100th Regiment of Foot (Loyal Lincolnshire Regiment)

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100th Regiment of Foot
(Loyal Lincolnshire Regiment)
Active 1780–1785
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Line Infantry
Role Light Infantry
Size One battalion
March Quick Slow
Engagements Second Anglo-Mysore War

The 100th Regiment of Foot, or the Loyal Lincolnshire Regiment, was an infantry regiment of the British Army, formed in 1780 and disbanded in 1785. The Loyal Lincolnshire Regiment was reformed in 1794 as the 123rd Regiment of Foot (Loyal Lincolnshire) and was again disbanded in 1796.

History[edit]

The regiment was raised in Ireland by Colonel Thomas Humberstone, with Lieutenant-General Thomas Bruce assuming the colonelcy in August 1780,[1] it was dispatched to India shortly after being raised, and fought in the Second Anglo-Mysore War;[1] after surrendering in May 1783, it was interned before returning to Ireland in 1784.[1] It was disbanded in Ireland in 1785.[1]

The "Loyal Lincolnshire" title was later reused by the 123rd Foot, raised in 1794 and disbanded in 1796.[1]

Colonels[edit]

Colonels of the regiment were as follows:[1]

  • 1780 Col. Thomas Frederick Mackenzie Humberston [also 72nd Hldrs]
  • 1780.08.05 Lt-Gen. Hon. Thomas Bruce [to 1785; also 16th Foot]

(As 123rd)

  • 1794 Edward Letherland [to 1795]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "100th & 123rd Regiment of Foot". Archived from the original on 10 October 2007.