Essex Regiment & Essex Militia History

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Commanding Officers of the 44th Regiment

Surname

First Name

Date of appointment

Date of Death
Halkett Peter 1741 1755
Gage Thomas 1751  
Farquhar William 1728  
Eyre William 1759 1764
Agnew James 1764 1777
Hope Henry 1777 1789
Darby William John 1789  
Riddell Robert 1793 1796
Ogilvie David 1795 1801
Baillie Charles 1797 1810
Erskine Francis 1798 1833
Tilson Christopher 1799 1834
Mackenzie Kenneth 1801 1833
Dirom Alexander 1803 1830
Nicoll Thomas 1803  
Brooke Arthur 1804 1843
Garden Robert 1805 1810
Egerton Charles Bulkley 1809 1857
Carleton George 1811 1814
Hamerton John Milet 1814 1855
Berkeley George Henry Frederick 1819 1857
Napier George Thomas 1821 1855
Morrison Jos Wanton 1821 1826
Hardinge George 1822 1829
Dunkin John Henry 1824 1825
Tidy Francis Skelly 1826 1835
Carter L 1825 1827
Shelton John 1827 1845
Macdonald Robert 1829 1860
Mackrell Thomas 1830 1841
Spencer Augustus Almoric 1845  
Clunie James Oliphant 1847 1851
Ferryman Augustus Halifax 1848  
Thorp Edward 1849 1853
Staveley Charles William Dunbar 1855  
Mahon Patrick William 1857  
Hort J J 1866  
Browne A 1871  
Raikes T 1875  
Preston R 1876  
Hand J S 1881  

Some of the Commanding Officers were killed in action with the Regiment.

Sir Peter Halkett - Killed at Fort du Quesne

James Agnes - Killed at Germantown

David Ogilvie - Died of wounds

George Careton - killed in action at Bergen-op-Zoom

Thomas Mackrell - Killed during storming of the fort at Rika-bashee Fort near Kabul