53rd (Shropshire) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1755.12.21 55th Regiment of Foot
raised in north of England
1756.12.25 53rd 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 53rd (Shropshire) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 85th Foot to form The King's Light Infantry (Shropshire Regiment)


Nieuport, Tournay, St. Lucia 1796, Talavera, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Toulouse, Peninsula, Aliwal, Sobraon, Goojerat, Punjaub, Lucknow
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: scarlet, turnbacks: scarlet, lacings: not known
1755.12.01 Lt-Gen. William Whitmore [also 9th Foot]
1759.04.05 Maj-Gen. John Toovey
1770.02.05 Gen. Robert Dalrymple-Horn-Elphinstone [also 120th Foot [1762-63, 1794-96]
1794.04.03 Gen. Gerard (Lake), 1st Viscount Lake [also 73rd Foot, 80th Foot; C-in-C India]
1796.11.02 Maj-Gen. Welbore Ellis Doyle
1798.01.03 Gen. Charles Crosbie
1807.03.01 Lt-Gen. Sir John Abercromby, GCB
1817.02.04 Gen. Sir Rowland (Hill), 1st Viscount Hill, GCB, GCH, KC [also RHG, 72nd Foot, 94th Foot; CinC]
1830.11.09 F.M. Fitzroy James Henry (Somerset), 1st Lord Raglan, GCB
1854.05.08 Gen. Sir John MacDonald, GCB [also 42nd Foot, 67th Foot, 92nd Foot]
1855.05.25 Lt-Gen. William Sutherland [also 93rd Foot]
1860.06.04 Gen. Frederick Maunsell [also 85th Foot]
1865.04.02 Maj-Gen. Charles William Ridley, CB
1867.02.02 Lt-Gen. William George Gold [also 32nd Foot]
1868.12.27 Gen. Sir Charles Trollope, KCB
Mottos: Aucto Splendore Resurgo
Nicknames: The Brickdusts, The Old Five and Threepennies
Marches: Old Towler, The Farmer's Boy
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