XXXVth Regiment of Foot
In the center of each colour is to be painted, or embroidered, in gold
Roman characters, the number of the rank of the regiment, within the
wreath of roses and thistles on the same stalk. The second Colour to be
the colour of the facing of the regiment, with the Union in the upper
canton; except those regiments which are faced with red, white, or black.
The 35th was first raised in Ireland in 1701 under Arthur Chichester,
IIId Earl of Donegall, and was known as the Earl of Donegal's Regiment of Foot.
The regiment was also known as the Belfast Regiment. The regiment saw action
early on during the defense of Gibraltar in 1704, the capture of Barcelona in 1705,
the Battle of Alicante in 1706, and the Battle of Almansa in 1707. The regiment
was designated the 35th Regiment of Foot in July of 1751 and granted
the title of The Prince of Orange's Own Regiment.
The 35th Foot arrived in North America in 1756 and formed part of
the garrison of Fort William Henry. After a six-day siege by the French,
the 35th was forced to surrender to General Montcalm on August 9, 1757.
The surrender terms were honourable and included an armed escort to
Fort Edward. Restored, the 35th participated in the siege and capture of
Louisburg in 1758. During the fighting on the Plains of Abraham, above the city
of Quebec on September 13, 1759, the 35th broke the line of the Royal Roussillon
Regiment and captured their Colours. Vindicated, the 35th fought on during the
defense of Quebec, and were present for the French surrender of Montreal in 1760.
After Montreal, the 35th was sent to the West Indies taking part in the
capture of Martinique and the Spanish citadel of Havana in 1762.
The 35th Foot arrived in Boston in 1775, taking part in the Battle of Bunker Hill
on June 17. In 1776, during the battles for New York, the regiment saw action
at Staten Island, Brooklyn, White Plains, and Fort Washington.
The 35th Regiment of Foot left America for the West Indies
in November of 1778, being granted the county title of
the Dorsetshire Regiment of Foot in 1782.
"The first Colours of the 35th Regiment were carried during the War of
Spanish Succession and captured after the Battle of Alamansa.
Three years later, they were found in a church and brought back to Britain.
In 1751 the Regiment, under Charles Otway, was presented with a set of Colours.
These Colours were carried unfurled and with all the honors and pomp and
circumstance that goes along with the kind of honorable surrender
Lt. Col. George Munro demanded when Ft. William Henry fell in the F&I War.
They were replaced in 1767 and carried during the Revolutionary War."
Courtesy of John Van Vliet of the re-created 35th Regiment of Foot.
The front [of the drums] to be painted with the colour of the facing
of the regiment, with the King's cypher and crown, and the
number of the regiment under it.
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