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The 67th of Foot.

Below is a history of the 67thRegiment of Foot from 1756-1782 It shows the date, campaign, and Battles fought, some have pictures. Click on the blue links to read about the role the Regiment played. I am trying to research all the battles and as I do I will be updating the Information I have. See the Colours

1756 The 2/20th formed from the 20th as that Regiments 2nd Battalion.  
1758 2/20th established as separate Regiment to be known as 67th Regiment. 
1759 -1760

Home Service. Salisbury, Inspected by Wolfe, Winchester, Bedhampton (August),

  • June 1760 Essex.
  • 25th Oct. 1760 King George II dies George III grandson proclaimed King.
  • 30th Oct 1760 Lieut-Colonel Lord Frederick Cavendish moved to the 34th Foot. Major-General Sir Henry Erskine, Bart succeed him as Colonel.
1761 In the spring selected to be part of the force sent to  Belle Isle.
1762 Portugal Campaign
1763 - 1771 Minorca.
  • 1763 December 19th. By Royal Warrant of King George III contained regulations for the colours, cothing of the regt's of foot. It was directed that the 67th regimental colour should be pale yellow being similar to the 20th foot from which it was formed
1771 - 1775 England
  • 1773 Scotland untill 1775
  • 1774 death of Lieut-General Hamilton Lambert. On the 11th March 1774 Colonel Edward Maxwell Brown of the 21st Royal North British Fusilers to the colonelcy.
1775 - 1785 Ireland

The 2/20th of Foot

1756-1758 saw the authorization for fifteen line Regiments to be formed. The 2nd Battalion of the 20th of Foot was one of these Regiments. On 21st April 1758 the 2nd Battalion of the 20th Foot became the 67th of Foot being the 67th in the line of established Regiments. Facing's of the regiment to be pale yellow as worn by the 20th Foot. The following officers were appointed to commissions.

Colonel James Wolfe From 20th Foot
Lieut.-Colonel Robert Robinson From 20th Foot
Major Thomas Bowyer From 14th Foot

Chas Veaitch From 20th Foot
Edward Goodenough From 20th Foot
William Delaune From 20th Foot
James Dunne From 20th Foot
Thomas Osborne From 20th Foot
John Baldwin From 51st Foot
George Sherwin From 20th Foot
James Nesbitt From 20th Foot
William Dughe From 20th Foot
William Edwards From 20th Foot
Francis Raper From 20th Foot
Freeheville Dykes From 20th Foot
Marmaduke Green From 20th Foot
John Gardner From 20th Foot
John Cane From 20th Foot
Richard Faulkner From 20th Foot
George Smith From 20th Foot
William Yorke From 20th Foot
Philip Hales From 20th Foot
Henry Nesbit From 20th Foot
Thomas Wilkinson From 20th Foot
Alexander Rose From 20th Foot
John Matson From 20th Foot
Despard Croasdale From 20th Foot
Wm. Massey From 20th Foot
Thomas Barker From 20th Foot
Joseph Collings From 20th Foot
Royston Barton From 20th Foot
George Sladdan  
Robert Griffiths  
Thomas Lowe  
Quarter-Master James Kirkman
Chaplin George Carleton
Surgeon Joseph Harris From 20th Foot
Adjutant James England From 20th Foot

James Wolfe was appointed Colonel but this was short lived as he was appointed Brigadier-General in North America in January 1758. He died of wounds on 13th of September 1759 on the heights of Abraham at the battle of Quebec . Lieut. Colonel Lord Frederick Cavendish from the 1st Foot Guards in succession gained command. On the 30th Oct.1760 the King (now George III) removed and sent him to the 34th Foot and appointed Major-General Sir Henry Erskine, Bart., Who stayed even shorter being sent to the 25th Foot in May 1761

St. Malo

The 67th was first blooded in the abortive expedition to capture St. Malo from the French, after St. Malo it remained at home until 1761. Back

Belle Isle

In 1761 the 67th was detailed to be part of a small force under Major-General Studholme Hodgson to capture Belle Isle off the coast of Minorca , Leaving on the March 26th and arriving April 6th. The 67th being brigaded with the 9th & 76th foot, Port Andro was selected on April 8th for the landing the grenadier companies leading the way, two battalions made a feint against Sauzon, on the Northern coast west of Palais the stronghold. The grenadiers that landed after repeated attempts to advance found that they could not advance without storming ladder.

