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1st / 77th Foot (East Middlesex) Regiment

1857 - 1858

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The Regiment
Known as (nickname)................................................... " The Pot Hooks "
Facings............................................................................ YELLOW
Braided Lace.................................................................. Silver
Service in Australia ....................................................... From Ireland; to India to quell sepoy mutiny,  Sydney
Commanding Officer.......................................................Lieut. Colonel R. J. Straton
 
 
Surnames of the 1/77th Regiment soldiers who stayed
Ships the 77th Regiment sailed on
Weapons used by the 1/77th Regiment
Representation of the 77th Regiment Uniform

 Whilst commanding a garrison in Australia, Captain Patrick Logan of the 57th discovered the Logan River and explored great tracts of land. This was in 1826. There are still standing in Brisbane, buildings that were erected by this officer who was killed by the aborigines in 1830 whilst on an exploration expedition. Another officer, Major Edmund Lockyer claimed, for Britain, Western Australia, hoisting the Union Jack at King George Sound on January 21st, 1827. The Middlesex Regiment was as indefatigable in peace as it was courageous in war

This Regiment began its military term in 1756 but was known only as the 77th ( Montgomery Highlanders) Regiment
The following is a history of many name changes.
1756.....77th (Montgomery Highlanders) Regiment
1763.....Disbanded
1775..... 7th Athol Highlanders Regiment
1807.....77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot
1876.....77th (East Middlesex, Duke of Cambridge's Own) Regiment of Foot .
1881.....Linked with 57th Regiment and became 2nd Battalion of the (East Middlesex) Regiment
Present.....Part of The Queen's Regiment
 
References
Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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