26th October 2020

More British Regiment buttons

The Argus (Melbourne), 14th February 1933 page 6.

For information on the 12th regiment, see  http://www.austbuttonhistory.com/?p=8080&preview=true


14th (2nd Battalion Buckingham) Regiment of Foot

P. Tait & Co, Limerick (Thanks to Noble Numismatics).

The Queenslander, September 29th 1932 page 27. Cap badges of the 14th.

The 14th regiment of Foot arrived in Hobart, months later than expected, on the 31st October 1866. They Served in Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne before leaving in 1870.

The button can be seen on Cossum page 64, also ahttps://collection.maas.museum/object/85036

State Library of SA # 18519. Billiard Players from the 14th Regiment of the Foot British Army c.1869.


The 77th (East Middlesex Regiment) of Foot.

Two ships bearing the 77th arrived in Sydney Harbour 0n 27th September 1857. However, they were not here long, leaving Sydney  for Calcutta in April 1858. It was felt there was need for troops in India, and that “the great majority of the troops in NSW are not required here”.

In there short stay in Sydney, there was some reports of drunkiness and theft, and problems with the local police:

Launceston Examiner, 28th November 1857 page 3.

State Library NSW # IE1141695 Painting of two officers of the 77th Foot at Hyde Park, Sydney. 1858.

See Cossum page 67. Also  https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/77th-foot-east-middlesex-regiment-1777688768

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