75th Regiment of Foot

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Known as The 75th Stirlingshire Regiment


  • 1787 raised as 75th (Highland) Regiment of Foot by EIC for service in India
  • 1809 lost Highland status & dress and became 75th Regiment of Foot
  • 1862 became 75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 amalgamated with the 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot to become the 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders
  • 1994 amalgamated with The Queens' Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) to form The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons)
  • 2004 amalgamated with the other Scottish infantry regiments into the single Royal Regiment of Scotland

British India Service

First World War

The 1st Garrison Battalion Gordon Highlanders . Garrison battalions were made up of soldiers unfit for front line duty.

The 1st Garrison battalion was formed in 1916 in the UK for service in India and did not exist before that time. It was known as 12th Battalion for a short time. It moved to Blairgowrie before going in January 1917 to India.[1] The battalion served in India until 1920, when it was brought back to England and disbanded.

There were many deaths due to heatstroke in the summer of 1918, when the Battalion was based at Rawalpindi. [2]

Some of the soldiers who served in the Garrison Battalions in India served on the North West Frontier in Afghanistan in 1919, almost certainly along the lines of communication.[3] Private Alexander Miller was one of those who served with the 1st Garrison Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders in the Third Afghan War.[4]

Regimental journal

  • The Tiger and Sphinx, or Gordon Highlanders’ Chronicle. The British Library has issues 5 (1898) and 6 (1899)
  • The Tiger and Sphinx. New Series. The British Library has issues from 1924 to 1994

External Links

Historical Books Online


  1. The Gordon Highlanders The Long, Long Trail
  2. GordonMac CSM David Moody 12673, Gordon Highlanders Rawalpindi War Cemetery Great War Forum 03 July 2010. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  3. Frogsmile Sgt William Connelly, 1st Batt Gordon Highlders, NW Frontier Victorian Wars Forum 26 March 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  4. Private Alexander Miller dnw.co.uk