70th (Surrey) Regiment of Foot

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The 70th (Surrey) Regiment of Foot was a regiment of the British Army formed in 1758 and united with the 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot in 1881 to form The East Surrey Regiment .


The regiment was formed in 1758 from the 2nd Battalion, 31st Regiment of Foot as the 70th (Glasgow Lowland) Regiment of Foot. In 1825 it became the 70th (The Surrey) Regiment.

The regiment was at Guadeloupe in 1810, fought during the Maori War in New Zealand, amongst other things building a fort at Miranda, New Zealand, and served on the North West Frontier.


The 70th Foot was united in 1881, during Childer's Reforms, with the 31st Regiment of Foot to become the 2nd Battalion of The East Surrey Regiment .

Battle Honours[edit]

Battle honours gained by the regiment were:[1]

Colonels of the Regiment[edit]

Colonels of the regiment were:[1]

70th (Glasgow Lowland) Regiment of Foot - (1758)[edit]

70th (Surrey) Regiment of Foot - (1782)[edit]

70th (Glasgow Lowland) Regiment of Foot - (1812)[edit]

70th (Surrey) Regiment of Foot - (1825)[edit]

  • 1832-1854: Gen. Gage John Hall
  • 1854-1868: Gen. Sir George William Paty, KCB, KH
  • 1868-1870: Gen. Sir Charles Hastings Doyle, KCMG
  • 1870-1874: Lt-Gen. Sir Henry Knight Storks, GCB, GCMG
  • 1874-1881: Gen. Thomas James Galloway


  1. ^ a b "70th (Surrey) Regiment of Foot". regiments.org. Retrieved 16 July 2016.