Category: 7th Regiment of Foot

Categories: British Army

This category contains profiles of those who served in this unit.

It was formed as a fusilier regiment in 1685 by George Legge, 1st Baron Dartmouth, from two companies of the Tower of London guard, and was originally called the Ordnance Regiment. Most regiments were equipped with matchlock muskets at the time, but the Ordnance Regiment were armed with flintlock fusils. This was because their task was to be an escort for the artillery, for which matchlocks would have carried the risk of igniting the open-topped barrels of gunpowder. The regiment became the 7th Regiment of Foot (Royal Fusiliers) in 1751, although a variety of spellings of the word "fusilier" persisted until the 1780s, when the modern spelling was formalised.

For the unit during the American Revolution see:

See 7th Regiment of Foot on Wikipedia

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Person Profiles (5)

bef 21 May 1756 North Luffenham, Rutland, England - 26 Apr 1831
12 Apr 1834 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland - 17 Dec 1909 photo
24 Jan 1801 England - 25 Oct 1829
10 Jun 1757 London, England - 11 Mar 1849 photo
bef 20 Nov 1828 Bulwick, Northamptonshire, England - 19 Dec 1888

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