76th (Hindoostan) Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom
1787.10.12 76th Regiment of Foot
raised by EIC for service in India when war with the French was imminent, but, the danger having passed, EIC refused to support or embark the regiment, whereupon Parliament passed the East India Declaratory Act requiring that troops deemed necessary for the security of overseas territories be supported by revenues from those territories (also see 74th Foot, 75th Foot and 77th Foot)
1806.10.20 76th (Hindoostan) Regiment of Foot
1812 76th Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 33rd (Duke of Wellington's) Regiment of Foot to form The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)


[Hindoostan]1, Nive, [Peninsula] 1. the Elephant Howdah badge circumscribed "Hindoostan", awarded 1806 for services in 1788-1806, including 4th Mysore war and 2nd Mahratta war (Elephant added 1807, Howdah added later).

Note: see also The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) for belatedly awarded battle honours.

Badges: An Elephant Howdah circumscribed "Hindoostan" (awarded 7 Feb. 1807)
Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: not known, turnbacks: not known, lacings: white pattern not known
1787.10.12 Gen. Sir Thomas Musgrave, Bt
1813.01.02 Lt-Gen. Sir George Prevost, Bt [also 16th Foot, 5th Bn 60th Foot; Capt-Gen. North America; Gen. Gov. Dominica 1802-07; Gov. Lower Canada 1811-15]
1814.02.17 Gen. Christopher Chowne
1834.07.19 Gen. Sir Peregrine Maitland, GCB [also 17th Foot, 1st West India Regt; CinC Madras 1836-38; Gov. CinC Cape 1843-47]
1843.01.02 Lt-Gen. George Middlemore, CB [also 48th Foot; Gov. St. Helena 1835-41]
1843.05.31 Lt-Gen. Sir Robert Arbuthnot, KCB
1853.05.10 Gen. William Jervois, KH
1862.11.06 Lt-Gen. Joseph Clarke
1871.02.28 Lt-Gen. Matthew Smith
1875.04.28 Gen. Frederick Darley George, CB [also 22nd Foot]
Nicknames: The Immortals, The Pigs, The Hindoostan Regiment, The Old Seven and Sixpennies
Marches: The Wellesley
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