57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1755.12.26 59th Regiment of Foot
raised at Gloucester
1756.12.25 57th 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 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 77th Foot to form The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)


Albuhera, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Peninsula, Inkerman, Sevastopol, [New Zealand]1, 1. awarded for services in 1860-1861.

Note: see also The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) for belatedly awarded battle honours.

Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: lemon yellow, turnbacks: lemon yellow, lacings: lemon yellow
1755.12.27 Col. John Arabin
1757.03.22 Lt-Gen. Sir David Cunynghame, Bt.
1767.11.04 Gen. Sir John Irwin, KB [also 74th Foot [1756-63]
1780.11.02 Gen. John Campbell (of Strachur)
1806.09.08 Gen. John (Hely-Hutchinson), 2nd Earl of Donoughmore, GCB [also 18th Foot, 74th Foot, 94th Foot [1760-63, 1780-83, 1794-96]
1811.04.27 Gen. Sir Hew Whiteford Dalrymple, Bt. [also 19th Foot, 37th Foot, 81st Foot]
1830.04.10 Lt-Gen. Sir William Inglis, KCB
1835.12.04 Gen. Sir Frederick Adam, GCB, GCMG [also 21st Foot, 73rd Foot; Gov. Madras 1832-37]
1843.05.31 F.M. Sir Henry (Hardinge), 1st Viscount Hardinge, GCB [also 97th Foot]
1856.09.24 Gen. Sir James Frederick Love, GCB, KH [also 43rd Foot]
1865.09.05 Gen. Charles Richard Fox
1873.04.14 Gen. Freeman Murray [also 2nd Bn 60th Foot, 93rd Foot]
1875.12.11 Gen. Sir Edward Alan Holdich, GCB [also 20th Foot]
Mottos: Hon Soit Qui Mal y Pense
Nicknames: The Die Hards, The Steelbacks, The Fighting Villains
Marches: Sir Manley Power, Daughter of the Regiment, Lass o' Gowrie
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