49th (Hertfordshire) (Princess Charlotte of Wales's ) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1743.12.25 Edward Trelawney's Regiment of Foot
raised from eight independent companies in Jamaica; also known as Jamaica Volunteers
1746 absorbed four independent companies, formerly of Gooch's Marines
1747 ranked as 63rd Foot
1751.07.01 49th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 49th (Hertfordshire) Regiment of Foot
1816.01.27 49th (Hertfordshire) (Princess Charlotte of Wales's ) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 66th Foot to form The Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Berkshire Regiment)


Egmont-op-Zee, [Copenhagen]1, Queenstown, [China]2, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol 1. supplemented 1951 by Naval Crown badge superscribed "2nd April 1801".2. the Dragon badge superscribed "China".

Note: see also The Royal Berkshire Regiment (The Princess Charlotte of Wales's ) for belatedly awarded battle honours.

Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: full green, turnbacks: full green, lacings: white with yellow line and green scroll pattern
1743.12.25 Col. Edward Trelawney
1754.01.22 Lt-Gen. George Walsh
1761.10.24 Lt-Gen. John Stanwix [also 8th Foot, 1st Bn 60th Foot]
1764.04.11 Gen. David Graeme of Gorthry [also 19th Foot, 105th Foot (Queen's Own Royal Highlanders) [1760-63]]
1768.05.25 Gen. Hon. Sir Alexander Maitland
1820.02.19 Lt-Gen. Sir Miles Nightingall, KCB
1829.09.21 Gen. Sir Gordon Drummond, GCB [also 8th Foot, 71st Foot, 88th Foot, 97th Foot (Queen's Own Germans) [1798-1818]
1846.04.24 Gen. Sir Edward Bowater, KCH
1861.12.15 Gen. Sir Edmund Finucane Morris, KCB [also 97th Foot]
1871.12.05 Gen. Thomas James Galloway [also 70th Foot]
1874.09.07 Gen. Sir Charles Henry Ellice, GCB [also 24th Foot; AG. 1876-82]
Nicknames: The Biscuit Boys
Anniversaries: Maiwand (27 July 1880)
Marches: The Dashing White Sergeant, The Young May Moon
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