72nd Regiment of Foot (1758)

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72nd Regiment of Foot (1758)
Active 1758–1763
Country  Kingdom of Great Britain (1707–1800)
Branch  British Army
Type Infantry

The 72nd Regiment of Foot was a regiment in the British Army from 1758 to 1763. [1]

It was formed on 28 April 1758 from the 2nd Battalion of the 33rd Regiment of Foot and took part in the Raid on Cherbourg in 1758 and the capture of Belle Isle in 1761. After further service in Cuba the regiment was disbanded in 1763.

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  1. ^ "72nd Regiment of Foot [1745-1746, 1756-1763]". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 24 October 2007. Retrieved 9 May 2017.