77th (the East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot [UK]
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Page created 1 August 2000. Corrected and updated 16.12.2003
77th (the East Middlesex)
Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom 
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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 (see also 74th Foot, 75th Foot, and 76th Foot)
1807 77th (the East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot
("East Middlesex" title belonged 1782-1807 to 39th Foot)
1876.06.19 77th (the East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot (The Duke of Cambridge's Own)
title granted by F.M. HRH George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge, Commanding-in-Chief
1881.07.01 united with 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot, to become
2nd Bn, The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
The 77th in India 1787-1807, by Alec Powell.
The 57th and 77th Regiments at Home 1803-1811, by Alec Powell.
The Peninsular War: Albuhera and El Bodon 1809-1811, by Alec Powell.
The Peninsular War:Cuidad Rodrigo to Toulouse 1812-1814, by Alec Powell.
Forty Years of Peace 1814-1854, by Alec Powell.
The Crimean War 1854-1856, by Alec Powell.
1st/77th Foot (East Middlesex) Regiment [in Australia] 1857-1858, by B & M Chapman.
    [1st Battalion] [1787-1881]
Depot and Reserves:
  ? Depot Battalion [1856-1871]
  50th Brigade Depot at Hounslow [1873-1881]
Seringapatam, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Peninsula, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol
1787.10.12 Gen. James Marsh
1804.06.15 Gen. Albemarle (Bertie), 9th Earl of Lindsey
1808.03.25 Gen. Richard (Lambart), 7th Earl of Cavan, KC
1811.07.01 Gen. Sir Charles Hastings, Bt.
1811.10.15 Lt-Gen. Sir Thomas Picton, GCB
1815.06.23 Lt-Gen. Sir George Cooke, KCB
1834.12.23 Lt-Gen. Sir Archibald Campbell, Bt., GCB (of Ava)
1840.02.17 Lt-Gen. Sir John Macleod, CB, KCH
1851.04.11 Gen. Sir George Brown, GCB, KH
1854.12.22 Gen. Sir George Leigh Goldie, KCB
1861.02.13 Gen. Henry (Robinson-Montagu), 6th Lord Rokeby, GCB
1875.05.15 Gen. Henry Hope Graham, CB
Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
VCs in the Middlesex Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:


Middlesex Regiment Collection, National Army Museum, London (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment Museum, Dover (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment Museum, Dover (Simonides listing)
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