114th Foot

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised in Scotland on October 18 1761 as the “Royal Highland Volunteers” by Colonel McLean.

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

  • from October 1761 to 1763: Major Sir Allan MacLean of Torloisk (former lieutenant in the 60th Foot Royal Americans, severely wounded at Ticonderoga in 1758. He was then given one of the four New York Independent Companies until he returned to Scotland)

The regiment was disbanded in 1763.

Service during the War

The regiment did not take part to any campaign during the Seven Years' War.

Uniform

No details are known of the uniforms of this regiment.

Colours

No details are known of the colours of this regiment.

References

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 - 114th Regiment of Foot (1761)

United Services Magazine 1863, Issue 3

Acknowledgements

Digby Smith for the information provided on this junior regiment.