102nd Foot

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised in June 1761 by Colonel Wedderburn. The regiment was also known as the "Queen's Royal Volunteers".

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

  • from June 1761 to 1763: Colonel Wedderburn

The regiment was disbanded in 1763.

Service during the War

In November 1761, drafts of the regiment arrived at Guadeloupe along with the 100th Campbell's Highlanders 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).


No details are known of the uniforms of this regiment.


No details are known of the colours of this regiment.


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

United Services Magazine 1863, Issue 3


Digby Smith for the information provided on this junior regiment.