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19th Regiment of Foot, 1742

Engraving from, 'A Representation of the Cloathing of His Majesty's Houshold and of all the Forces upon the Establishments of Great Britain 1742', a volume of 104 coloured engravings, published 1742 (c).

Uniform study of a soldier of the 19th Regiment of Foot, with shouldered musket.

In November 1688, William of Orange landed in Devon to seize the throne from his father-in-law, King James II, in what became known as the 'Glorious Revolution'. Later that month, Francis Luttrell, a local squire, gathered several independent companies of infantry into a single regiment to support William's cause.

During the 1740s, this unit was one of two regiments commanded by colonels named Howard. To avoid confusion, both had the colour of their uniform facings added to their names. In 1751, Howard's Buffs became the 3rd Regiment of Foot, while Howard's Greens became the 19th Regiment of Foot. The 19th Foot continued to be known informally as the Green Howards. However, this was only made part of its official title in 1921. It served in many British Army campaigns during its long history, before becoming part of The Yorkshire Regiment in 2006.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2004-10-87-51


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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