87th Regiment of Foot (Keith's Highlanders)

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The 87th Regiment of Foot (Keith's Highlanders) was a Scottish infantry regiment in the British Army, formed in 1759 and disbanded in 1763.

History[edit]

The regiment was raised at Perth as Keith's Highlanders by Robert Murray Keith who regimented three companies detached from the 42nd Regiment of Foot in August 1759.[1] It was numbered as the 87th Regiment of Foot in 1760,[1] the regiment was immediately dispatched to Germany, where it fought at the Battle of Warburg in July 1760 and the Battle of Villinghausen later that month.[1] It returned home later in the year but was deployed to Holland in November 1762, it returned to Scotland in December 1762 and was disbanded at Perth in July 1763.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "87th Regiment of Foot (Keith's Highlanders)". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. 

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