118th Regiment of Foot

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Three regiments of the British Army have been numbered the 118th Regiment of Foot:

  • Originally an infantry regiment of the British Army was formed in 1761 by the regimentation of independent companies and disbanded in 1762.
  • An infantry regiment, also known as Fingall's Regiment, was an infantry regiment of the British Army, formed in October 1794 by Colonel Richard Wogan Talbot and disbanded in October 1795.[1] It saw service as marines (shipboard infantry) at the Battle of Groix in June 1795, losing a number of men.[2] On disbandment, its soldiers were transferred to the 86th Foot.[3]
  • The 75th Regiment of Foot (Invalids), originally numbered the 118th Foot, was an infantry regiment of the British Army from 1762 to 1768. It was originally raised as a regiment of invalids in June 1762, by John Lind, it was renumbered as the 75th the following year, and disbanded in 1768 or 1769.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 118th Regiment of Foot, National Archives Catalogue index.
  2. ^ The Naval History of Great Britain, vol. 1, by William James. 1837. Online copy
  3. ^ 118th Regiment of Foot, National Archives Catalogue index.