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92nd Foot or Donegal Light Infantry

Primarily extracted from "Records and Badges of the British Army, 1900
by Henry M Chichester and Geroge Burges-Short and supplemented with further information. 

Additional information on the 92nd of 1760 to 1763 is most welcome.

The 92nd Foot, or "Donegal Light Infantry" of 1760-3. This corps, 600 strong, was raised  and equipped, entirely at his own expense, and within the short space of four months, by Ralph, Earl of Rose, a brave Irish soldier, who had been distinguished at Fontenoy, where he lost an arm, and at Laffeldt, and who was Commander-in-Chief in Ireland in after years. The 92nd Donegal Light Infantry served in the campaign in Portugal in 1762, and was disbanded at the peace of 1763. The regimental facings were black.

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