4th Regiment of Marines (British Army)
|4th Regiment of Marines
47th Regiment of Foot
|Country||Kingdom of Great Britain|
|Engagements||War of Jenkins' Ear|
The 4th Regiment of Marines was raised on 17 November 1739 as John Wynyard's Regiment of Marines. Following the 18th century tradition of naming British regiments for their colonel, the regiment was renamed as Byng's Regiment of Marines in 1742.
The regiment embarked from Portsmouth on 4 November 1740 en route for the West Indies for service in the War of Jenkins' Ear. It fought at the Battle of Cartagena de Indias in March 1741. The regiment was ranked as the 47th regiment of the line in 1747 and was also known as the 4th Marines.
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