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107th (Bengal Infantry) Regiment of Foot

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The 107th (Bengal Infantry) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army from 1862 to 1881, when it was amalgamated into the Royal Sussex Regiment.

The regiment was originally formed by the Honourable East India Company in 1854 as the 3rd Bengal (European) Light Infantry, 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 107th Foot.

As part of the Childers Reforms in 1881, the regiment was amalgamated with the 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot to form the Royal Sussex Regiment.

Regimental Colonels

Colonels of the Regiment were:

3rd Bengal Light Infantry
  • <1862: Maj-Gen. George Huyshe, CB
  • 107th Regiment of Foot (Bengal Light Infantry) (British Army)
  • 1862–1868: Gen. Sir George Petre Wymer, KCB
  • 1868–1873: Lt-Gen. William James D'Urban
  • 1873–1881: Gen. Hon. Arthur Upton
  • References

    107th (Bengal Infantry) Regiment of Foot Wikipedia