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108th (Madras Infantry) Regiment of Foot

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The 108th Regiment of Foot (Madras Infantry) was an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army from 1862 to 1881, when it was amalgamated into British Armies The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.


The regiment was originally raised by the Honourable East India Company in 1854 as the 3rd Madras (European) Regiment, 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 108th Foot.

As part of the Childers Reforms in 1881, the regiment was amalgamated with the 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot to form the Second Battalion of The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Battle Honours

  • Central India
  • Regimental Colonels

    Colonels of the Regiment were:

  • 1862–1868: Lt-Gen. Sir George Cornish Whitlock, KCB
  • 1868: Lt-Gen. Arthur Cunliffe van Notten Pole
  • 1868–1875: Gen. William Anson McCleverty
  • 1875–1880: Gen. John Hamilton Elphinstone Dalyrmple, CB
  • 1880–1881: Gen. Sir Edward Harris Greathed, KCB
  • References

    108th (Madras Infantry) Regiment of Foot Wikipedia