Essex Regiment & Essex Militia History

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Essex Regiment Timeline

1739 formation of 55th ( East Essex) Regiment of Foot

1741 Col James Long appointed first Regimental Colonel

1749 55th renumbered to 44th(East Essex) Regiment of Foot

1755 Formation of 58th ( West Essex) Regiment of Foot

1757 58th renumbered as 56th (West Essex) Regiment of Foot

1803 Formation of 2nd Battalion of 44th East Essex

1804 Formation of 2nd Battalion of 56th West Essex

1813 Formation of 3rd Battalion of 56th West Essex

1814 Disbanding of 3rd battalion of 56th West Essex

1816 Disbanding of 2nd Battalion of 44th East Essex

1818 Disbanding of 2nd Battalion of 56th West Essex

1846 Formation of Reserve Battalion for 56th West Essex

1850 Disbanding of Reserve Battalion of 56th West Essex

1881 44th Regiment becomes 1st battalion of the new Essex Regiment

1881 55th Regiment becomes the 2nd Battalion of the new Essex Regiment

1958 The Essex regiment amalgamates with Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiments to form the 3rd East Anglian Regiment.

1963 The East Anglian Regiments were amalgamated to form the Royal Anglian Regiment.