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The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
British Army - Infantry

Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

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31st (Greater London) Signal Regiment (V) (after 1948)

57th Foot (1803-1815)

57th Regiment of Foot

57th (The West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot

59th Regiment of Foot

77th (Hindoostan) Regiment of Foot (Col. James Marsh)

77th (The East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot

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

The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment).

The Kensington Regiment (<1948)

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The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)

The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1881 until 1966.

Active - 1881-1966

Motto -

Uniform - Lemon Yellow facings

Corps March -

  • Quick - 'Sir Manley Power' and 'Paddy's Resource'
  • Slow - 'Caledonian' and 'Garb of old Gaul' (slow).

Nick-name - The Die Hards

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Ancestry

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The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) was formed in 1881 as part of the Childers Reforms when the county's militia and rifle volunteer units were amalgamated as follows -.

Timeline

1881 - formed by the amalgamation of ...

  • 57th (The West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot

and

  • 77th (The East Middlesex) (The Duke of Cambridge's Own)

...inheriting the designation "Duke of Cambridge's Own" from the 77th Foot. The regiment was also permitted to bear the coronet and cypher of Prince George, Duke of Cambridge on its colours and badges, having earlier been granted the plumes and motto of the Prince of Wales in 1810 for twenty years service in India.

1921 - the regimental title was reversed to The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own).

For WW1 and WW2 activity see WIKI Middlesex Regiment

1948 - reduced to a single regular battalion (the 1st), and two territorial battalions (the 7th and 8th). The Kensington Regiment amalgamated with the Middlesex Yeomanry to form the 31st (Greater London) Signal Regiment (V)

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57th (The West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot

Active - 1755 - 1881
Nicknames -

  • The Steelbacks (after their frequent floggings in Gibraltar in 1800)
  • The Die-hards (at Albuera in 1811 the regiment’s fatally wounded colonel shouted to his men, ‘Die hard, 57th! Die hard!’)
  • The Fighting Villains

Motto - Honi soit qui mal y pense (Evil be to Him, who Evil Thinks)
Colours - Yellow facings, gold braided lace
Marches

  • Quick: Sir Manley Power
  • Slow: Caledonian

Badge - image at National Army Museum

Timeline

1755 - Raised by Col. John Arabin as 59th Regiment of Foot
till 1757 - served as Marines
1757 - Re-numbered as 57th Regiment of Foot
1782 - Re-designated 57th (The West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot
1881 - Amalgamated with 77th Foot (The East Middlesex) (The Duke of Camridge's Own) to form 1st and 2nd Battalions of The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)


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

The 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot (The Duke of Cambridge's Own) was a line regiment of the British Army from 1787 to 1881

Active - 1787-1881
Colours - Yellow facings

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Battle Honours

77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot

  • Battle honours won by the regiment were:[11]
  • Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: Seringapatam
  • Peninsular War: Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Peninsula
  • Crimean war: Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol

The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)

  • Earlier Wars Mysore, South Africa 1879, Relief of Ladysmith, South Africa 1900-02
  • The Great War Mons, Le Cateau, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914 '18, La Bassée 1914, Messines 1914 '17 '18, Armentières 1914, Neuve Chapelle, Ypres 1915 '17 '18, Gravenstafel, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, Aubers, Hooge 1915, Loos, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916 '18, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Pozières, Ginchy, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Thiepval, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre 1916 '18, Bapaume 1917 '18, Arras 1917 '18, Vimy 1917, Scarpe 1917 '18, Arleux, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Rosières, Avre, Villers Bretonneux, Lys, Estaires, Hazebrouck, Bailleul, Kemmel, Scherpenberg, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, St. Quentin Canal, Courtrai, Selle, Valenciennes, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Italy1917-18, Struma, Doiran 1918, Macedonia 1915-18, Suvla, Landing at Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915, Rumani, Egypt 1915-17, Gaza, Jerusalem, Jericho, Jordan, Tell 'Asur, Palestine 1917-18, Mesopotamia 1917-18, Murman 1919, Dukhovskaya, Siberia 1918-19
  • The Second World War: Dyle, Defence of Escaut, Ypres-Comines Canal, Dunkirk 1940, Normandy Landing, Cambes, Breville, Odon, Caen, Orne, Hill 112, Bourguébus Ridge, Troarn, Mont Pincon, Falaise, Seine 1944, Nederrijn, Le Havre, Lower Maas, Venraij, Meijel, Geilenkirchen, Venlo Pocket, Rhineland, Reichswald, Goch, Rhine, Lingen, Brinkum, Bremen, North-West Europe 1940 '44-45, El Alamein, Advance on Tripoli, Mareth, Akarit, Djebel Roumana, North Africa 1942-43, Francofonte, Sferro, Sferro Hills, Sicily 1943, Anzio, Carroceto, Gothic Line, Monte Grande, Italy 1944-45, Hong Kong, South-East Asia 1941
  • Later Wars Naktong Bridgehead, Chongju, Chongchon II Chuam-Ni, Kapyong-chon, Kapyong, Korea 1950-51, 7th, 8th, 9th Battal

