1st Madras (European) Fusiliers

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Part of the Madras European Infantry.


  • 1742 Major Stringer Lawrence raised the first troops for the East India Company in Madras in 1742. By 1766 they had three regiments.
  • 1746 known as East India Company European Regiment
  • 1766 renamed 1st Madras Europeans
  • 1774 became the 1st Madras European Regiment (1st & 2nd Battalions)
  • 1799 became the The Madras European Regiment (single battalion)
  • 1824 became the The Madras European Regiment (1st & 2nd Battalions)
  • 1830 reduced to single battalion
  • 1839 became the 1st Madras (European) Regiment
  • 1843 became the 1st Madras (European) Fusiliers
  • 1858 taken into the British Army as the 1st Madras Fusiliers
  • 1861 became the 1st Royal Madras Fusiliers
  • 1862 renamed 102nd Regiment of Foot (Royal Madras Fusiliers)
  • 1881 merged with the 103rd Regiment of Foot and became 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers
  • 1922 disbanded on the formation of the Irish Free State

Service in British India

Battle Honours

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