29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot [UK]
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Page created 1 August 2000. Corrected and updated 04.06.2006
 
 
29th (Worcestershire)
Regiment of Foot
 
United Kingdom 
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How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
 
1694.02.16 Thomas Farrington's Regiment of Foot
also known by the names of six other colonels until 1751
1698.12 disbanded

1702.02.12 Thomas Farrington's Regiment of Foot
re-formed
1751.07.01 29th Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 29th (the Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 united with 36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot, to form The Worcestershire Regiment
pip Farrington's Regiment, by Louis Scully
pip The Worcestershire Regiment, by Louis Scully
pip 29th Regiment of Foot (Worcester City Museum)
pip Worcestershire Regiment Timeline, by Louis Scully
   
  Regulars:
    [1st Battalion] [1694-1881]
    2nd Battalion [1795-1796]
   
Depot and Reserves:
  ? Depot Battalion [1856-1871]
  22nd Brigade Depot at Worcester [1873-1881]
   
   

Rolica, Vimiera, Talavera, Albuhera, Peninsula, Ferozeshah, Sobraon, Chillianwallah, Goojerat, Punjaub

Note: see also successor for belatedly awarded battle honours.

flag The Colours, by Louis Scully
   
Badges: construction sign
Uniform: ?-1881: scarlet; facings: yellow
   
   
     
   
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  Note: biographical links are to Louis Scully's regimental site
 
1694.02.16 Lt-Gen. Thomas Farrington

1702.02.12 Lt-Gen. Thomas Farrington
1712.10.07 Gen. Lord Mark Kerr
1725.12.25 Col. Henry Disney
1731.11.22 Gen. William Anne (Keppel), 2nd Earl of Albemarle, KG, KB
1733.06.05 Lt-Gen. George Reade
1739.08.28 Maj-Gen. Francis Fuller
1748.06.10 Maj-Gen. Peregrine Thomas Hopson
1752.03.04 Lt-Gen. Hon. George Boscawen
1761.01.16 Lt-Gen. George (Forbes), 4th Earl of Granard (Viscount Forbes) [also 76th Foot, 86th Foot]
1769.11.03 Lt-Gen. William Evelyn
1783.08.16 Lt-Gen. William Tryon
1788.01.28 Gen. Charles (Stanhope), 3rd Earl of Harrington, GCH [also 65th Foot, 85th Foot]
1792.12.05 Gen. William Shaw (Cathcart), 1st Earl Cathcart, KT
1797.08.08 Gen. Gordon Forbes [also 81st Foot, 105th Foot]
1828.01.23 F.M. Sir John (Byng), 1st Earl of Strafford, GCB, GCH
1850.08.15 Gen. Sir Ulysses (de Burgh), 2nd Lord Downes, GCB
1863.07.27 Gen. Sir James Simpson, GCB
1868.04.19 Gen. John Longfield, CB [continued 1881 in Worcs Regt]
 
 
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Motto: construction sign
Nicknames: construction sign
Anniversaries: construction sign
Freedoms: [none]
Marches: quick (1791): Royal Windsor (by Princess Augusta)
  slow: Duchess of Kent (by The Duchess of Kent)
Musicians: construction sign
Mascot: construction sign
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
   

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swords [no external sites have been found]
   
   
monument The Worcestershire Regiment Museum, Worcester (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
monument Museum of the Worcestershire Regiment & Yeomanry Cavalry, Worcester (Simonides listing)
The Worcester Soldier Collection (Worcester City Museum)
   
   
Regimental Journal:
  book construction sign
Full Histories:
book Everard, Hugh Edm. E. History of Thos. Farrington's regiment : subsequently designated the 29th (Worcestershire) Foot, 1694 to 1891. Worcester : Littlebury & co., 1891.
   
Manuscripts and Archives:
book Orderly Books of the Crown Forces in America 1775-1784, compiled by John K. Robertson, Don Hagist, Todd Braisted, and Don Londahl-Smidt (RevWar'75)