53rd (the Shropshire) Regiment of Foot [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 1 August 2000. Corrected and updated 20.05.2003
53rd (the Shropshire)
Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom 
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1755.12.21 55th Regiment of Foot
raised in north of England
1756.10 53rd Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 53rd (the Shropshire) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 united with 85th, or The King's Regiment of Light Infantry (Bucks Volunteers), to become 1st Bn, The King's Light Infantry (Shropshire Regiment)
53rd Foot Timeline, by Michael S.Young (LightInfantry.org)
  2nd Battalion [1803-1817]
Nieuport, Tournay, St. Lucia 1796, Talavera, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Toulouse, Peninsula, Aliwal, Sobraon, Goojerat, Punjaub, Lucknow
Colours of the 53rd Foot in 1877.
1755.12.01 Lt-Gen. William Whitmore
1759.04.05 Maj-Gen. John Toovey
1770.02.05 Gen. Robert Dalrymple-Horn-Elphinstone
1794.04.03 Gen. Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake
1796.11.02 Maj-Gen. Welbore Ellis Doyle
1798.01.03 Gen. Charles Crosbie
1807.03.01 Lt-Gen. Sir John Abercromby, GCB
1817.02.04 Gen. Sir Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, GCB, KCH, KC
1830.11.09 F.M. Fitzroy James Henry Somerset, 1st Lord Raglan, GCB
1854.05.08 Gen. Sir John MacDonald, KCB
1855.05.25 Lt-Gen. William Sutherland
1860.06.04 Gen. Frederick Maunsell
1865.04.02 Maj-Gen. Charles William Ridley, CB
1867.02.02 Lt-Gen. William George Gold
1868.12.27 Gen. Sir Charles Trollope, KCB

Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
VCs in the King's Shropshire Light Infantry Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
  • Band History, by Gordon Turner and Alwyn W. Turner (Droit Music Ltd)
  • Bandmasters, by Gordon Turner and Alwyn W. Turner (Droit Music Ltd)
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:


The Shropshire Regimental Museum, Shrewsbury (Army listing)
Shropshire Regimental Museum, by Henrik Teller (Simonides listing).
Regimental Journal:
Full Histories:
Short Histories: