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105th Regiment of Foot (Madras Light Infantry)

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The 105th Regiment of Foot (Madras Light Infantry) was an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army from 1862 to 1881, when it was amalgamated into British Armies The King's Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire Regiment).

The regiment was originally raised by the Honourable East India Company in 1839 as the 2nd Madras (European) Regiment, redesignated the 2nd Madras (European) Light Infantry in 1842, and served in the Indian Mutiny of 1857. As with all other "European" units of the Company, they were placed under the command of the Crown in 1858, and formally moved into the British Army in 1862, ranked as the 105th Foot.

As part of the Childers Reforms in 1881, the regiment was amalgamated with the 51st (the 2nd Yorkshire West Riding) or King's Own Light Infantry Regiment to form The King's Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire Regiment).

Regimental Colonels

Colonels of the regiment were:

2nd Madras (European) Regiment (Honourable East India Company)
  • 1839: Col. Archibald Brown Dyce
  • 105th Regiment of Foot (Madras Light Infantry) (British Indian Army)
  • 1862–1866: Lt-Gen. Archibald Brown Dyce
  • 1866–1881: Gen. George Alexander Malcolm, CB
  • References

    105th Regiment of Foot (Madras Light Infantry) Wikipedia


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