44th Regiment of Foot

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Battle Honours of the 1st Batt
[1801] Landing at Alexandria
[1801] Attack on Mandora
[1801] Battle of Alexandria
[1801] Siege of Cairo
[1801] Siege of Alexandria
[1809] Menacing of Naples
[1814]Landing at Benedict
[1814] Advance on Washington
[1814] Battle of Bladensburg
[1814] Baltimore
[1814] Landing on the Potomac
[1815] New Orleans

http://www.44theastessex.co.uk/BattleHonours1stBattalion.htm





Battle Honours of the 2nd Batt
[1810] Siege of Cadiz
[1810] Torres Vedras
[1811] Sabugal
[1811] Fuentes d’Noro
[1811] Barba del Puerco
[1812] Badajoz
[1812] Salamanca
[1812] Villa Muriel
[1814] Merxem
[1814] Bergen-op-Zoom
[1815] Quatre Bras
[1815] Waterloo

http://www.44theastessex.co.uk/BattleHonours2ndBattalion.htm
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"The Fighting Fours"



Regimental History 1800

44th Regt.



1st Battalion, 44th Regiment of Foot

The regiment was increased in strength during the Napoleonic Wars and the original regimental strength (a single battalion) was organised as 1st Battalion. The 1st Battalion saw active service in Spain (1814) and North America (1814-1815). Notably, the battalion fought at the Battle of Bladensburg (1814), the Battle of North Point (1814), and the Battle of New Orleans (1815).

2nd Battalion, 44th Regiment of Foot

The regiment increased in strength during the Napoleonic Wars and a new battalion was organised as 2nd Battalion in 1803. The 2nd Battalion saw active service in the Peninsular War and the Waterloo Campaign. Notably, the battalion fought at the Battle of Fuentes de Onoro (1811), the Siege of Badajoz (1812), the Battle of Salamanca (1812), the Battle of Quatre Bras (1815), and the Battle of Waterloo (1815). The battalion was disbanded in 1816 at the conclusion of the wars.

Capture of French Imperial Eagle

The 2nd Battalion won great glory for the 44th at the Battle of Salamanca in 1812 when it captured the French Imperial Eagle, the equivalent of a British Regiment's Colours, of the French 62nd Regiment. The Eagle was carried on parade by the Essex Regiment, a tradition inherited by the 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment and now the 1st Battalion.​








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Earlier to Later Regimental History


First formation "Long's Rangers"


The regiment was raised in 1741 as James Long's Regiment of Foot (the tradition at the time to name regiments after their Commanding Officers, in this case Colonel James Long). Long's Regiment saw active service in the Jacobite Rising (1745), including the Battle of Prestonpans, and served in Flanders (174:cool:. Originally ranked as the 55th Regiment of the Line, the regiment was re-ranked as the 44th in 1748 following the disbandment of other regiments - the removal of the 11 Marine regiments from the British Army's numbering system.

North America


The regiment was raised in 1741 as James Long's Regiment of Foot (the tradition at the time to name regiments after their Commanding Officers, in this case Colonel James Long). Long's Regiment saw active service in the Jacobite Rising (1745), including the Battle of Prestonpans, and served in Flanders (174:cool:. Originally ranked as the 55th Regiment of the Line, the regiment was re-ranked as the 44th in 1748 following the disbandment of other regiments - the removal of the 11 Marine regiments from the British Army's numbering system.

First Anglo-Burmese War [1824–1826]


The 44th Foot saw active service in the First Anglo-Burmese War. The 44th was serving as garrison in the Bengal Presidency, India and joined British and British East India Company regiments at Chittagong in January 1825. The regiment fought at Arakan on in March, capturing the city and then proceeding to clear the Arakan Province of enemy forces. Relatively few casualties were incurred during the fighting, but with the onset of the rainy season the European regiments (the 44th and the 54th) suffered from virulent fevers and dysentery until scarcely a man remained fit for duty. The regiment was awarded the battle honour "Ava" to its Regimental Colour.

First Anglo-Afghan War [1839–1842] "The Last stand"


The 44th Foot fought in the First Anglo-Afghan War and the regiment initially formed the advance and later the rearguard on the retreat from Kabul. After a continuous running battle in two feet of snow, the force had been reduced to fewer than forty men. On 13 January 1842, the few survivors of the decimated regiment made a last stand against Afghan tribesmen on a rocky hill near the village of Gandamak. The ground was frozen and icy. The men had no shelter and were starving. Only a dozen of the men had working muskets, the officers their pistols and a few unbroken swords. When the Afghans surrounded them on the morning of the 13th the Afghans announced that a surrender could be arranged. "Not bloody likely!" was the bellowed answer of one British sergeant. It is believed that only two survived the massacre. Most notable was Captain Thomas Souter, who by wrapping the regimental colours around himself was taken prisoner, being mistaken by the Afghan as a high military official. The other was Surgeon William Brydon who reached the British garrison at Jalalabad on the afternoon of the same day. A vivid, if romanticised, depiction entitled "Last Stand of the 44th Regiment at Gundamuk" was painted by the artist William Barnes Wollen in 1898 which now hangs in the Chelmsford and Essex museum in Oaklands Park, London Road, Chelmsford. This disaster to British arms served to encourage the Indian nationalists who were leaders in the great mutiny in India (1857).


*** Links ***

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/44th_(East_Essex)_Regiment_of_Foot







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