79th Regiment of Foot (1757)

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The 79th Regiment of Foot was a British military unit, formed in 1757 at the beginning of the Seven Years' War. Its commander was Brigadier General William Draper.

It moved to India in 1758 and saw service in the third Carnatic War. In 1762 the regiment took part in the successful invasion of Manila, capital of the Spanish-controlled Philippines. The regiment was disbanded at Chatham in 1763.[1]


  1. ^ Dreaper, James. Pitt's Gallant Conqueror: The Turbulent Life of Lieutenant-General Sir William Draper. I.B. Taurus & Co. p. 235. ISBN 978-1845111779.