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Hindustan Regiment

The 76th; so called because it first distinguished itself in Hindustan. It is also called the Seven and Sixpennies, from its number. Now the 2nd battalion of the West Riding, the 1st being the old No. 33.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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