102nd Regiment of Foot (Royal Madras Fusiliers)
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|102nd Regiment of Foot (Royal Madras Fusiliers)|
|Active||1742 to 1881.|
|Engagements||Arcot, Plassey, Condore, Wandiwash, Pondicherry, Nundy Droog, Amboyna, Ternate, Banda, Maheidpoor, Ava, Pegu, and Lucknow|
The 102nd Regiment of Foot (Royal Madras Fusiliers) was an infantry regiment, originally raised by the British East India Company and absorbed by the British Army in 1862. It was combined with the 103rd Regiment of Foot in 1881 to form the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
East India Company Regiments
Between the years of 1746 and 1830 the Honorable East India Company European Regiment looked after that organisation's interests in British Colonial India. The regiment was renamed HEIC Madras European Regiment in 1830, the HEIC 1st Madras Europeans in 1839, and the HEIC 1st Madras European Fusiliers in 1843.
On 30 June 1862, Queen Victoria conferred upon the Madras European Fusiliers the title of 'Royal'. From this point, they became known as the 102nd (Royal Madras Fusiliers) Regiment.
In 1881, the 102nd Regiment was merged with the 103rd Regiment of Foot (Royal Bombay Fusiliers) to form the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. As the senior regiment on amalgamation, the former 102nd Regiment formed the 1st Battalion of the new regiment. The battalion was disbanded in 1922 on the formation of the Irish Free State.
- Thomas Raikes, 102nd Regiment of Foot (Royal Madras Fusiliers) from 1842 to the present time, Smith, Elder, and Co., 1867
- A website dedicated to the memory of the 102nd Regiment of Foot (Royal Madras Fusiliers) later 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
- 102nd Regiment of Foot (Royal Madras Fusiliers)[dead link]
- Irish Regiments in WWI: 102nd Regiment of Foot