1st Madras (European) Fusiliers
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
- 1744 1st Carnatic War
- 1751 2nd Carnatic War
- 1756 3rd Carnatic War
- 1763 India
- 1816 India
- 1824 1st Burma War
- 1852 2nd Burma War
- 1857 Indian Mutiny
- 1879 Ceylon
- 1910 Ahmadnagar
- 1914 Madras
- Arcot 1751
- Plassey 1757
- Condore 1758
- Wandiwash 1760
- Pondicherry 1761
- Nundy Droog 1791
- Amboyna 1810
- Ternate 1810
- Banda 1810
- Maheidpoor 1817
- Ava 1823-26
- Pegu 1852
- Lucknow 1858
Neill's "Blue Caps" : being the record of the antecedents and early history of the regiment variously known as the East India Company's European Regiment, the Madras European Regiment, the 1st Madras European Regiment, the 1st Madras European Fuziliers, the 1st Madras Fuziliers, the 102nd Royal Madras Fuziliers, and the 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers by Colonel H C Wylly 1924.
In three volumes: Vol. 1 1639-1826; Vol. 2 1826-1914; Vol. 3 1914-1922.
Available at the British Library BLL01013175822 and also in reprint editions.
- 102nd Regiment of Foot (Royal Madras Fusiliers) including deployments Regiments.org, an archived website
- The Royal Dublin Fusiliers including deployments: 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion Regiments.org, an archived website
- Royal Dublin Fusiliers: a Forgotten Regiment including 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers www.dublin-fusiliers.com
- The Royal Irish [Regiment] Details of Museums and database for the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (27th and 108th Regiments of Foot), the Royal Irish Rifles (83rd and 86th Regiments of Foot), and the Royal Irish Fusiliers (87th and 89th Regiments of Foot). In addition, in time it is intended to include in the database the names of many soldiers who served in what have become known as the Disbanded Irish Regiments, such as the Connaught Rangers, (88th and 94th Regiments of Foot), the Dublin Fusiliers (102th and 103th Regiments of Foot) and the (18th) Royal Irish Regiment
Historical books online
- A sketch of the services of the Madras European Regiment during the Burmese War by Major John Butler (1839) Google Books
- Historical Record of the Honourable East India Company's First Madras European Regiment: Containing an Account of the Establishment of Independent Companies in 1645; Their Formation Into a Regiment in 1748; and Its Subsequent Services to 1842 by James George Smith Neill, Staff Officer (1843). Page xvi of the introduction (at the very front of the book) mentions the recruitment in the early days of a few Swiss mercenaries, French prisoners of war (after their release), 400 Germans at the Cape of Good Hope in 1795 and more Germans in the Eastern Islands [Amboyna] in 1810. Also see German.
- Services of 102nd Regiment of Foot 1842-1867 by Colonel Thomas Raikes (1867) Google Books
- With Havelock from Allahabad to Lucknow, 1857 by William Tate Groom 1894 Archive.org
- "The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Battalion I: late 102nd Regiment of Foot" page 559 The British Army : Its Regimental Records, Badges, Devices Etc by Major J H Lawrence-Archer 1888 Archive.org
- An Old Soldier’s Memories by S. H. Jones-Parry, late Captain Royal Dublin Fusiliers. 1897 Archive.org. The author arrived in India in 1849. He initially joined the 52nd Madras Native Infantry (age 19) then 1st Madras Fusiliers in 1850 (page 24) He took part in the 2nd Burma War and the Indian Mutiny. He left India, c early-mid 1860s.