71st (Glasgow Highland Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 1 August 2000. Corrected and updated 15.12.2003
71st (Glasgow Highland Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot
United Kingdom 
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How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
1777.12.19 73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot (McLeod's Highlanders)
1786.04.26 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (McLeod's Highlanders)
1808.06 71st (Glasgow Highland) Regiment of Foot
1809.03.20 71st (Glasgow Highland Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot
1810 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry)
1881.07.01 united with 74th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, to become
1st Bn, The Highland Light Infantry
Brief History of the 71st Regiment, by David Stevens.
71st Foot Timeline, by Michael S.Young et al. (British Light Infantry Regiments)
  A Brief History of the Regiment (Regimental site)
History, 1808-1815 (71st Napoleonic re-enactment site)
A History of the 71st during the Napoleonic Wars, by Ben Folley [internet archive]
    [1st Battalion] [1777-1881]
    2nd Battalion [1778-1783, 1804-1815]
Depot and Reserves:
  ? Depot Battalion [1856-1871]
  55th Brigade Depot at Inverness [1873-1881]
  Reserve Battalion [1842-1853]:
  1842 formed in Canada by separation of four coys from 1st Bn, plus two new coys
    1842 Canada
    1853 UK
    1853 merged into 1st Battalion
Hindoostan1, Cape of Good Hope 1806, Rolica, Vimiera, Corunna, Fuentes d'Onor, Almaraz, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nive, Orthes, Peninsula, Waterloo, Sevastopol, Central India

1.  awarded for service in 1780 to 1798.

1777.12.19 Maj-Gen. John (Mackenzie), Lord Macleod
1789.04.09 Gen. Hon. William Gordon [also 7th Foot, 21st Foot, 60th Foot]
1803.08.06 Gen. Sir John Francis (Caradoc), 1st Lord Howden, GCB, KC [aka Sir John Cradock] [also 43rd Foot]
1809.01.07 Gen. Francis Dundas
1824.01.16 Gen. Sir Gordon Drummond, GCB [also 8th Foot, 49th Foot, 88th Foot]
1829.09.21 Gen. Sir Colin Halkett, KCB, KCH [also 31st Foot, 45th Foot, 95th Foot]
1838.03.28 Lt-Gen. Sir Samuel Ford Whittingham, KCB, KCH
1841.03.15 Lt-Gen. Sir Thomas Reynell, Bt, KCB [also 87th Foot, 99th Foot]
1848.02.18 Lt-Gen. Sir Thomas Arbuthnot, KCB [also 9th Foot, 52nd Foot, 99th Foot]
1849.02.08 Gen. Sir James Macdonell, GCB, KCH [also 79th Foot]
1857.05.16 Gen. Sir Thomas Erskine Napier, KCB [also 16th Foot]
1863.07.06 Gen. Hon. Charles Grey [also 3rd Foot]
1870.04.01 Lt-Gen. Robert Law, KCB [also 2nd West India Regt]
1874.05.17 Gen. Hon. Sir George Cadogan, KCB [also 106th Foot]
1880.01.28 Gen. John Hamilton Elphinstone Dalrymple, CB [also 108th Foot]

Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
VCs in the Royal Highland Fusiliers Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
  • Band History, by Gordon Turner and Alwyn W. Turner (Droit Music Ltd)
  • Bandmasters, by Gordon Turner and Alwyn W. Turner (Droit Music Ltd)
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:


71st Highland Light Infantry Napoleonic Re-Enactors
Museum of The Royal Highland Fusiliers, Glasgow (Regimental site)
Museum of The Royal Highland Fusiliers, Glasgow (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
Museum of The Royal Highland Fusiliers, Glasgow (Simonides listing)
Regimental Journal:
Full Histories:
Short Histories: