Regiments
Of the Malta Garrison
The 77th
(East Middlesex)

The 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment

Middlesex Regiment
The Prince of Wales's plumes, coronet and motto Ich Dien (I Serve); below, the regimental number, 77th, above a crown and the cypher G, of George The Duke of Cambridge, which is interlaced and reversed, all within a belt bearing the inscription Middlesex Regt; a laurel wreath bears the battle honours across the bottom of which is a scroll inscribed Albuhera, which was granted to the 57th for its service at Albuhera (16th May 1811) during the Peninsular War. (Officer's Mess Floriana)

The 77th Foot> was raised in 1787 as the 77th Regiment of Foot. It went to India soon after its formation where it remained for 19 years.

In 1807 the 77th returned to England and was granted the county association for East Middlesex, becoming the 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment.

In 1876 the 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment incorporated The Duke of Cambridge's Own into its title.

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

In 1966, The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) merged with The Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, The Royal Sussex Regiment, The Queen's Own Buffs and The Royal Kent Regiment to form The Queen's Regiment.

The 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot

1837 77th (East Middlesex)

26 Dec 1837 480 men of the 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment arrived from England.

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1838 77th (East Middlesex)

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1839 77th (East Middlesex)

1 Apr 1839 Bachelor Cpl William Smith married Ellen Dowding, spinster. The couple had been previously married at St Paul's Parish Dublin on 19 Sept 1837 by the Rev C Hobart.

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1840 77th (East Middlesex)

1840 The battalion was at Floriana Barracks. A detachment of 102 men, 5 women and 6 children arrived from England on the transport Prince George.

12 Sep A detachment of 103 men, 2 women and 5 children arrived from England.

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1841 77th (East Middlesex)

Dec 1840–Apr 1841 The 77th was at Floriana Barracks where the men were affected with partial ophthalmia.

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1842 77th (East Middlesex)

11 Jan 1842 A detachment of 46 men, 13 women and 15 children arrived from England.

28 Jan 298 men, 30 women and 51 children left for Corfu.

5 Feb 1842 356 men, 24 women and 35 children embarked on the Boyne for Corfu.

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The 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot

1854 77th (East Middlesex)

24 Mar 1854 901 men of the 77th arrived from Liverpool. The regiment was placed under canvas at St Clement's parade ground.

9 Apr The 77th embarked on the Indus for Turkey and the Crimea.

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Nov 1854 The regiment had 24 officers and 750 men serving in the Crimea. Bowel complaints prevailed. Their surgeon ascribed it to the want of proper clothing, severe duty and exposure to the cold and wet in the trenches, lack of fuel to cook their food, the men frequently eating their salt pork raw, want of hospital huts, fuel and soap, the men being filthy.

1855 77th (East Middlesex)

The 77th Regiment of Foot served in the Crimean War (1854–56)

1856 77th (East Middlesex)

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