105th Regiment of Foot (Madras Light Infantry) [UK]
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Page created 1 August 2000. Corrected and updated 04.06.2006
 
 
105th Regiment of Foot
(Madras Light Infantry)
 
East India Company / United Kingdom   
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How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
 
1766 2nd Madras Europeans
1774 2nd Madras European Regiment
expanded by absorbing elements of 3rd Madras Europeans:
 
  • 1st Battalion
  • 2nd Battalion
1799 disbanded

1824 re-formed as 2nd Bn, The Madras European Regiment
1830 absorbed by 1st Bn

1839 2nd Madras (European) Regiment
1842 2nd Madras (European) Light Infantry
1858.07.03 passed from HEIC to Crown control
1859.11.03 2nd Madras Light Infantry
1862.09.30 105th Regiment of Foot (Madras Light Infantry)
transferred to British Army
1881.07.01 united with 51st (the 2nd Yorkshire West Riding) or King's Own Light Infantry Regiment , to form The King's Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire Regiment)
pip Walking Down the Colonial Lane [Fort Museum, Fort St. George, Chennai], by Natasha Garyali (Chennai Online)
     
  Regulars:
    [1st Battalion] [1766-1799, 1839-1881]
    2nd Battalion [1774-1799]
   
Depot and Reserves:
  ? Depot Battalion [1856-1871]
  8th Brigade Depot at Pontefract [1873-1881]
   
   
[none]
flag construction sign
   
Badges: construction sign
Uniform: 1766-1774: construction sign
  1774-1776: scarlet; facings: black
  1776-1785: scarlet; facings: white; lace: gold
  1785-1786?: scarlet; facings: Saxon blue; lace: gold
  1786?-1799: scarlet; facings: green
  1839-1881: scarlet; facings: pale buff
   
   
     
   
[none]
1839 Col. Archibald Brown Dyce
1862.09.30 Lt-Gen. Archibald Brown Dyce
1866.03.10 Gen. George Alexander Malcolm, CB

  • Succession of Colonels, by Keith Petvin-Scudamore (British Light Infantry Regiments, founded by Michael S.Young)
  • Commanding Officers, by Keith Petvin-Scudamore (British Light Infantry Regiments, founded by Michael S.Young)
Officers of the 105th Regiment, 1873 [from Hart's Army List]
   
 
Motto: construction sign
Nicknames: construction sign
Anniversaries: construction sign
Freedoms: [none]
Marches: construction sign
Musicians: construction sign
  • Band History, by Gordon Turner and Alwyn W. Turner (Droit Music Ltd)
  • Bandmasters, by Gordon Turner and Alwyn W. Turner (Droit Music Ltd)
Mascot: construction sign
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
   

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swords [no external sites have been found]
   
   
monument KOYLI  Regimental Gallery, Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
monument KOYLI  Regimental Gallery, Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, (Simonides listing)
   
   
Full Histories:
book Wylly, H. C. (Harold Carmichael). History of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. London : P. Lund, Humphries, 1926. (History of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry ; v.1-2) [from 1755 to 1914]
 
Short Histories:
book Historical record of the One Hundred and Fifth Regiment of Light Infantry. Meerut : Printing Press 105th L.I., 1871.
 
Special Topics:
book Deedes, Charles Parker. History of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry : A register of officers who have served on a regular commission in the regiment since its formation on the 19th December 1755, until the end of the war on the 15th August 1945. London : L. Humphries, 1946. (History of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry ; v.4)