Historical Records of the Fifty-seventh, Or, West Middlesex Regiment of Foot

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H. J. Warre
W. Mitchell and Company, 1878 - 304 pages
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Page 2 - themselves in Action. And, -The Badges and Devices which the Regiment may have been permitted to bear, and the Causes on account of which such Badges or Devices, or any other Marks of Distinction, have been granted. By Command of the Right Honourable GENERAL LORD HILL, Commanding-in- Chief JOHN MACDONALD, Adjutant- General. PREFACE.
Page 55 - 1816. • Sir, I have the honour to acquaint you that His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty to approve of the
Page 112 - 1816. SIR, I have the honour to acquaint you that His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to approve of the
Page 1 - The Names of those Officers who, in consideration of their Gallant Services and Meritorious Conduct in Engagements with the Enemy, have been distinguished with Titles, Medals, or other Marks of His Majesty's gracious favour. The Names of all such Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Privates, as may have specially
Page 26 - dates, in the distant climes of India, prove that the same valour and constancy which glowed in the breasts of the heroes of Crecy, Poictiers, Agincourt, Blenheim, and Ramilies, continue to animate the Britons of the nineteenth century. The British Soldier is distinguished for a robust and muscular frame,—intrepidity which no danger can
Page 26 - in 1801. In the General Orders issued by Lieut-General Sir John Hope (afterwards Lord Hopetoun), congratulating the army upon the successful result of the Battle of Corunna, on the 16th of January, 1809, it is stated:—"On no occasion has the undaunted
Page 25 - our nation would beat thirty thousand of theirs (the Spaniards) out of the field, let them be chosen where they list." Yet at this time the Spanish infantry was allowed to be the best disciplined in Europe. For instances of valour displayed by the British Infantry during the Seventy Years' War, see the Historical Record of the Third Foot, or Buffs.
Page 144 - 1858. The Queen has been pleased to give and grant unto the undermentioned officers, Her Majesty's Royal License and permission that they may accept and wear the Insignia of the several classes of the Imperial Order of the Medjidie attached to their respective names, which
Page 286 - Also for unflinching and devoted courage in the attack on the Redan on the 18th June, 1855, in having remained and encouraged others to remain in the holes made by the explosion of shells, from whence by making parapets of the dead bodies of their comrades, they kept up a
Page 23 - and the regiments were directed to lay aside their third colour: the corps of Royal Artillery was first added to the Army in this reign. About the year 1745, the men of the battalion companies of infantry ceased .to carry swords; during the

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