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84th Regiment of Foot (1759)

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Active  1758–1765
Allegiance  British Raj
Country  United Kingdom
Type  Line Infantry
84th Regiment of Foot (1759)
Branch  British East India Company
Engagements  Battle of Wandiwash Battle of Pondicherry Battle of Buxar

The 84th Regiment of Foot was a British regiment raised for service in India with the British East India Company.

History

Raised in England in 1758 during the Seven Years' War it was shipped to Madras, India in 1759 where it took part in the East Indies Campaign (1757–1763) under Robert Clive. The 84th foot was among the first British regiments to serve in India. The regiment was soon in action in the Battle of Wandiwash in January 1760. This battle was followed in September by the Siege of Pondicherry (1760) and the Siege of Arcot in the Second Carnatic War.

In 1765 the 84th Foot sailed back to Britain and were disbanded. Sir Eyre Coote was a commander of the regiment during the war. He would later become one of the first Commanders in Chief of India and General of the British Army.

References

84th Regiment of Foot (1759) Wikipedia


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