92nd Regiment of Foot
Known as The Gordon Highlanders.
- 1794 raised by the 4th Duke of Gordon as the 100th Regiment of Foot
- 1798 became 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot
- 1881 amalgamated with the 75th Regiment of Foot to become the 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders
- 1994 amalgamated with The Queens' Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) to form The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons)
- 2004 amalgamated with the other Scottish infantry regiments into the single Royal Regiment of Scotland
Service in British India
First World War
The 1st Garrison Battalion Gordon Highlanders . Garrison battalions were made up of soldiers unfit for front line duty.
The 1st Garrison battalion was formed in 1916 in the UK for service in India and did not exist before that time. It was known as 12th Battalion for a short time. It moved to Blairgowrie before going in January 1917 to India. The battalion served in India until 1920, when it was brought back to England and disbanded.
There were many deaths due to heatstroke in the summer of 1918, when the Battalion was based at Rawalpindi.
Some of the soldiers who served in the Garrison Battalions in India served on the North West Frontier in Afghanistan in 1919, almost certainly along the lines of communication. Private Alexander Miller was one of those who served with the 1st Garrison Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders in the Third Afghan War.
- The Tiger and Sphinx, or Gordon Highlanders’ Chronicle. The British Library has issues 5 (1898) and 6 (1899)
- The Tiger and Sphinx. New Series. The British Library has issues from 1924 to 1994
- 92nd Regiment of Foot Wikipedia
- The Gordon Highlanders Wikipedia
- The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons) cabarfeidh.com
- Royal Regiment of Scotland Wikipedia
- 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot including deployments Regiments.org, an archived site
- The Gordon Highlanders including deployments: 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion Regiments.org, an archived site
- Gordon Highlanders Museum Covers the 75th and 92nd Regiments of Foot
- Original 'Camp Coffee' label 1876 Gordon Highlanders bbc.co.uk. The 2nd Battalion was in India at this time.
- Photograph Album Volume 1, Volume 2. Photographs from two albums owned by Edward Gilpin-Brown (1854-1904) who served as a Captain with the 92nd Gordon Highlanders from 1874 until 1884. The albums are souvenirs of his journey to, and tour of duty in India in the 1870s and include photographs of the regiment. They include photographs by the commercial photographers Samuel Bourne, Charles Shepherd and Arthur Robertson as well as photographs by unknown photographers. Flickr.com. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto, Canada
- Article including a photograph of a regimental wedding in Peshawar in 1906 (2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders). The bride was a nanny working for a British family. Guardian.co.uk
Historical books online
- History of the Scottish Highlands : Highland clans and Highland regiments Volume 2 "The 92nd Gordon Highlanders " by John S Keltie (c.1886) Archive.org. Indian service commences page 847 in 1858 and page 852 in 1868
- The Life of a Regiment: The History of the Gordon Highlanders by Lt.-Col. C. Greenhill Gardyne (Charles)
- Volume 1 From its formation in 1794 to 1816 1901 Archive.org
- Volume 2 from 1816-1898 including an Account of the 75th Regiment from 1787 to 1881 1903 Archive.org
- "Gordon Highlanders, or Ninety-Second Regiment", page 106, The History of Scotland, its Highlands, Regiments and Clans, Volume VIII by James Browne 1909 Archive.org
- Gordon Highlanders The Long, Long Trail
- GordonMac CSM David Moody 12673, Gordon Highlanders Rawalpindi War Cemetery Great War Forum 03 July 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
- Frogsmile. Sgt William Connelly, 1st Batt Gordon Highlders, NW Frontier Victorian Wars Forum 26 March 2013, now archived.
- Private Alexander Miller dnw.co.uk, now an archived webpage.