52nd (Oxfordshire) (Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1755.12.20 54th Regiment of Foot
1756.12.25 52nd 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 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot
1803.01.25 52nd (Oxfordshire) (Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot
(first regiment converted to light infantry)
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 43rd Foot to form The Oxfordshire Light Infantry


[Hindoostan]1, Vimiera, Corunna, Busaco, Fuentes d'Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula, Waterloo, Delhi 1857 1.awarded 1821 for services in 1790-1793, including 3rd Mysore war, 4th Mysore war and Pondicherry.

Note: see also The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry for belatedly awarded battle honours.

Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: buff, turnbacks: buff, lacings: not known
1755.12.20 Maj-Gen. Hedworth Lambton
1758.06.07 Lt-Gen. Edward Sandford [also 10th Foot, 26th Foot, 66th Foot]
1760.11.27 Gen. Sir John Saunders Sebright, Bt. [also 18th Foot, 83rd Foot [1757-64, 1771-83]
1762.04.01 Lt-Gen. Sir John Clavering, KB
1778.05.14 Gen. Cyrus Trapaud [also 70th Foot]
1801.05.08 Lt-Gen. Sir John Moore, KB
1809.01.25 Lt-Gen. Sir Hildebrand Oakes, Bt., GCB
1822.09.09 Gen. Sir George Townsend Walker, Bt., GCB [also 50th Foot, 84th Foot, 2nd Bn & 3rd Bn The Rifle Brigade originally 95th Foot, Meuron's Regt; Gov. Grenada 1815-16, C-in-C Madras 1825-31]
1839.12.23 Lt-Gen. Sir Thomas Arbuthnot [also 9th Foot, 71st Foot, 99th Foot]
1844.12.07 Lt-Gen. Sir Edward Gibbs, KCB [also 68th Foot]
1847.02.08 Gen. Sir Archibald Maclaine, KCB
1861.03.10 F.M. Sir William Rowan, GCB [also 19th Foot]
1879.09.27 Gen. John Leslie Dennis, CB [also 51st Foot]
Nicknames: The Light Bobs, The Light Brigade
Marches: Lower Castle Yard
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