105th Foot

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised in Perthshire on October 15 1761 by Major-general David Graeme as a two-battalions regiment by the regimentation of independent companies. The regiment was also known as the “Queen's Own Royal Regiment of Highlanders” and served as a wedding escort to Queen Charlotte.

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

  • from October 1761 to 1763: Major-general David Graeme

The regiment was disbanded in 1763.

Service during the War

The regiment served in Ireland and did not take part in any campaign during the Seven Years' War.


No details are known of the uniforms of this regiment.


No details are known of the colours of this regiment.


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 - 105th Regiment of Foot (Queen's own Royal Regiment of Highlanders)

United Services Magazine 1863, Issue 3


Digby Smith for the information provided on this junior regiment.