75th (the Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1787.10.12 75th (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 74th Foot, 76th Foot and 77th Foot)
1809.04.07 75th Regiment of Foot
regt lost Highland status and dress
1862.11.06 75th (the Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 92nd Foot to form The Gordon Highlanders


Seringapatam, [India]1, Delhi 1857, Lucknow 1. the Royal Tiger badge superscribed "India", awarded 1807 for services in 1796-1806, including 4th Mysore war, 5th Mysore war and 2nd Mahratta war.

Note: see also The Gordon Highlanders for belatedly awarded battle honours.

Uniform: coat: scarlet, lapels and cuffs: scarlet, turnbacks: buff, lacings: white with two green and two yellow lines
1787.10.12 Gen. Sir Robert Abercromby, GCB [also CinC Bombay 1790, Bengal 1792-93, India]
1827.11.10 Lt-Gen. James Dunlop
1832.04.09 Lt-Gen. Sir Joseph Fuller, GCH [also 96th Foot]
1841.10.26 Gen. Sir William Hutchinson, KCH
1845.09.16 Gen. Sackville Hamilton Berkeley [also 16th Foot]
1858.03.22 Gen. St. John Augustus Clerke, KH
1870.01.18 Gen. Sir David Russell, KCB [also 84th Foot]
1872.10.24 Gen. John Thomas Hill [also 32nd Foot]
Nicknames: The Gay Gordons
Marches: Cock of the North, Highland Laddie
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