British Regular Regiments in North America
1755-1763
Compiled by Robert Henderson

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Regiment Service Colour of Coat Facing Colour Lace Comments
1st Regiment of Foot (The Royal Regiment) (1757-1763) capture of Louisbourg, capture of Ticonderoga and St. Frederick (Crown Point), surrender of Montreal; against Cherokees in South Carolina; recapture of Newfoundland Red.gif (914 bytes) blue.gif (914 bytes) white lace square loops
15th Regiment of Foot (Amherst’s) (1758-1761) capture of Louisbourg and Gaspe, siege of Quebec including Plains of Abraham, Battle of Ste. Foy, surrender of Montreal Red.gif (914 bytes) yellow.gif (914 bytes) white lace with yellow and black edge square loops
22nd Regiment of Foot (Whitmore’s) (1756-1761) capture of Louisbourg and Cape Breton, Gren. coy part of Louisbourg Grenadiers at siege of Quebec, surrender of Montreal Red.gif (914 bytes) Buff.gif (914 bytes) White lace with edging of mixed red and blue square loops
27th Regiment of
Foot (Inniskilling Regiment)
(1756-1760) captures of Ticonderoga, St. Frederick (Crown Point), Isle aux Noix, Niagara, surrender of Montreal Red.gif (914 bytes) Buff.gif (914 bytes) white lace with yellow stripe between black and blue zigzags  
28th Regiment of Foot (Bragg’s) (1758-1762) capture of Louisbourg, siege of Quebec including the Plains of Abraham, battle of Ste Foy Red.gif (914 bytes) yellow.gif (914 bytes) white lace with yellow edges and black diamond pattern square loops
35th Regiment of Foot (Otway’s) (1756-1760) surrender of Fort William Henry and subsequent attack by Indians,  capture of Louisbourg and Gaspe, siege of Quebec including Plains of Abraham, battle of Ste Foy, surrender of Montreal Red.gif (914 bytes) Orange.gif (914 bytes) white with yellow and red stripe with yellow zigzag between square loops
40th Regiment of Foot (Hopson’s) (1717-1764) capture of Fort Beausejour, capture of Louisbourg, Gren. coy part of Louisbourg Grenadiers at siege of Quebec, surrender of Montreal, defence of Newfoundland

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42nd Regiment of Foot (Black Watch) (1756-1760) failed attack on Ticonderoga, captures of Ticonderoga, St. Frederick, Isle aux Noix, surrender of Montreal

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43rd Regiment of Foot (Kennedy’s) (1757-1760)siege of Quebec including the Plains of Abraham, battle of Ste Foy, surrender of Montreal

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white lace with black stars between two red stripes pointed loops
44th Regiment of Foot (Abercromby’s) (1755-1765) failed attack on Fort Duquesne, failed attack on Ticonderoga, captures of Fort Niagara, St. Frederick, Fort Levis, surrender of Montreal

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white lace with black and blue zigzags, yellow stripe between pointed loops
45th Regiment of Foot (Wartburton’s) (1746-1765) capture of Fort Beausejour, capture of Louisbourg, Gren. coy as part of Louisbourg Grenadiers at siege of Quebec, recapture of Newfoundland

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46th Regiment of Foot (Murray’s) (1757-1761) failed attempt on Ticonderoga, capture of Fort Niagara

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white lace with double black zigzag and red stripe pointed loops
47th Regiment of Foot (Lacelles’) (1750-1763) capture of Fort Beausejour, capture of Louisbourg, siege of Quebec including Plains of Abraham, battle of Ste Foy, surrender of Montreal

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48th Regiment of Foot (Webb’s) (1758-1761) failed attack on Fort Duquene, capture of Louisbourg, siege of Quebec including Plains of Abraham, battle of Ste Foy

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white lace with yellow stripe between green stripe and scroll square loops
50th Regiment of Foot (Shirley’s) (1754-56) their capture at Fort Oswego

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51st Regiment of Foot (Pepperell’s) (1754-56) their capture at Fort Oswego

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55th Regiment of Foot (Howe’s then Prideaux’s) (1757-1760) failed attempt on Ticonderoga, capture of Fort Niagara, defence of Niagara

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58th Regiment of Foot (Anstruther’s) (1757-1762) capture of Louisbourg, seige of Quebec including the Plains of Abraham, battle of Ste Foy

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yellow lace Buff lining, yellow lace on hat
60th Regiment of Foot (Royal American)  

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77th Regiment of Foot (Montgomery’s Highlanders)  

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78th Regiment of Foot (Fraser’s Higlanders)  

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80th Regiment of Foot (Gage’s Light Infantry)   brown brown no lace black buttons
94th Regiment of Foot (Royal Welsh Volunteers) raised 1760 garrison duty

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95th Regiment of Foot raised 1760, garrison duty

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Royal Artillery  

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