104th Foot

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on August 10 1761 by Colonel Tonyn. The regiment was also known as the “King's Volunteers”.

During the Seven Years' War, the regiment was under the command of:

  • from August 1761 to 1763: Colonel Tonyn

The regiment was disbanded in 1763.

Service during the War

The regiment did not take part in any campaign during the Seven Years' War.

Uniform

No details are known of the uniforms of this regiment.

Colours

No details are known of the colours of this regiment.

References

Fortescue, J. W.: A History of the British Army Vol. II, MacMillan, London, 1899

Mills, T. F., Land Forces of Britain the Empire and Commonwealth (an excellent website which unfortunately does not seem to be online any more)

Schirmer, Friedrich: Die Heere der kriegführenden Staaten 1756 - 1763. Edited and published by KLIO-Landesgruppe Baden-Württemberg e.V., Magstadt, 1989

United Services Magazine 1863, Issue 3

Acknowledgements

Digby Smith for the information provided on this junior regiment.