63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1758.04.21 63rd Regiment of Foot
formed by redesignation of 2nd Battalion, 8th Foot
1782.08.31 63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 96th Foot to form The Manchester Regiment


Egmont-op-Zee, Martinique 1809, Guadeloupe 1810, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol, Afghanistan 1879-80

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

Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: deep green, turnbacks: deep green, lacings: white with two deep green lines and deep green diagonal stripes across
1758.04.21 Maj-Gen. David Watson [also 38th Foot]
1760.10.12 Gen. Sir William Boothby, Bt. [also 6th Foot, 50th Foot]
1764.09.05 Lt-Gen. Sir Richard Pierson, KB [also 36th Foot]
1765.09.13 Gen. Sir Charles Hotham, 8th Bt., KB [also 15th Foot]
1768.11.06 Lt-Gen. Francis Grant [also 90th Foot [1759-63]
1782.01.02 Lt-Gen. Hon Alexander Leslie [also 9th Foot]
1788.07.04 Col. George (Waldegrave), 4th Earl Waldegrave [also 14th Foot]
1789.08.27 Gen. Alexander (Lindsay), 6th Earl of Belcarres [also 71st Foot (Fraser's Highlanders) [1745-63, 1775-86]
1825.04.07 Gen. William Dyott
1847.05.17 Maj-Gen. Sir Henry Watson, CB [also 15th Foot]
1850.11.25 Gen. Sir Thomas Kenah, KCB
1868.02.27 Lt-Gen. Arthur Cunliffe van Notten Pole [also 108th Foot]
1873.08.22 Gen. Thomas Maitland Wilson [also 96th Foot]
1877.10.15 Gen. Sir Richard Waddy, KCB
Nicknames: The Bloodsuckers, The British Musketeers
Anniversaries: Guadeloupe (10 Jun 1759), Inkerman (5 Nov 1854), Ladysmith (28 Feb 1900)
Marches: The Young May Moon, The Manchesters, Farewell Manchester
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