72nd Regiment of Foot
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Known as The Seaforth Highlanders
- 1778 raised by the 1st Earl of Seaforth as the 78th Highland Regiment of Foot
- 1823 renamed the 72nd Regiment of Foot, or 78th Highlanders (Duke of Albany's Own)
- 1881 amalgamated with 78th Highlanders as 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
- 1961 combined with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders to form the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons)
- 1994 1st Battalion Queen's Own Highlanders was further amalgamated with 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders to form 1st Battalion The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons)
- 2006 amalgamated with the other Scottish infantry regiments into the single large Royal Regiment of Scotland and called The Highlanders, 4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS)
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- 72nd (or Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot including deployments Regiments.org, an archived site.
- Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) including deployments Regiments.org, an archived site.
- On the night of 4th December 1874, the bandmaster of the 72nd Highlanders, stationed at Peshawar, was carried off by a party of raiders belonging to the Zakha Khel clan.
- Sergeant William Dobson of the 72nd Highlanders was an African born in South Africa around 1840. He joined the 72nd Highlanders in Edinburgh in 1857/1858 and was sent to India where he was a drummer. jeffreygreen.co.uk
- Career of Colour-Sergt David Douglas Mackie and his son James Mackie: Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3, Pt. 4, Pt. 5 thesocialhistorian.com
- Part 1. David Douglas Mackie enlisted at the age of 19 at Edinburgh with the 72nd Highlanders in 1867, and sailed for India 1871. Included is an advertisement placed by a wife who was not “on the strength” seeking passage to India.
- Part 2. 72nd took part in 2nd Afghan War, and were next deployed to Egypt.
- Part 3. 72nd returned to England and James Douglas Mackie, son, enlisted 24 November 1885 age 14, for 12 years, with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, which later sailed for India November, 1891 on the troopship Malabar.
- Part 4. David Mackie kills himself.
- The Highlanders Museum Covers the 72nd, 78th (Ross-shire Buffs) and the 79th (Cameron Highlanders) Regiments of Foot
- The 72nd Highlanders Crossing the River Indus by Bourne and Shepherd, Calcutta from a 1906 book The King's Empire by J. H. Bacon from the website Indian Routes by Prof. Emerita Frances W. Pritchett Columbia University. columbia.edu. Elsewhere, it is stated the photograph was taken in 1896.
Historical books online
- Historical Record of the Seventy-Second Regiment, or the Duke of Albany’s Own Highlanders: containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1778, and of its subsequent services to 1848 by Richard Cannon 1848. Archive.org. Indian Service commences page 6 in 1782 in Madras. 247 men died on the voyage to India.
- History of the Scottish Highlands : Highland clans and Highland regiments Volume 2 "Seaforth’s Highlanders, formerly the Seventy-Eighth, now the Seventy-Second Regiment or Duke Of Albany’s Own Highlanders" by John S Keltie (c.1886) Archive.org. Indian service commences page 545 in 1782 in Madras
- "Seaforth’s Highlanders, previously the Seventy-Eighth, now the Seventy–Second Regiment", page 29 The History of Scotland, its Highlands, Regiments and Clans, Volume VIII by James Browne 1909 Archive.org
- Page 139 Flies in Relation to Disease: non-bloodsucking flies by G. S. Graham- Smith. 1913 Archive.org. In 1903 the Seaforth Highlanders, stationed at Nasirabad, suffered from a very bad epidemic of typhoid fever.
- "The Seaforth Highlanders, August 1914 to April 1916" by H.H.E. Craster pages 309-324 Scottish Historical Review 16, 1919 Archive.org. Includes a Battalion of the Seaforths in Mesopotamia from the end of 1915, taking part in an unsuccessful attempt to relieve Kut.
- Garen. Kidnapped by the Afghans! 72nd Highlander 1874/75 Victorian Wars Forum 8 May 2008, now archived.