93rd Regiment of Foot

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Also known as Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders


  • 1759 raised as 1st Sutherland Fencibles
  • 1763 disbanded
  • 1779 2nd Sutherland Fencibles raised by Lt-Col Wemyss
  • 1793 3rd Sutherland Fencibles raised by Lt-Col Wemyss disbanded 1799
  • 1799 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot raised by Maj-Gen Wemyss
  • 1881 amalgamated with the 91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot to become 2nd Battalion of the Princess Louise's (Sutherland and Argyll Highlanders)
  • 2004 amalgamated with the other Scottish infantry regiments into the single Royal Regiment of Scotland

Regimental histories

  • An Reisimeid Chataich. The 93rd Sutherland Highlanders, now 2nd Bn. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Princess Louise's, 1799-1927 by Brigadier-General A. E. J. Cavendish 1928. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001097006 .
  • History of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 2nd Battalion (reconstituted), European Campaign, 1944-45 by Major W. L. McElwee 1949. Available at the British Library UIN: BLL01001097003 .

External links

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 killed himself. James Mackie took part in the Tochi Valley Expedition in 1897, then returned to Scotland in 1898. In 1899, his wife Laura was put off the strength of the married establishment for her conduct.
Part 5. James Mackie was deployed to South Africa to fight in the Boer War. On return, he resumed divorce proceedings in 1902 and was granted a divorce. Discharged in 1909, he rejoined the Army during WW1, was commissioned and killed 1916.
  • IWM catalogue entry with details of the service history of Lieutenant J Gordon Smith platoon commander in the 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (12th Indian Infantry Brigade, 11th Indian Division) from (?) July 1941 in Singapore and Malaya, his eventual capture in late January, 1942 and his time in the camps on the Burma - Siam railway. His memoir is War Memories: A Medical Student In Malaya And Thailand

Historical books online

The Relief of Lucknow by William Forbes-Mitchell. Edited, and with an introduction by Michael Edwardes 1962 Archive.org Lending Library.
Reminiscences of Military Service with the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders by Surgeon-General Munro, formerly Surgeon of the Regiment 1883 Archive.org, Granth Sanjeevani Collection. The regiment had been sailing to China, but was directed to India arriving in Calcutta in September 1857, page 117, and then took part in the Indian Mutiny.