Commanding Officers of the Reserve Battalion of the 56th West Essex

The reserve Battalion was formed in 1846 while the main Battalion was in Ireland.

Once the main Battalion moved to Gibraltar the reserve Battalion was shipped to Gibraltar and absorbed into the main Battalion.

By 1850 all men had been absorbed into the main Battalion so that the reserve Battalion was disbanded.

Lieutenant-Colonels in command

1846-1849 Peter Shadwell Norman

1949-1850 Edmund William Passey