100th Regiment of Foot (1760)

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100th Regiment of Foot (Campbell's Highlanders)
Active 1760–1763
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Line Infantry
Role Light Infantry
Size One battalion
Colors Yellow Facings, Unknown Tartan
March Quick: Slow:
Engagements Seven Years' War

The 100th Regiment of Foot, also known as Campbell's Highlanders, was an infantry regiment of the British Army, formed in 1760 and disbanded in 1763.

The regiment was raised in 1760 by the regimentation of independent companies of infantry,[1] and embodied at Stirling in 1761,[2] it was at first sent for garrison duty in the Channel Islands before being sent to the Caribbean.[1] In 1762, they saw service at the Invasion of Martinique from France, with the end of the Seven Years' War in 1763, the regiment was disbanded in Scotland.[2]

The unofficial title Campbell's Highlanders was adopted from its first Major-Commandant, Colin Campbell; a similar title was used, at the same time, by the 88th Foot.[1]

Colonels[edit]

The colonels of the regiment were:[1]

  • 5 April 1761 – Maj. Colin Campbell
  • 1762 – Maj. John Broughton [to 1763]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "100th Regiment of Foot (Campbell's Highlanders)". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. 
  2. ^ a b Brander, p. 207

Sources[edit]

  • Brander, Michael (1971). The Scottish highlanders and their regiments. Seeley, Service and co. ISBN 0-85422-012-7.