Surnames/tags: Military_and_War British_Army
New in 1758
|84th Regiment of Foot
Varied prior to 1881
York and Lancaster Regiment
84th Regiment of Foot
There was no, continuously serving, 84th Regiment of Foot. The number was used, at varying times, for units raised to meet a particular conflict.
84th Regiment of Foot 1759 - 1765
There was a Regiment, designated 84th, raised in England in 1758 for service during the Seven Years' War. Rather than Europe it was shipped to Madras, India in 1759 where it took part in the East Indies Campaign (1757–1763) under Robert Clive. The 84th among the first British regiments to serve in India.
Sir Eyre Coote was a commander of the regiment during the Second Carnatic War. He would later become one of the first Commanders in Chief of India and General of the British Army.
The Regiment returned to England in 1765 and was disbanded.
Prior to 1807 the 84th were stationed in Bombay, India (and several other duty stations in India) where they remained for a number of years.
84th Regiment of Foot Royal Highland Emigrants 1775 - 1783
The Royal Highland Emigrants was an infantry regiment raised in Canada by Lieutenant-Colonel Allan MacLean at the behest of General Gage. Originally raised in 1775, the regiment was comprised of Highland emigrants and was made up of two battalions of ten companies each and to rendezvous at Lake Champlain.
84th Regiment of Foot (York and Lancaster) 1793 - 1881
The regiment was raised at York on 2 November 1793 by Lt.Col.George Bernard, the 1st Battalion deployed to the Netherlands against the French. In 1795 both Battalions were deployed to South Africa and then to India.
In 1881, as part of the Childers Reforms of the British Army the Regiment was amalgamated with the 65th Regiment of Foot to create the York and Lancaster Regiment, with the 84th becoming the 2nd Battalion.
- The Regimental Records of the British Army; John Farmer; York and Lancaster Regiment
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