103rd Regiment (Royal Bombay Fusiliers) (UK)
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103rd Regiment of Foot
(Royal Bombay Fusiliers)
East India Company / United Kingdom   
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1662.02 raised in England as four independent companies to garrison Bombay
1668.03.27 The Bombay Regiment
regimented and transferred to the Hon. East India Company
1688 The Bombay (European) Regiment
1839 1st Bombay (European) Regiment
1844 1st Bombay (European) Fusiliers
1858.07.03 transferred from HEIC to Crown control
1859.11.03 1st Bombay Fusiliers
1861.05.02 1st Royal Bombay Fusiliers
1862.09.30 103rd Regiment of Foot (Royal Bombay Fusiliers)
transferred to British Army
1881.07.01 united with 102nd Regiment of Foot (Royal Madras Fusiliers) , to form The Royal Dublin Fusiliers
pip History of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, by Waterford County Museum.
    [1st Battalion] [1662-1881]
Depot and Reserves:
  ? Depot Battalion [1856-1871]
  66th Brigade Depot at Naas [1873-1881]

Plassey, [Buxar]1, Guzerat, [Carnatic]2, [Mysore]2, [Seringapatam]3, Kirkee, Beni  Boo Ali, Aden, Mooltan, Goojerat, Punjaub

1. the Royal Tiger badge inscribed "Buxar".
2. the Elephant badge superscribed "Carnatic, Mysore", awarded 1844 as a combined badge.
3. the Elephant badge caparisoned "Seringapatam".

flag construction sign
Badges: construction sign
Uniform: 1661-1770?: scarlet?; facings: sea green
  1770?-1820?: scarlet; facings: white
  1820?-1825?: scarlet; facings: yellow; lace: silver
  1825?-1861: scarlet; facings: white
  1861-1881: scarlet; facings: blue
1862.09.30 Lt-Gen. Joseph Hale
1873.02.14 Gen. Sir William Wyllie, GCB
Officers of the 103rd Regiment, 1873 [from Hart's Army List]
Motto: construction sign
Nicknames: construction sign
Anniversaries: construction sign
Freedoms: construction sign
Marches: construction sign
Musicians: construction sign
Mascot: construction sign
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:


swords [no external sites have been found]
monument [no external sites have been found]
Mainwaring, Arthur Edward.  Crown and company, the historical records of the 2nd Batt. Royal Dublin Fusiliers, formerly the 1st Bombay European Regiment, 1666-1911.  London :  A. L. Humphreys, 1911.
Historical records of the 103rd Royal Bombay Fusiliers.  Devonport : A.H. Swiss, 1874.
Records of H.M.'s 1st Regiment of Bombay European Infantry 'Fusiliers'; containing a brief account of the formation in 1662, and services to 1861.  Poona : Observer press, 1861.
Records of H.M.'s 1st Regiment of Bombay European Infantry 'Fusiliers'; containing a brief account of the formation in 1662, and services to 1861.  [Newport, I.W. : printed by T. Kentfield], 1861.