99th Regiment of Foot (1794)

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For other units with the same regimental number, see 99th Regiment of Foot (disambiguation).

The 99th Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, raised on 10 February 1794 by Lieutenant-Colonel Stuart Douglas (died 30 Jun 1795) and numbered as the 99th Foot in October of the same year.

Douglas was succeeded as commanding officer by William Neville Gardiner.[1] Three officers followed in quick succession before the final commanding officer took command on 16 November 1794: Major Edward Barnes, later Lieutenant General Sir Edward Barnes, GCB (1776–1838), Governor of Ceylon.

Between April and July 1794, the regiment was stationed on the Isle of Man.[2]

The regiment was dispatched to the West Indies, serving in San Domingo and taking part in the capture of the Dutch colony of Demerara in 1796. They were disbanded in Demerara in 1797, with the men drafted into the 39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot.[3] [4] [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chichester, Henry Manners. Gardiner, William (1748-1806) (DNB00). 
  2. ^ "Regiments stationed on Isle of Man, 1765-1896". www.isle-of-man.com. Retrieved 2016-06-13. 
  3. ^ Brown, Steve. "British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815: the "Ephemeral Corps" 1793-1796". The Napoleon Series. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Coulburn's United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal, Part 1. London: H Hurst. 1851. p. 558. 
  5. ^ Frederick, J.B.M. (1969). Lineage book of the British Army: mounted corps and infantry, 1660-1968. Cornwallville, NY: Hope Farm Press. p. 312.