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Images - Left - Memorial to men of the regiment killed or fatally wounded on the North West Frontier of India in 1863. (Click for full size), by Kim Traynor - Own work, Wiki Commons. Badges from left - 71st (Highland Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot and 74th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot (Adapted from eBay by CJB); Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) by BuzzWeiser196 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wiki Commons.

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Highland Light Infantry

(City of Glasgow Regiment)

British Army - The Royal Regiment of Scotland Including
(Reflecting historic name changes)

71st (Glasgow Highland) Regiment of Foot

71st (Glasgow Highland Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot

71st (Highland Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot

71st Regiment of Foot

73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot

74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot

74th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot

74th Regiment of Foot

71st Regiment of Foot, Fraser's Highlanders

Campbell's Highlanders

Fraser's Highlanders

McLeod's Highlanders

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Highland Light Infantry 8.1.2.2.

(City of Glasgow Regiment)

Active - 1881-1959

Motto -

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Image Right - by Madeley - Richard Cannon (1852). Historical Record of the Seventy-First Regiment, Highland Light Infantry. London: Parker, Furnivall, and Parker. p. 124., Public Domain, Wiki Commons

Corps March - Quick- The Bugle Horn

Nick-name - "Hell's Last Issue" The regiment was nicknamed 'The Glesga Keelies' during the Peninsular Wars.

Mascot - Elephant

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The regiment was formed as the City Regiment of Glasgow - part of the Childers Reforms on 1 July 1881 - by the amalgamation of the 71st (Highland) Light Infantry (as the 1st Battalion) and the 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot (as the 2nd Battalion), absorbing local Militia and Rifle Volunteer units. Its exact status was ambiguous: although the regiment insisted on being classified as a non-kilted Highland regiment it recruited mainly from Glasgow in Lowland Scotland.

8.1.2.2.Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)

Formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of ...

8.1.2.2.1. 71st (Highland) Light Infantry

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8.1.2.2.2. 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot

Timeline

1881 - Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
1923 - King's Crown badge on badge
1952 - Queen's Crown on Badge
1959 - The Highland Light Infantry was amalgamated with the Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1959 to form the Royal Highland Fusiliers.

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8.1.2.2.1. 71st (Highland) Light Infantry

The 71st Regiment of Foot was a Highland regiment in the British Army, which in 1881 became the 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/71st_%28Highland%29_Regiment_of_Foot WIKI 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot]

Timeline

1758 - an earlier 71st Regiment of Foot was formed in 1758 from the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Regiment of Foot. Soon after formation the 71st Foot was part of a raid on the French coast at Cherbourg during the Seven Years' War. After taking the fort and destroying the docks the regiment returned to England before it took part in a similar raid on Belleisle in 1761. In 1763 the 71st became a Regiment of Invalids before disbanding in 1768.

1777 Raised by Lord MacLeod (John MacKenzie) (1727-1789) as 73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot.

Three separate infantry regiments were numbered '73rd' in the course of the eighteenth century. 1st. formed in 1756 by the re-designation of the 2nd Battalion, 34th Regiment of Foot. It had a short period of service, mainly in Ireland, before being converted into a Regiment of Invalids in 1763 and was finally disbanded in 1769.[. 2nd (This Regiment) In 1777, the 73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot (MacLeod's Highlanders) was raised in. A second battalion was raised in 1778. The regiment served in Gambia in West Africa in 1779 and in the Second Anglo-Mysore War from 1780 where they served alongside the 2nd Battalion, 42nd Highlanders who would become the future 73rd Foot. In 1786 MacLeod's Highlanders became the 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (MacLeod's Highlanders) which later became the Highland Light Infantry. 3rd - 2nd/42nd Highlanders raised in 1780 as the 2nd Battalion, 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot, with eight officers from the 1st Battalion being detached to help raise the new battalion. In 1781 they were sent to India where in 1782 they saw action in the Second Anglo-Mysore War . The 2nd/42nd Highlanders were still in India when the battalion received regimental status in 1786 as the 73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot. (See The Black Watch).

1786 - Re-numbered as 71st Regiment of Foot. AKA McLeod's Highlanders.
1808 - Re-designated 71st (Glasgow Highland Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot.
1809 - Re-designated 71st (Glasgow Highland Regiment of Foot
1810 - unofficially 71st (Highland Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot
1855 - Officially 71st (Highland Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot
1881 - amalgamated with 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot to form 1st and 2nd Battalions of Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)


Battle honours

  • Hindoostan
  • Cape of Good Hope 1806
  • Peninsular War: Rolica, Vimiera, Corunna, Fuentes d'Onor, Almaraz, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nive, Orthes, Peninsula
  • Napoleonic Wars: Waterloo
  • Crimean War: Sevastopol
  • Central India

Colonels

71st Highlanders in 1856

71st Regiment of Foot (1758–1763)

  • 1758–1763: William Petitot

Disbanded 1763

71st Regiment of (Highland) Foot (Fraser's Highlanders) (1775–1786)

Fraser's Highlanders were formed from independent Highland companies in 1757 before becoming the 78th (Highland) Regiment of Foot in 1758. Later on that year the Fraser's Highlanders were shipped to Nova Scotia from where they took part in the French and Indian War . They fought at the Battles of Louisburg (1758), Quebec (1759) and Sainte Foy (1760). In 1763 the 78th disbanded at Quebec where most of its men transferred to the Royal Highland Emigrants. see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/78th_Fraser%27s_Highlanders and 71st Regiment of Foot, Fraser's Highlanders

  • 1775–1782: Lt-Gen. Hon. Simon Fraser of Lovat
  • 1782–1783: Gen. Alexander Lindsay, 6th Earl of Balcarres

