56th (West Essex) Regiment of Foot [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 1 August 2000. Corrected and updated 21.05.2003
 
 
56th (West Essex)
Regiment of Foot
 
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
  History
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards & Guidons
  Uniforms & Badges
  Colonels-in-Chief
  Colonels

  Biography & Gallantry Awards
  Traditions
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  Associations, Forums, Re-Enactors
  Museums, Monuments, Memorials
  Bibliography

How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
 
1755.12.28 58th Regiment of Foot
raised at Newcastle and Gateshead
1756.10 56th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 56th (the West Essex) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 united with 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot to become   
2nd Bn, The Essex Regiment
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  2nd Battalion [1804-1817]
  3rd Battalion [1813-1814]
  Reserve Battalion [1846-1848]
     
Moro, Gibraltar1, Sevastopol

1.  the Castle and Key badge superscribed "Gibraltar, 1779-83" and subscribed "Montis Insignia Calpe".

   
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1755.12.26 Maj-Gen. Lord Charles Manners
1761.12.17 Lt-Gen. Hon. William Keppel
1765.06.12 Lt-Gen. James Durand
1766.05.22 Gen. Hunt Walsh
1795.03.07 F.M. Sir Samuel Hulse, Bt., GCH
1797.01.24 Gen. Hon. Chapple Norton
1818.03.18 Gen. Sir John Murray, Bt., GCH
1827.10.29 Gen. Matthew Aylmer, 5th Lord Aylmer, GCB
1832.07.23 Lt-Gen. Sir Hudson Lowe, KCB, GCMG
1842.11.17 Gen. John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland, GCB, GCH
1859.10.17 Lt-Gen. John Home Home
1860.04.23 Gen. Henry William Breton
 
 
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The Essex Regiment Museum, Chelmsford (Army listing)
The Essex Regimental Museum, by Henrik Teller (Simonides listing).
The Essex Regiment Museum, Chelmsford.
Colchester Museum, Colchester (Army listing)
Saffron Walden Museum, Saffron Walden (Army listing)
Regimental Journal:
 
Full Histories:
Cannon, Richard. Historical record of the Fifty-Sixth, or the West Essex Regiment of Foot: containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1755, and of its subsequent services to 1844. London : Parker, Furnivall, and Parker, 1844.