55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1755.12.25 57th Regiment of Foot
1756.12.25 55th Regiment of Foot
renumbered upon disbandment of 50th Regiment (Shirley's) [1745-48, 1754-57] and 51st Regiment (Pepperell's) [1745-48, 1754-56]
1782.08.31 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 34th Foot to form The Border Regiment


[China]1, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol 1. the Dragon badge superscribed "China".

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

Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: dark green, turnbacks: dark green, lacings: yellow with two dark green lines with diagonal dark green stripes across
1755.12.25 Col. Charles Perry
1757.09.28 Brig-Gen. George Augustus (Howe), 3rd Viscount Howe [also 3rd Bn 60th Foot]
1758.10.20 Brig-Gen. John Prideaux
1759.07.20 Lt-Gen. Sir James Adolphus Oughton, KB [also 31st Foot]
1762.08.20 Lt-Gen. William Gansell
1774.08.03 Lt-Gen. Richard (Lambart), 6th Earl of Cavan [also 15th Foot]
1775.09.07 Gen. Sir Robert Pigot, Bt [also 38th Foot]
1775.12.11 Gen. James Grant [also 11th Foot, 97th Foot (Inverness-shire Highlanders) [1794-95]
1791.11.09 Gen. Loftus Anthony Tottenham [also 90th Foot (Yorksire Voluntiers) [1779-84]]
1811.03.20 Lt-Gen. Donald McDonald
1812.10.10 Lt-Gen. Sir Colin Campbell, KCB [also 72nd Foot, 99th Foot; Gov. Ceylon 1839-47]
1814.04.25 Gen. Sir William Henry Clinton, GCB GCH [Junior] [also 3rd Foot, 1st Bn 60th Foot]
1846.02.23 Lt-Gen. Alexander George (Fraser), 16th Lord Saltoun, KT, KCB, GCH [also 2nd Foot]
1846.08.07 Lt-Gen. John Wardlaw
1848.12.07 Gen. John Millet Hamerton, CB
1855.01.29 Lt-Gen. Hon. Henry Edward Butler [also 94th Foot]
1856.12.08 Maj-Gen. Hon George Anson
1857.05.28 Lt-Gen. Sir James Holmes Schoedde, KCB [also 2nd Foot]
1861.11.15 Gen. Sir William Henry Elliott, GCB, KH [also 51st Foot]
1862.06.01 Gen. Sir Patrick Edmonstone Craigie, KCB [also 31st Foot]
1873.12.14 Gen. Sir Philip Melmoth Nelson Guy, KCB
1878.03.11 Gen. Sir Edmund Haythorne, KCB [also 37th Foot]
1879.02.02 Gen. Sir Henry Charles Barnston Daubeney, GCB
Nicknames: The Two Fives
Marches: The Lass o' Gowrie, Come Back to Erin
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