also 99th Foot (Jamaica Regt) [1780-83]
1787.05.23 Gen. Patrick Tonyn [also 104th Foot [1761-63, 1782-84]
1805.01.01 Gen. Lord Charles Fitzroy [also 25th Foot, 4th Bn 60th Foot]
1829.12.25 Gen. Sir Thomas Hislop, Bt., GCB [also 51st Foot, 93rd Foot, 11th West India Regt]
1843.05.31 Lt-Gen. George Middlemore, CB [also 76th Foot; Gov. St. Helena 1835-41]
1850.11.25 Gen. Sir James Henry Reynett, KCB, KCH
1864.08.10 Gen. Arthur Alexander (Dalzell), 13th Earl of Carnwath [also 88th Foot]
1875.04.29 Gen. William Anson McCleverty [also 108th Foot]
Mottos: Montis Insignia Calpe
Nicknames: The Heroes of Talavera
Anniversaries: Talavera (27 Jul 1809)
Marches: The Northamptonshires, The Lincolnshire Poacher
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