The 67th's grenadiers under Captain Osborne reached the shore some distance from the main body and managed to scale the cliff and engage the French commander but due to overwhelming odds and not being able to back them up in time Captain Osborne was killed and only 20 wounded men made it back, the rest being killed or captured. 4oo casualties and been inflicted and another attempt to land could not be made for two weeks due to bad weather.

This time the main landing would be near Fort d'Arsic and another feint would be east of Palais if a landing was possible and advantage could be gained they were to do so. It was this feint made by the 19th foot and marines supporting that managed to get the men ashore unopposed. Some of the men were pushed back after climbing the steep cliff but the French did not have time to counter-attack in force. Three guns being captured and before nightfall all the troops were ashore and the leading units were three miles inland. The French had withdrawn to Palais which was strongly fortified with outer line of entrenchments and reboubts.

The British forces waited for there heavy siege guns to arrive which they did on May 2nd and on May 3rd a sortie was attempted but driven back with heavy losses it did capture a brigadier. On May 13th a reboubt on the outer defences was assaulted and its capture lead to the French evacuating two more seeing the fear in the French the remaining three were ordered taken with little loss. Once a lodgement in the town had been effected which the French evacuated the citadel was closely beset.

The defence's soon began to fall when more heavy guns arrived and on May 15th a large enough breach had been made the defenders still laid down a heavy fire causing many casualties The end of May saw 4 more battalions arriving and the 67th re-brigaded with the 21st Fusiliers and the 85th foot. The end came on June 7th the governor seeing the British forces about to assault surrendered due to the large size of the breach and the fact that most of the garrison had become casualties.

Total British casualties were 800. Several of Hodgson's regiments returned home at almost at once, several were dispatched to the West Indies. The 67th remained and sickness became rampant of the 7000 men on Belle Isle 1000 were sick. The 67th was sent on the Portugal Campaign in 1762

Regiments that took part were: (according to history of the 67th foot by Richard Cannon)

Officer Commanding
# of Men
16th Light Dragoons
Burgoyne 200
9th Foot
R. Phillips 800
19th Foot
R. Douglas 800
21st Foot
E. Maxwell 800
30th Foot
J. Jennings 800
67th Foot
T. Shirley 800
69th Foot   C. Teesdale 800
76th Foot
D. Erskine 1300
85th Foot 1st Bn.
V. Pulteney 700
90th Foot
H. Morgan 500
97th Foot
Lieut.Col. Commandant
J. Stuart 600
98th Foot
Major Purcell 600

Portugal Campaign

France and Spain attempted to coerce Portugal to unite against England . Portugal was at this time weak and was resolved to adhere to his ancient alliance with England and in doing so France and Spain declared war against Portugal . The 67th arrived in Portugal June 16th 1762 with 824 rank and file and pushed up the Tagus towards Abrantes. Spent winter in Frontierra, shortly afterwards preliminaries of peace were signed on November 3rd


The French had captured Minorca in April 1756 and was to handed back the England . The 67th and the 3rd foot from Portugal where sent to Minorca . The 37th, 11th and 33rd Foot came from Germany and 57th foot from Gibraltar came together to form the garrison of Minorca . So during the years 1763-1771 the 67th was based in Minorca along side the 37th of Foot and saw sporadic fighting in the West Indies against the French. In July 1771 the 67th, 3rd, and 11th foot went to England after being relieved by the Royals 2nd battalion, the 51st, and the 61st Foot.

©2001Paul Jerrard