Origin and History
The regiment was raised in Ireland on January 17 1760 by Ralph, Earl of Rose at his own expense. It was also known as the “Donegal Light Infantry”.
During the Seven Years' War, the regiment was under the command of:
- from January 1760 to 1763: Colonel Gore
The regiment was disbanded in 1763.
Service during the War
The regiment did not take part in any campaign during the Seven Years' War.
The distinctive colour of the regiment was black.
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
United Services Magazine 1863, Issue 3
Digby Smith for the information provided on this junior regiment.