89th Regiment of Foot (1779)

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89th Regiment of Foot
Active 19 October 1779 – 1783
Country  Kingdom of Great Britain (1707–1800)
Branch  British Army
Type Infantry

The 89th Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment in the British Army from 1779 to 1783.[1]

The regiment was raised in Worcestershire and posted to the Leeward Islands, the first Colonel-Commandant was Lieutenant-Colonel Hon. Lucius Ferdinand Cary, the only son of the 7th Viscount Falkland, he died in Tobago in August 1780.

The regiment returned to England in 1783 and was disbanded.

Colonels[edit]

Colonels of the regiment were:

  • 1779–1780: Lt-Col. Hon. Lucius Ferdinand Cary [2]
  • 1780–1783: Gen. Sir William Medows, KB

References[edit]

  1. ^ "89th Regiment of Foot". regiments.org. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  2. ^ The Scots Magazine, Volume 41. p. 632.