84th Regiment of Foot (1759)

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84th Regiment of Foot
Active 1758–1765
Country  Kingdom of Great Britain
Branch  British Army
Type Line Infantry
Engagements Second Carnatic War
Bengal War
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Sir Eyre Coote

The 84th Regiment of Foot was a British regiment raised for service in India with the British East India Company.

History[edit]

Raised in England in 1758 during the Seven Years' War, the regiment was shipped to Madras, India in 1759,[1] the regiment was among the first British regiments to serve in India. The regiment was soon in action in the Battle of Wandiwash in January 1760,[1] this battle was followed in September by the Siege of Pondicherry and the Siege of Arcot during the Second Carnatic War.[1] Sir Eyre Coote was a commanding officer of the regiment at that time.[2] The regiment went on to fight at the Battle of Buxar in October 1764 during the Bengal War;[1] in 1765 the regiment sailed back to Britain and were disbanded.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "84th Regiment of Foot (1759)". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 3 January 2008. 
  2. ^ "Eyre Coote's 84th Regiment of Foot". National Archives. Retrieved 3 March 2017.