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Page created 1 August 2000. Corrected and updated 04.06.2006
61st (South Gloucestershire)
Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards & Guidons
  Uniforms & Badges

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

How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
1742 Richbell's Regiment of Foot
ranked as 61st Foot; also known by the name of one other colonel
1748 disbanded
1758.04.21 61st Regiment of Foot
formed by redesignation of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 61st (the South Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 united with 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot, to form
The Gloucestershire Regiment
pip 61st Foot (South Gloucestershire Regiment), by Steve Lewis
pip The 61st Regiment, 1756 to 1900 (The Glorious Glosters)
pip The 61st Foot in India, 1845-1860 (The Glorious Glosters)
Regimental Postings, 61st Foot, 1750-1947 (The Glorious Glosters)
    [Richbell's/Folliott's] [1742-1748]
    [1st Battalion] [1758-1881]
    2nd Battalion [1803-1814]
Depot and Reserves:
  ? Depot Battalion [1856-1871]
  37th Brigade Depot at Bristol [1873-1881]
[Egypt]1, Maida, Talavera, Salamanca, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula, Chillianwallah, Goojerat, Punjaub, Delhi 1857

1.  the Sphinx badge superscribed "Egypt".
Note: see also successor for belatedly awarded battle honours.

A short pictorial history of the Colours of the Gloucestershire Regiments (The Glorious Glosters)
The Colours of the 61st Foot (The Glorious Glosters)
Badges: construction sign
Uniform: 1742-1748: scarlet; facings: white
  1758-1881: scarlet; facings: buff
1742 Maj-Gen. Edward Richbell [also 17th Foot, 39th Foot]
1743 Lt-Gen. John Folliott [also 18th Foot]
1758.04.21 Maj-Gen. Granville Elliott
1759.07.19 Lt-Gen. George Gray, Bt
1768.05.09 Lt-Gen. John Gore
1773.02.19 Maj-Gen. John Barlow
1778.05.14 Gen. Staates Long Morris [also 89th Foot]
1800.04.04 Gen. Sir George Hewett, Bt., GCB [ also 92nd Foot; CinC India, CincC Ireland]
1840.03.30 Lt-Gen. Sir John Gardiner, KCB
1844.01.20 Lt-Gen. Sir Jeremiah Dickson, KCB
1848.03.29 Lt-Gen. George Guy Carleton L'Estrange, CB
1848.09.01 Gen. Hastings Fraser, CB [also 83rd Foot]
1852.10.11 Gen. John Reeve
1864.10.03 Lt-Gen. Edward Hungerford Delaval Elers Napier
1870.02.03 Gen. Sir Horatio Shirley, KCB
1874.09.23 Gen. Sir Thomas Montagu Steele, GCB
Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
VCs in the Gloucestershire Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
vc Medals to Soldiers of The Gloucestershire Regiment (The Glorious Glosters)
Casualty Rolls, Punjab Campaign (The Glorious Glosters)
Casualty Rolls, Indian Mutiny (The Glorious Glosters)
Hart's Army List, 1840
Hart's Army List, 1860
Hart's Army List, 1885
Hart's Army List, 1895
Hart's Army List, 1906
Stephen McDonough (1809-1877) (The Glorious Glosters)
Motto: construction sign

The Flowers of Toulouse; The Silver Tailed Dandies

Mascot: construction sign
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:


swords [no external sites have been found]
monument Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, Gloucester (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
monument Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, Gloucester (Simonides listing)
monument Gloucestershire Regiments Museums (The Glorious Glosters listing)
monument Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, Gloucester (Museum site)
monument Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment Salisbury Museum, Salisbury (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
monument The Wardrobe: RGBW Regimental Museum, Salisbury (Museum site)
Regimental Journal:
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Full Histories:
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Short Histories:
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