100th Foot

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Origin and History

This highlander regiment was raised on October 28 1760 by the regimentation of independent companies of infantry, and embodied at Stirling in 1761.

N.B.: this regiment, known as the “100th Campbell's Highlanders must not be confused with the 88th Campbell's Highlanders who was serving in Germany in the same years.

During the Seven Years' War, the regiment was under the command of:

  • from April 1761: Colonel Colin Campbell
  • from 1762 to 1763: Major John Broughton

The regiment was disbanded in 1763 in Scotland.

Service during the War

In 1761, the regiment was first sent for garrison duty in the Channel Islands before being sent to the Caribbean. In November, the regiment arrived at Guadeloupe along with drafts of the 102nd Queen's Royal Volunteers and an independent company. All of which, along with the 4 independent companies, arrived previously at the end of 1760, were ordered to be reduced and drafted into the 3 regiments of the garrison (4th King's own's Foot, 63rd Boothby's Foot, and 65th Cholmondley's Foot).


Uniform

No details are known of the uniforms of this regiment.

Colours

No details are known of the colours of this regiment.

References

Anon.: Particular description of the several descents on the coast of France last war; with an entertaining account of the islands of Guadeloupe, Dominique, etc., E. & C. Dilly, London, 1770, p. 73

Fortescue, J. W.: A History of the British Army Vol. II, MacMillan, London, 1899

Mills, T. F.: Land Forces of Britain the Empire and Commonwealth (an excellent website which unfortunately does not seem to be online any more)

Schirmer, Friedrich: Die Heere der kriegführenden Staaten 1756 - 1763. Edited and published by KLIO-Landesgruppe Baden-Württemberg e.V., Magstadt, 1989

Wikipedia - 100th Regiment of Foot (1760)

United Services Magazine 1863, Issue 3

Acknowledgements

Digby Smith for the information provided on this junior regiment.