73rd Regiment of Foot
- 1756 2nd Battalion, 34th Regiment of Foot redesignated as 73rd Regiment of Foot
- 1763 became a Regiment of Invalids
- 1769 disbanded
- 1777 raised as the 1st Battalion 73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot (MacLeod's Highlanders)
- 1778 2nd Battalion raised
- 1782 became the 73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot
- 1809 became the 73rd Regiment of Foot
- 1862 became the 73rd (Perthshire) Regiment of Foot
- 1881 amalgamated with the 42nd Regiment of Foot to become the the 2nd Battalion, Royal Highland Regiment (The Black Watch)
- 2006 merged with five other Scottish regiments - the Royal Scots, the King's Own Scottish Borderers, the Royal Highland Fusiliers, The Highlanders and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland
Service in British India
Transfer between regiments
In 1819, while still in Ceylon, one hundred and seventy-two men volunteered to the 73rd regiment from the 19th regiment, when that regiment went back to England
When the 73rd regiment went back to England in 1821, all the men fit for service in a tropical climate were permitted to volunteer, in the first instance, to regiments in Ceylon, and ultimately to His Majesty's regiments stationed in the territories of the East India Company. Refer Historical books online, below.
- "The Melvill Family – Three Generations of Commitment to India (Part 1)" by David Williams – pages 3-17 FIBIS Journal Number 32 (Autumn 2014) contains a section on Philip Melville, an officer in the 73rd Regiment of Foot, who was captured following the battle near Pollilur in 1780, with quotes from his papers. See FIBIS Journals for information about accessing this article.
Historical books online
- Historical Record of the Seventy-Third Regiment from the period of its being raised as the Second Battalion of the Forty-Second Royal Highlanders in 1780, and of its subsequent services to 1851 by Richard Cannon 1851. Google Books. Indian Service commences page 6 in 1781 in Madras
- History of the Scottish Highlands : Highland clans and Highland regiments Volume 2 "Forty-Second or Royal Highland Regiment Second Battalion. Long the Seventy-Third Regiment" by John S Keltie (c.1886) Archive.org. The Regiment reached India in 1782, page 597
- "Forty-Second, or Royal Highland Regiment, Second Battalion, now the Seventy-Third Regiment", page 40 The History of Scotland, its Highlands, Regiments and Clans, Volume VIII by James Browne 1909 Archive.org
- A Narrative Of The Military Operations on the Coromandel Coast Against the Combined Forces of the French, Dutch and Hyder Ally Cawn, from the Year 1780 to the Peace in 1784 ... by Innes Munro, Captain in the late 73rd or Lord Macleod’s Regiment of Highlanders 1789 Google Books. Also available on Archive.org, Digital Library of India Collection
- Journal of a Voyage Performed in the Lion Extra Indiaman, from Madras to Columbo and Da Lagoa Bay ... in the Year 1798 by William White, Captain, 73rd Highland Regiment of Foot. 1800 Google Books
- A Short History of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders); 42nd, 73rd, 1725-1907. To which is added an account of the second battalion in the South African War, 1899-1902 by [Arthur Grenfell Wauchope] 1908 Archive.org
- A History of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) in the Great War 1914-1918 (in three Volumes) Edited by Major General A G Wauchope 1926. Vol I (1st, 2nd & 3rd Battalions), includes 2nd Battalion in Mesopotamia and Palestine. Vol II (4th, 5th 6th, 7th Reserve Battalions, The Royal Highlanders of Canada & The Sydney Scottish Rifles). Vol III (8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th Battalions), includes 10th Battalion in Salonika and 14th Battalion in Palestine.
- Volume III transcribed edition lib.militaryarchive.co.uk.
- Page 126, Archibald Don, a Memoir 1918. Archive.org. Archibald Don was a medical student who was commissioned as an officer of the 10th Battalion, Black Watch, which was sent to Salonika in November 1915. He died of malignant malaria September 1916.
- 73rd Regiment of Foot - Wikipedia
- Black Watch - Wikipedia
- 73rd (Perthshire) Regiment of Foot including deployments Regiments.org, an archived website
- The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) including deployments: 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion Regiments.org, an archived website
- Macquarie University's webpage on the 73rd Foot (includes links to information on Seringapatam  and Mangalore )
- The Black Watch Castle and Museum in Balhousie Castle, Perth, Scotland. Includes a Research Room (user donation required)
- The Red Hackle Magazine Regimental Association page. Advises that digitised copies of all magazines from 1921-2010 are available on a 3 volume DVD set from the Museum Shop. Currently (2019/04) however, this item is not specifically listed in the items available from the Museum Shop, and does not appear to be available from the Online Shop.
- Percy Sylvester George O'Donnell (scroll down) joined the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) in India on 9th October 1905 as their Bandmaster with the rank of Sgt. In 1911 the Band of the Black Watch was one of the participating bands at the Delhi Durbar commemoration of the Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary. He left India in August 1914. George Pollen’s website.
- Stewart Cochrane’s Black Watch RHR Chindit , dedicated to Pte.William "Cocky" Cochrane 2nd Battalion, The Black Watch, in Burma during the Second World War.