74th Regiment of Foot
- 1787 raised as 74th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot
- 1881 merged with 71st (Highland) Light Infantry to become the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry
- 1959 amalgamated with the Royal Scots Fusiliers to form the Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment)
- 2003 amalgamated with the other regiments of the Scottish Division to become part of the Royal Regiment of Scotland
- 2006 known as the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS)
A regular regimental journal can be a valuable source of information. The Highland Light Infantry Chronicle was published quarterly, from Volume 1, no. 1 January 1893 to Volume 54, no. 3, December 1958. Some editions are available online, see below. The British Library has this publication in its catalogue. Another source may be the National Army Museum, or the Regimental Museum.
- 74th Regiment of Foot: Officers dying in India 1790-1804 Your Archives
- 74th Regiment of Foot Wikipedia
- Highland Light Infantry Wikipedia
- Royal Highland Fusiliers Wikipedia
- Royal Regiment of Scotland Wikipedia
- 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot including deployments Regiments.org, an archived site
- The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) including deployments: 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion Regiments.org, an archived site
- The Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum, Glasgow, Scotland which includes a Library. rhf.org.uk Covers the 21st, 71st and 74th Regiments.
- Black Soldiers in Northamptonshire Regiments of the British Army wellingboroughrec.org.uk, now archived. William Damerun, a Eurasian enlisted at age 7 and served in the 74th Foot 24/09/1800-27/09/1805 (under age), the 94th Foot, period not noted, but under age, the 69th Foot, 25/09/1807-19/07/1824, the 48th Foot, 20/07/1824-31/07/1834, and the 55th Foot, 01/07/1834-30/11/1837 when he was discharged on medical grounds. He was a musician by trade. His brother James joined the 69th Foot 01/08/1808 as a drummer, aged 7 or 8, served in the same regiments and was discharged on medical grounds 30/11/1842
- Photograph collection: Colonel Les Andrew: Razmak flickr.com. 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry c 1920s-1930s.
Historical books online
- Historical Record of the Seventy-Fourth Regiment (Highlanders) containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1787, and of its subsequent services to 1850 by Richard Cannon 1850. Google Books. The Regiment sailed for Madras in 1788, page 4
- History of the Scottish Highlands : Highland clans and Highland regiments Volume 2 “74th Highlanders” by John S Keltie (c.1886) Archive.org. Indian service commenced in 1788 in Madras
- Ten years in India from 1854, page 638
- "Seventy-Fourth Regiment", page 51 The History of Scotland, its Highlands, Regiments and Clans, Volume VIII by James Browne 1909 Archive.org
- Proud Heritage: The Story of the Highland Light Infantry by Lt.-Col. L. B. Oatts, D.S.O. Late H.L.I.
- Volume 3: The Regular, Militia, Volunteer, T.A., and Service Battalions H.L.I. 1882-1918 (Word Document) Archive.org. This is a download to your computer, which you may need to locate in your download folder, and then open.
- Volume 4 1919-1959 was previously available online on a subscription basis from the Regimental Museum, but this option no longer is listed on the website.
- 74th Highlanders at Bellary page 277 Army Medical Department: Report for the Year 1862 Google Books
- Highland Light Infantry Chronicle
- Google Books. Readers in some countries may be able to access the following editions, but they are no longer freely available.
- Issues for 1906-1907, 1909-1918, 1920-1921 were previously available online on a subscription basis from the Museum, but this option no longer is listed on the website.
- Volume XLIX, no 1 February 1953 Archive.org. Page 29 briefly mentions the experiences of Tam Gray in India 1933-1939 at Razmak and Peshawar with the 2nd Battalion.