Disbanded 1786

73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot (MacLeod's Highlanders)

  • 1777–1789: Maj-Gen. John Mackenzie, Lord MacLeod

71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (MacLeod's Highlanders) - (1786)

  • 1789–1803: Gen. Hon. William Gordon of Fyvie
  • 1803–1809: Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir John Cradock, 1st Baron Howden

71st (Glasgow Highland Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot - (1809)

  • 1809–1824: Gen. Francis Dundas 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry) - (1810)
  • 1824–1829: Gen. Sir Gordon Drummond, GCB
  • 1829–1838: Gen. Sir Colin Halkett, KCB, KCH
  • 1838–1841: Lt-Gen. Sir Samuel Ford Whittingham, KCB, KCH
  • 1841–1848: Lt-Gen. Sir Thomas Reynell, 6th Baronet, KCB
  • 1848–1849: Lt-Gen. Sir Thomas Arbuthnot, KCB [also 9th Foot, 52nd Foot, 99th Foot]
  • 1849–1857: Gen. Sir James Macdonell, GCB, KCH
  • 1857–1863: Gen. Sir Thomas Erskine Napier, KCB
  • 1863–1870: Gen. Hon. Charles Grey
  • 1870–1874: Lt-Gen. Robert Law, KCB
  • 1874–1880: Gen. Hon. Sir George Cadogan, KCB
  • 1880–1881: Gen. John Hamilton Elphinstone Dalrymple, CB

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8.1.2.2.2. 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot

The 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot was a British Army line infantry regiment. During the Childers Reforms it was united with the 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot to form the Highland Light Infantry.

WIKI 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot

Timeline

1787 - raised in Glasgow by Maj-General Sir Archibald Campbell as 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot. They were also known as Campbell's Highlanders.
1789 - first saw action in India during the Mysore Campaign, fighting at Bangalore and Seringapatam
1802 - saw action under Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington in the Mahratta War
1803 - fought at WIKI Battle of Assaye
1816 - 'Highland' removed - 74th Regiment of Foot

1818-1828 - Canada and New Brunswick
1845 - Restored to 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot
1847 - Badge - 74th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot
1852 - 1852 the regiment was involved in the HMS Birkenhead disaster; under their commander, Lieutenant Colonel Seaton and with men of the 73rd regiment. They followed what became known as the "Birkenhead" Drill, remaining on board the sinking ship while the women and children took to the lifeboats.

1881 - Amalgamated with 71st (Highland) Light Infantry to form 1st and 2nd Battalions of Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)


Battle Honours

  • Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: Seringapatam
  • Second Anglo-Maratha War: Assaye (elephant superscribed Assaye)
  • Peninsular War: Busaco, Fuentes D'Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula

Colonels of the Regiment

74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot

  • 1787–1791: Maj-Gen. Sir Archibald Campbell of Inverneill, KB
  • 1791–1801: Gen. Charles O'Hara
  • 1802–1806: Gen. The Lord Hutchison, GCB
  • 1806–1809: Lt-Gen. Sir John Stuart, Count of Maida, GCB

74th Regiment of Foot - (1809)

  • 1809–1813: Gen. Sir Alexander Hope, GCB
  • 1813–1823: Lt-Gen. James Montgomerie
  • 1823–1834: Gen. Hon. Sir Charles Colville
  • 1834–1835: Maj-Gen. Sir James Campbell, KCB, KCH
  • 1835–1846: Gen. Sir Phineas Riall, KCH

74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot - (1845)

  • 1846–1850: Maj-Gen. Sir Alexander Cameron, KCB
  • 1850–1856: Lt-Gen. Alexander Thomson
  • 1856–1876: Gen. Charles Augustus Shawe
  • 1876: Lt-Gen. Sir Percy Egerton Herbert, KCB
  • 1876–1881: Gen. Walter Douglas Phillips Patton Bethune

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Battle honours and colours

Borne on the regimental colours, representing actions fought by the 71st and 74th Regiments of Foot or the Highland Light Infantry prior to 1914:

  • "Carnatic", "Hindustan", "Sholingur", "Mysore", "Gibraltar 1780-83", "Seringapatam", "Assaye", "Cape of Good Hope 1806", "Rolica", "Vimiera", "Corunna", "Busaco", "Fuentes d'Onor", "Ciudad Rodrigo", "Badajos"' "Almaraz", "Salamanca", "Vittoria", "Pyrenees", "Nivelle, "Nive", "Orthes", "Toulouse", "Peninsula",
  • "Waterloo", "South Africa 1851-2-3", "Egypt 1882", "Tel-el-Kebir", "Modder River", "South Africa 1899-1902" Ten representative battle honours for each of the First and Second World Wars borne on the queen's colours:
  • First World War: "Mons", "Ypres 1914,'15,'17,'18", "Loos", "Somme 1916,'18", "Arras 1917,'18", "Hindenburg Line", "Gallipoli 1915–16", "Palestine 1917–18", "Mesopotamia 1916–18", "Archangel 1919".
  • Second World War: "Odon", "Scheldt", "Walcheren Causeway", "Rhine", "Reichswald", "North-West Europe 1940, '44-45", "Keren Cauldron", "Landing in Sicily", "Greece 1944–45"

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Sources, References and Further Reading

  • Brereton, J M A Guide to the regiments and Corps of the British Army on the Regular Establishment (Bodley Head) 1985
  • Griffin, P D Encyclopedia of Modern British Army Regiments (Sutton Publishers) 2006
  • Lumley, Goff Amalgamations in the British Army 1660-2008 (Partizan Press 2009)
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/73rd_(Perthshire)_Regiment_of_Foot

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Active 1881-1959