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106th Foot Timeline

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1760-63 - 106th (Black Musketeers) 2nd Bombay raised in Ireland, services confined to Britain and Ireland. Raised by Colonel Isaac Barre. They were employed in the Cornish Stanneries in quelling disturbances among the 'tinners,' who were accustomed to indulge in raids on the peaceable dwellers on the Devonshire country side. The regiment was disbanded after the peace of 1763. 

    1761 - London
    1762 - Plymouth
    1763 - Exeter 

1794-95 - 106th Foot or Norfolk Rangers European Light Infantry, formed at Norwich. Raised by William Earle Bulwer, a brigadier-general in the Army, who died in 1807. The regiment had a short existence, being drafted into other regiments soon after its completion.

1826 - 2nd Bombay European Regiment raised at Poona by East India Company served in India against Mahrattas and Persia against Russia and Persia. It was formed out of the 1st Bombay Europeans. It did service in Bombay, in Seinde, and at Aden.

1840 - 2nd Bombay European Light Infantry (Honourable East India Company)

1855 - 2nd European Regiment, Bombay Light Infantry (Honourable East India Company) - in Persian War

1857 - Indian Mutiny - 2nd Bombay European Regiment becomes 106th Bombay Light Infantry, Persian Expedition, at Reshire, Bushire and Kooshab.

Bushire: 18 January 1857 - An engagement in which the 3rd Bombay Light Cavalry charged a well-formed Persian square and broke it. The British held Persia to keep Russia from the Arabian Gulf.

1862 - 2nd Bombay Europeans become the 106th Light Infantry

1871 -  came to England from Bengal after doing duty in various parts of India for the previous seven years.

1873 - 68th and 106th linked for recruiting purposes with depots at Sunderland

1881 - 68th and 106th become 1st and 2nd Battalions The Durham Light Infantry


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