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Succession of Colonels 1685 - 1953

Extracted from "The Succession of Colonels of the British Army From 1660 to the Present Day" by N. B. Leslie

Col. Theophilus Hastings 7th Earl of Huntingdon

20 Jun 1685

Col. Ferdinando Hastings
Cashiered for dressing his regiment in cast-off clothing. 'One of the most unscrupulous scoundrels, even in those days of universal robbery, that ever robbed a Regiment.' )Fortescue)

?? Dec 1688

Col. Sir John Jacob Bt

13 Mar 1695

Lt-Gen. James Barry 4th Earl of Barrymore
MP. Stockbridge 1710-13 & 1714-15; Wigan 1715-27 & 1734-47

15 Mar 1702

Col. Stanhope Cotton

28 Jul 1715

Gen. Lord Mark Kerr
Also 11th Hussars; 29th Ft.

25 Dec 1725

Brig-Gen. John Middleton
Also 25th Ft. MP. Aberdeen Burghs 1713-39

29 May 1732

Gen. Hon. Harry Pulteney
MP. Hedon 1722-34 & 1739-41; Kingston upon Hull 1744-47. Buried in Westminster Abbey 5 Nov 1767

05 Jul 1739

F.M. HRH William Henry 1st Duke of Gloucester & Edinburgh KG
Also Grenadier Gds; Scots Gds.

25 Jun 1766

Gen. Hon. James Murray
Also 21st Ft; 60th Ft.

16 Dec 1767

Gen. George Ainslie

05 Jun 1789

Gen. Alexander Campbell
Also 32nd Ft; 7th West India Regt.

11 Jul 1804

Gen. Edward Morrison
Also 60th Ft.

15 Feb 1813

Maj-Gen. Sir Robert Henry Sale GCB
Defender of Jellalabad. Mortally wounded at Moodkee

15 Dec 1843

F.M. Sir William Maynard Gomm GCB
Also Coldstream Gds. Governor, Mauritius 1842-49, C-in-C, India 1851-55. Constable of the Tower 1872-75.

10 Mar 1846

Maj-Gen. Philip McPherson CB

15 Aug 1863

Gen. Philip Spencer Stanhope

03 Feb 1864

Gen. Lord Mark Ralph George Kerr GCB
Also 54th Ft.

22 Feb 1880

Lt-Gen. Sir John William Cox KCB
Also The Bedfordshire Regiment

18 May 1900

Maj-Gen. Edward Lutwyche England CB

03 Oct 1901

Maj-Gen. Sir Henry Hallam Parr KCB CMG

05 Apr 1910

Maj-Gen. Richard Lloyd Payne CB DSO

05 Apr 1914

Lt-Gen. Sir Thomas D'Oyly Snow KCB KCMG
Also The Suffolk Regiment

01 Aug 1919

Gen. Sir Walter Pipon Braithwaite GCB
A.G. 1927-31. Governor, Royal Hospital 1931-38

30 Jul 1929

Maj-Gen. Vivian Henry Bruce Majendie CB DSO

20 Oct 1938

Lt-Gen. Sir John George des Reaux Swayne KCB CBE

15 Oct 1947

F.M. Sir John Harding 1st Lord Harding of Petherton GCB CBE DSO MC
Also 1st Life Gds. G.I.G.C. 1952-55. Governor & C-in-C, Cyprus 1953

13 Apr 1953


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