72nd Regiment of Foot
Known as The Seaforth Highlanders
- 1778 raised by the 1st Earl of Seaforth as the 78th Highland Regiment of Foot
- 1823 renamed the 72nd Regiment of Foot, or 78th Highlanders (Duke of Albany's Own)
- 1881 amalgamated with 78th Highlanders as 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
- 1961 combined with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders to form the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons)
- 1994 1st Battalion Queen's Own Highlanders was further amalgamated with 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders to form 1st Battalion The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons)
- 2006 amalgamated with the other Scottish infantry regiments into the single large Royal Regiment of Scotland and called The Highlanders, 4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS)
- 72nd Regiment of Foot Wikipedia
- Seaforth Highlanders Wikipedia
- Queen's Own Highlanders Wikipedia
- The Highlanders Wikipedia
- Royal Regiment of Scotland Wikipedia
- 72nd (or Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot including deployments Regiments.org, an archived site.
- Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) including deployments Regiments.org, an archived site.
- Kidnapped by the Afghans! 72nd Highlander 1874/75 Victorian Wars Forum
- Sergeant William Dobson of the 72nd Highlanders was an African born in South Africa around 1840. He joined the 72nd Highlanders in Edinburgh in 1857/1858 and was sent to India where he was a drummer. jeffreygreen.co.uk
- The Highlanders Museum Covers the 72nd, 78th (Ross-shire Buffs) and the 79th (Cameron Highlanders) Regiments of Foot
- The 72nd Highlanders Crossing the River Indus columbia.edu. This link states the photograph was taken in 1896, by Bourne and Shepherd, Calcutta
Historical Books Online
- Historical Record of the Seventy-Second Regiment, or the Duke of Albany’s Own Highlanders: containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1778, and of its subsequent services to 1848 by Richard Cannon 1848. Archive.org. Indian Service commences page 6 in 1782 in Madras. 247 men died on the voyage to India.
- History of the Scottish Highlands : Highland clans and Highland regiments Volume 2 "Seaforth’s Highlanders, formerly the Seventy-Eighth, now the Seventy-Second Regiment or Duke Of Albany’s Own Highlanders" by John S Keltie (c.1886) Archive.org. Indian service commences page 545 in 1782 in Madras
- "Seaforth’s Highlanders, previously the Seventy-Eighth, now the Seventy–Second Regiment", page 29 The History of Scotland, its Highlands, Regiments and Clans, Volume VIII by James Browne 1909 Archive.org