The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)

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History - 1796 to 1881 91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot

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MAJOR EVENTS IN HISTORY

1796 South AfricaCape of Good Hope98th (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot renamed 91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot
1803 England  
1804   A second Battalion of the 91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) was raised
1804   Renamed 1st Battalion, 91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot on the formation of the 2nd Battalion
1804   Presented with their second stand of regimental Colours
1805DecemberGermany  
1805DecemberEngland  
1807 IrelandFermoy, Cashel, Enniscorthy 
1808 IrelandDublin 
1808JuneSpain, PortugalRolica, Vimeira, Corunnafought in the Peninsular War as part of the Stirling Brigade, 6th Division
1809JanuaryEnglandKent 
1809AugustBelgiumWalcherenfought in the Peninsular War in the Walcheren Campaign at Flushing, South Beveland
1809DecemberEngland  
1809 England Renamed the 91st Regiment of Foot. Lost their Highland status. No longer wore the kilt or tartan, but wore the same uniform as other Regiments of the Line.
1812 Spain, PortugalPyrenees, Nivelle, Nivefought in the Peninsular War
1814February - AprilSpain, PortugalOrthes, Toulousefought in the Peninsular War
1814JuneIreland  
1814 HollandBergen-op-ZoomSaw action there in Napoleonic War
1815April-JuneBelgiumWaterloofought in the Battle of Waterloo as part of a combined British, Dutch, Belgian and German force under command of Duke of Wellington - helped inflict Napoleon's final defeat
1815JuneFrance part of the Army of Occupation - after Napoleon's defeat
1815 France 2nd Battalion disbanded
1815 France 91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot redesignated the 91st (Argyllshire) Regiment of Foot
1818DecemberEngland returned from duties in France
1821 England at sea - bound for the West Indies on the good ship "Brilliant"
1822JanuaryWest Indies arrived for a tour of duty in Jamaica & Bahamas
1831 England returned from duty in the West Indies
1836 to 1842 St. Helena 3 Companies of the Regiment served there
1837 to 1842 South Africa 3 Companies of the Regiment served there
1840 St. Helena a detachment of the Regiment escorted Napoleon's body from St. Helena to France
1842 South Africa all Companies arrived and the whole Regiment was reunited
1842 South Africa four Companies separated from the Regiment to form a Reserve Battalion
1846 South Africa fought in the 7th Kaffir War (Cape Frontier Wars) against the Xhosa people
1847 South Africa  
1848 England returned from their duties in South Africa
1851 Ireland  
1854 Malta  
1855 Greece  
1855-5610th November  Reserve Battalion absorbed back into the Regiment - the 4 Companies that had separated in 1842 became Depot Companies in Britain
1857 Ionian IslandsCephaloniapeasant insurrections on island group, west coast of Greece, which had become a British protectorate under Treaty of Paris (1815) after Napoleon's defeat
1857   the 4 Company Reserve Battalion disbanded
1858 EgyptSueztravelled overland from India via Alexandria to Suez - first British Regiment to do so
1858   at sea - bound for India from Egypt
1858MarchIndiaOudh, Rohilkhandunder the command of Sir Colin Campbell - restoring order after the Sepoy Rebellion
1859-63 IndiaKampteeformed Brigade with Indian Battalions in peace keeping role after the Indian Mutiny
1863 IndiaJubbulporeMadhya Pradesh state, Central India - in peace keeping role
1864-68 India renamed the 91st (Argyllshire) Highlanders, restored wearing of the tartan, adopted the wearing of Campbell of Cawdor tartan trews, a Government tartan with a red and light blue stripe, wore this until 1881
1868 England returned from duty in India
187121st MarchEngland formed guard of honour and provided the band and pipers at Princess Louise's wedding to John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, the Marquis of Lorne and Liberal MP for Argyllshire, in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. The Marquis later became the 9th Duke of Argyll.
1872   renamed the 91st (Princess Louise's) Argyllshire Highlanders. Princess Louise appointed Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiment.
1879 South AfricaCape Colonyfought in Cape Frontier Wars
1879 South AfricaZululandfought in Zululand Campaign, the last action in which they carried their Regimental Colours
1879 South AfricaCape Colonydetachment of Companies posted to Mauritius & St. Helena
1881   amalgamated with the 93rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot - renamed 1st Battalion, The Princess Louise's (Sutherland and Argyll) Highlanders
1881July 1st  renamed 1st Battalion The Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland) Highlanders


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