51st (King's Own) (Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1755.12.25 53rd Regiment of Foot
1756.12.25 51st Regiment of Foot
renumbered upon disbandment of old 50th Foot (Shirley's) [1746-48, 1754-57] and 51st Foot (Pepperell's) [1744-48, 1754-56]
1782.08.31 51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding) Regiment of Foot
1809.05 51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot
1821.04.11 51st (King's Own) (Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot
(named for King George IV)
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 105th Foot to form The King's Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire Regiment)


Minden, Corunna, Fuentes d'Onor, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes, Peninsula, Waterloo, Pegu, Ali Masjid, Afghanistan 1878-80
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: scarlet, turnbacks: scarlet, lacings: white
1755.12.19 Lt-Gen. Robert Napier
1757.04.22 Lt-Gen. Thomas Brudenell
1767.06.24 Gen. Archibald (Montgomerie), 11th Earl of Eglinton
1795.12.02 Lt-Gen. Anthony George Martin
1800.05.09 Gen. William Morshead [also 5th Bn 60th Foot]
1822.06.04 Gen. Sir Thomas Hislop, Bt., GCB [also 48th Foot, 93rd Foot, 11th West India Regt]
1829.12.25 Lt-Gen. Sir Benjamin d'Urban, GCB, KCH
1849.06.26 Gen. Sir Thomas Willshire, Bt., GCB
1862.06.01 Gen. Sir William Henry Elliott, GCB, KH [also 55th Foot]
1874.03.28 Gen. John Leslie Dennis, CB [also 52nd Foot]
1879.09.27 Gen. Arnold Charles Errington [also 85th Foot]
Mottos: Cede Nullis
Nicknames: The Koylis
Anniversaries: Minden (1 Aug 1759)
Marches: The Jockey of York, With Jockey to the Fair
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