68th (Durham) (Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1745 The Duke of Bedford's Regiment of Foot
ranked as 68th Foot
1746 disbanded
1758.04.22 68th Regiment of Foot
formed by redesignation of 2nd Battalion, 23rd Foot
1782.08.31 68th (Durham) Regiment of Foot
1808.09.10 68th (Durham) (Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 106th Foot to form The Durham Light Infantry


Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes, Peninsula, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol, [New Zealand]1 1. awarded for service in 1863-1866.
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: deep green, turnbacks: deep green, lacings: yellow with one black lines
1745 John (Russell), 4th Duke of Bedford [to 1746]
1758.04.22 Gen. John Lambton
1794.03.26 Maj-Gen. John Mansel
1794.04.30 Maj-Gen. Thomas Dundas
1794.08.06 F.M. Sir Alured Clarke, GCB [also 5th Foot, 7th Foot, 1st Bn 60th Foot; C-in-C Bengal 1797, C-in-C India]
1794.10.25 Lt-Gen. Hon. Sir Charles Stuart, KB [also 26th Foot]
1795.03.25 Gen. Sir Thomas Trigge, KB [also 44th Foot]
1809.05.27 Gen. Sir John Cope Sherbrooke, GCB [also 33rd Foot]
1813.01.01 Gen. Sir Henry Warde, GCB [also 31st Foot]
1831.04.13 Lt-Gen. Sir John (Keane), 1st Lord Keane, GCB, GCH
1838.04.06 Lt-Gen. Sir William Johnston, KCB
1844.02.21 Lt-Gen. Sir Edward Gibbs, KCB [also 52nd Foot]
1844.12.07 Lt-Gen. Charles Nicol, CB
1850.01.31 Lt-Gen. David Mercer Henderson, CB
1854.04.17 Lt-Gen. Sir William Lewis Herries, CB, KCH
1857.06.04 Lt-Gen. Robert Christopher Mansel, KH
1864.04.09 F.M. Lord William Paulet GCB [also 87th Foot]
Mottos: Faithful
Nicknames: The Faithful Durhams
Anniversaries: Inkerman (5 Nov 1854)
Marches: The Light Barque, The Old 68th, The Keel Row
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