74th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1787.10.12 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot
raised by EIC for service in India when war with the French was imminent, but, the danger having passed, EIC refused to support or embark the regiment, whereupon Parliament passed the East India Declaratory Act requiring that troops deemed necessary for the security of overseas territories be supported by revenues from those territories (also see 75th Foot, 76th Foot and 77th Foot)
1809.04.07 74th Regiment of Foot
regt lost Highland status and dress
1845 74th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 71st Foot to form The Highland Light Infantry


Seringapatam, [Assaye]1, Busaco, Fuentes D'Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula 1. the Elephant badge superscribed "Assaye".

Note: see also The Highland Light Infantry (The City of Glasgow Regiment) for belatedly awarded battle honours.

Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: deep green, turnbacks: deep green, lacings: white with one yellow and twored lines
1787.10.12 Maj-Gen. Sir Archibald Campbell of Inverneil, KB
1791.04.01 Gen. Charles O'Hara [also 22nd Foot; Gov. Gibraltar 1795-98]
1802.03.24 Gen. John (Hely-Hutchinson), 2nd Earl of Donoughmore, GCB [also 18th Foot, 57th Foot, 94th Foot [1760-63, 1780-83, 1794-96]
1806.09.08 Lt-Gen. Sir John Stuart, Count of Maida, GCB [also 20th Foot]
1809.12.29 Gen. Sir Alexander Hope, GCB [also 14th Foot, 47th Foot, 5th West India Regt]
1813.04.26 Lt-Gen. James Montgomerie [also 30th Foot]
1823.06.13 Gen. Hon. Sir Charles Colville, GCB, GCH [also 5th Foot, 14th Foot]
1834.12.12 Maj-Gen. Sir James Campbell, KCB, KCH [also 94th Foot]
1835.05.20 Gen. Sir Phineas Riall, KCH [also 15th Foot]
1846.04.24 Maj-Gen. Sir Alexander Cameron, KCB
1850.08.15 Lt-Gen. Alexander Thomson
1856.11.24 Gen. Charles Augustus Shawe
1876.04.05 Lt-Gen. Sir Percy Egerton Herbert, KCB
1876.10.08 Gen. Walter Douglas Phillips Patton Bethune
Nicknames: The 'Assaye' Regiment, The Assayes
Marches: Blue Bonnets over the Border
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