56th (the West Essex) Regiment of Foot
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United Kingdom
1755.12.28 58th Regiment of Foot
raised at Newcastle and Gateshead
1756.12.25 56th 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 56th (the West Essex) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 44th Foot to form The Essex Regiment

BATTLE HONOURS LINKS ARE INOPERATIVE

Moro, [Gibraltar 1779-83]1, Sevastopol 1. the Castle and Key badge superscribed "Gibraltar 1779-83" and subscribed "Montis Insignia Calpe" (dates added 1909).

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

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Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: deep crimson, turnbacks: deep crimson, lacings: white with a pink line
1755.12.26 Maj-Gen. Lord Charles Manners
1761.12.17 Lt-Gen. Hon. William Keppel [also 14th Foot, 12th R Lancers, 3rd West India Regt]
1765.06.12 Lt-Gen. James Durand
1766.05.22 Gen. Hunt Walsh
1795.03.07 F.M. Sir Samuel Hulse, Bt., GCH [also 19th Foot, 62nd Foot]
1797.01.24 Gen. Hon. Chapple Norton [also 81st Foot]
1818.03.18 Gen. Sir John Murray, Bt., GCH
1827.10.29 Gen. Matthew (Aylmer), 5th Lord Aylmer, GCB
1832.07.23 Lt-Gen. Sir Hudson Lowe, KCB, GCMG [also 50th Foot, 93rd Foot]
1842.11.17 Gen. John (Fane), 11th Earl of Westmorland, GCB, GCH
1859.10.17 Lt-Gen. John Home Home
1860.04.23 Gen. Henry William Breton
Mottos: Montis Insignia Calpe
Nicknames: The Saucy Pompeys
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Marches: Rule Britannia
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