62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom
1742.03.29 John Batereau's Regiment of Foot
1747. ranked as 62nd Foot
1748. disbanded at Stirling
1758.04.21 62nd Regiment of Foot
formed by redesignation of 2nd Battalion, 4th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 99th (Duke of Edinburgh's) Regiment of Foot to form The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment)


Nive, Peninsula, Ferozeshah, Sobraon, Sevastopol

Note: see also The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) for belatedly awarded battle honours.

Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: buff, turnbacks: buff, lacings: white with two black and two buff lines
1742.03.29 Col. John Batereau [to 1748]
1758.04.21 Lt-Gen. William Strode
1776.01.15 Maj-Gen. Valentine Jones
1779.11.17 Gen. Edward Mathew
1805.12.27 F.M. Sir George Nugent, Bt., GCB [also 6th Foot, 85th Foot]
1806.05.26 Gen. Sir Eyre Coote, GCB, KC [also 34th Foot, 89th Foot]
1810.06.25 F.M. Sir Samuel Hulse, Bt., GCH [also 19th Foot, 56th Foot]
1837.01.10 Gen. Sir Frederick Augustus Wetherall, GCH [also 17th Foot]
1840.02.17 Lt-Gen. Sir Archibald Campbell, Bt., GCB (of Ava) [also 77th Foot, 95th Foot]
1843.11.21 F.M. Sir John Forster Fitzgerald, GCB [also 18th Foot, 85th Foot]
1850.03.09 Gen. Sir James Fergusson, GCB [also 43rd Foot]
1850.03.26 Lt-Gen. William Smelt, CB [also 37th Foot]
1851.04.11 Lt-Gen. Thomas Lightfoot, CB
1858.11.16 Gen. Sir William Thomas Knollys, KCB
Mottos: Non Soit Qui Mal y Pense
Nicknames: The Springers, The Moonrakers, The Splashers
Anniversaries: Ferozeshah (21 Dec 1845)
Marches: The Vly be on Turmit, May Blossoms
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