77th (East Middlesex) (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1787.10.12 77th (Hindoostan) 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 76th Foot)
1807 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot
("East Middlesex" title belonged 1782-1807 to 39th Foot)
1876.06.19 77th (East Middlesex) (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Regiment of Foot
title granted by F.M. HRH George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge, Commanding-in-Chief
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 57th Foot to form The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)


Seringapatam, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Peninsula, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol

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

Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: not known, turnbacks: not known, lacings: white pattern not known
1787.10.12 Gen. James Marsh
1804.06.15 Gen. Albemarle (Bertie), 9th Earl of Lindsey [also 9th Foot, 81st Foot, 89th Foot]
1808.03.25 Gen. Richard (Lambart), 7th Earl of Cavan, KC [also 45th Foot, 58th Foot, 2nd West India Regt]
1811.07.01 Gen. Sir Charles Hastings, Bt. [also 12th Foot]
1811.10.15 Lt-Gen. Sir Thomas Picton, GCB
1815.06.23 Lt-Gen. Sir George Cooke, KCB [also 40th Foot]
1834.12.23 Lt-Gen. Sir Archibald Campbell, Bt., GCB (of Ava) [also 62nd Foot, The Rifle Brigade originally 95th Foot]
1840.02.17 Lt-Gen. Sir John Macleod, CB, KCH
1851.04.11 Gen. Sir George Brown, GCB, KH [also 7th Foot, 32nd Foot, Col.-in-Chief & Col 2nd Bn 95th Foot]
1854.12.22 Gen. Sir George Leigh Goldie, KCB [also 35th Foot]
1861.02.13 Gen. Henry (Robinson-Montagu), 6th Lord Rokeby, GCB
1875.05.15 Gen. Henry Hope Graham, CB
Mottos: Ich Dien
Nicknames: The Pot Hooks
Marches: Paddy's Resource
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