84th Regiment of Foot (1759)
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- For other units with the same regimental number, see 84th Regiment of Foot
|84th Regiment of Foot|
|Branch||British East India Company|
|Engagements||Battle of Wandiwash
Battle of Pondicherry
Battle of Buxar
|Sir Eyre Coote|
Raised in England in 1758 during the Seven Years' War it was shipped to Madras, India in 1759 where it took part in the East Indies Campaign (1757–1763) under Robert Clive. The 84th foot was among the first British regiments to serve in India. The regiment was soon in action in the Battle of Wandiwash in January 1760. This battle was followed in September by the Siege of Pondicherry (1760) and the Siege of Arcot in the Second Carnatic War.
In 1765 the 84th Foot sailed back to Britain and were disbanded. Sir Eyre Coote was a commander of the regiment during the war. He would later become one of the first Commanders in Chief of India and General of the British Army.
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