71st Regiment of Foot
- 1758 raised from 2nd Battalion 32nd Regiment of Foot
- 1763 became a Regiment of Invalids
- 1768 disbanded
- 1775 raised as 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (Fraser's Highlanders)
- 1786 redesignated as the 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (MacLeod's Highlanders)
- 1809 became 71st (Glasgow Highland Light Infantry) in 1809 then 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry)
- 1881 united with the 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot to form the 1st 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.
71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot Wikipedia
Highland Light Infantry Wikipedia
Royal Highland Fusiliers Wikipedia
Royal Regiment of Scotland Wikipedia
71st (Glasgow Highland Light Infantry) 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. Covers the 21st, 71st and 74th Regiments rhf.org.uk
The Highland Light Infantry British Light Infantry Regiments at Britisharmedforces.org
Highland Light Infantry Memorial at Peshawar: deaths 1888-1891 from Soldiers Memorials
Historical books online
- Historical Record of the 71st Regiment Highland Light Infantry, from its formation in 1777, under the title of the 73rd, or McLeod's Highlanders, up to the year 1876 by Henry J T Hildyard (1876) Archive.org. Indian service commences page 9 in 1780 in Madras
- History of the Scottish Highlands : Highland clans and Highland regiments Volume 2 "Lord Macleod’s Highlanders, formerly the 73rd Regiment, now the 71st Highland Light Infantry " by John S Keltie (c.1886) Archive.org. Indian service commences page 496 in 1780 in Madras
- "Seventy -Third Regiment, or Lord Macleod’s Highlanders, now Seventy-First, or Glasgow Light Infantry", page 1, 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.
- "Reports on Coup-De-Soleil in H. M.'s 71st Regiment (Right Wing) In Central India, 1858 by W. Simpson, M.D., Surgeon H. M.'s 71st Regt, page 246 Transactions of the Medical and Physical Society of Bombay, Volume IV, New Series 1857-58 Google Books
- A List of 'Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates of the 71st Highland Light Infantry killed or died from wounds during the Ambela Campaign of 1863' page 163 of A list of inscriptions on Christian tombs or monuments in the Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, Kashmir and Afghanistan possessing historical or archaeological interest Part 1 by Miles Irving (1910) Hathi Trust Digital Library
- Highland Light Infantry Chronicle
- Google Books. Readers in some countries may be able to access all the following editions, but some editions 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.