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Notable Personnel

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Victoria Cross recipients

  • Ensign John Thornton Down, New Zealand Land Wars (2 October 1863)
  • Sergeant George Gardiner, Crimean War (22 March 1855) WIKI
  • Private Charles McCorrie, Crimean War (23 June 1855) WIKI
  • Sergeant John Park, Crimean War (19 April 1855)
  • Drummer Dudley Stagpoole, New Zealand Land Wars (2 October 1863)
  • Private Alexander Wright, Crimean War (22 March 1855 and 19 April 1855)

Colonels of the Regiment

77th (Hindoostan) Regiment of Foot]

  • 1787–1804: Gen. James Marsh
  • 1804–1808: Gen. Albemarle Bertie, 9th Earl of Lindsey

77th (the East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot - (1807)

  • 1808–1811: Gen. Richard Lambart, 7th Earl of Cavan, KC
  • 1811: Gen. Sir Charles Hastings, Bt.
  • 1811–1815: Lt-Gen. Sir Thomas Picton, GCB
  • 1815–1834: Lt-Gen. Sir George Cooke, KCB
  • 1834–1840: Lt-Gen. Sir Archibald Campbell, Bt., GCB (of Ava)
  • 1840–1851: Lt-Gen. Sir John Macleod, CB, KCH
  • 1851–1854: Gen. Sir George Brown, GCB, KH
  • 1854–1861: Gen. Sir George Leigh Goldie, KCB
  • 1861–1875: Gen. Henry Robinson-Montagu, 6th Lord Rokeby, GCB
  • 1875–1881: Gen. Henry Hope Graham, CB

59th Regiment of Foot

  • 1755.12.27 Col. John Arabin

57th Regiment of Foot

57th (the West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot

A

B

  • Pte. Joseph Ball, aged 20 - executed by firing squad for desertion on 12 Jan 1915. - 2nd Middlesex, 8th Div. - see Joseph Ball - shot at Dawn
  • Pte. Abraham Beverstein, aged 21 - executed by firing squad for desertion on 20th May 1916. 11th Middlesex, 12th Div.. a.k.a. Harris, Bevistein, Beverston

C

  • Pte. Henry Carter, aged 18 - executed by firing squad for desertion on 26 Apr 1914. 11th Middlesex, Div.12

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R

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  • Pte. William Scotton, aged 19, - executed by firing squad for desertion on 3rd feb 1916 - 4th Middlesex, Div 3
  • Pte. F Sheffield, aged 26 was executed by firing squad for Desertion 8 on 12 Jan 1915 - 2nd Middlesex, Div 8
  • Pte William Henry Simmons, aged 23 - executed by firing squad for desertion on 1st Dec 1916 - 23rd Middlesex, Div 24.
  • Pte David Stevenson, aged 23 - executed by firing squad for desertion on 18th July 1918 - 13th Middlesex, 24th Div. No family found for him - one of those with a record of being absent, drunkenness, creating disturbances and malingering.

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  • Pte. Ernest Worsley, age not known - executed by firing squad for desertion on 22nd Oct 1917 - 2nd Middlesex, Div. 8

Sources, References and Further Reading

  • Brereton, J M A Guide to the regiments and Corps of the British Army on the Regular Establishment (Bodley Head) 1985
  • Griffin, P D Encyclopedia of Modern British Army Regiments (Sutton Publishers) 2006
  • Lumley, Goff Amalgamations in the British Army 1660-2008 (Partizan Press 2009)
  • WIKI Middlesex regiment
  • National Army Museum
  • WIKI Middlesex Yeomanry

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