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57th (West Middlesex) Regiment

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The 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment


The 57th Regiment of Foot was raised in 1755 as the 59th Foot. The following year it was renumbered 57th Foot when the 50th and 51st Regiments were disbanded.

In 1782 the regiment was given its county association with West Middlesex to become The 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment.

On 1 July 1881, the 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment amalgamated with the 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment (The Duke of Cambridge's Own) to form The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment).

The 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment

1855 57th (West Middlesex)

12 July 1855 Burial of Pte James Tilby 57th Regiment aged 26 years.

1856 57th (West Middlesex)

2 June 1856 The 57th arrived from the Crimea. It had 734 men.

The following were buried in 1856:

The following were married in 1856:

1857 57th (West Middlesex)

1857 The men were at Verdala Barracks. Battalion strength (1 Mar 1857) was 774 men.

18 Mar There was a riotous disturbances in Senglea, when the military piquets drew their bayonets upon the police constabulary. Pt James Evans 57th Regt was sentenced to 45 days custody for running a bayonet through the shirt of constable Antonio Busuttil.

The following were buried in Floriana in 1857:

The following were married in the Collegiate Church of St Paul's Valletta in 1857:

1858 57th (West Middlesex)

1 Mar 1858 Strength: Rank and File 571 (Effective) 2 Coys at Aden, 600 (Established). Together with 14th Foot and 21st Foot, the ten companies of 57th Foot formed part of 1st Brigade.

The following were buried in Floriana in 1858:

31 Mar In the Collegiate Church of St Paul's Valletta, Bachelor CSgt Robert Frazer married Anne Carson, spinster daughter of James Carson 57th Regiment.

11 May 1858 The 57th (West Middlesex) left for Bombay.

The 2nd/57th The Middlesex Regiment

1913 Middlesex

June–Nov 1913 The 2nd/Middlesex Regiment arrived at Malta.

1914 Middlesex

13 Sep 1914 On 13 Sep, HT Ships Gallicia, Nevasa and Galika arrived at Malta with the Territorial Brigade of the 1st City of London Royal Fusiliers.

15 Sep HT Ships Nevasa and Galika sailed from Malta with the 2nd/West Yorkshire Regiment and the 2nd/Middlesex Regiment.