101st Regiment (Royal Bengal Fusiliers) [UK]
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101st Regiment of Foot 
(Royal Bengal Fusiliers)
East India Company / United Kingdom   
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1652 Guard of Honour
raised by the Hon. East India Company in Bengal (Ensign and 30 men)
  1685 increased by six companies from England
  1689 Bengal abandoned and force moved to Madras
  1690 Bengal reoccupied by one company
  1694 Bengal force reduced to 4 NCOs and 20 men
1756.12.16 The Bengal European Regiment
formed by regimentation of independent companies
1765.08.05 1st Bengal European Regiment
regiment (1600 men) broken up to also form 2nd Bengal European Regiment and 3rd Bengal European Regiment
1779.09.26 2nd Battalion formed
1783? 1st Bengal European Battalion
(2nd Bn disbanded); some personnel separated to form 4th Bn , 5th Bn and 6th Bn
1796 1st Bengal European Regiment
absorbed 5th Regiment without change of title
1803 The Bengal European Regiment
redesignated on disbandment of 2nd Regiment
1822 1st Bengal European Regiment
volunteers separated to re-form 2nd Regiment
1830.01.01 The Bengal European Regiment
re-absorbed 2nd Regiment
1839.07.29 nucleus separated to re-form 2nd Bengal European Regiment
1840 1st Bengal (European) Light Infantry
1846.04.11 1st Bengal (European) Fusiliers
1858.07.03 transferred from HEIC to Crown control
1859.11.03 1st Bengal Fusiliers
1861.05.02 1st Royal Bengal Fusiliers
1862.09.30 101st Regiment of Foot (Royal Bengal Fusiliers)
transferred to British Army
1881.07.01 united with 104th Regiment of Foot (Bengal Fusiliers), to form The Royal Munster Fusiliers
pip 1st Bengal Europeans to 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers, by James O'Sullivan
pip The Royal Munster Fusiliers, by Waterford County Museum.
    [1st Battalion] [1652-1881]
    2nd Battalion [1786-1803, 1822-1829]
    3rd Battalion [1786-1798]
Depot and Reserves:
  ? Depot Battalion [1856-1871]
  70th Brigade Depot at Tralee [1873-1881]
Plassey, Condore, Buxar, Rohilcund 17741, Sholinghur, Guzerat, Deig, Bhurtpore, Ghuznee 18382, Affghanistan 1839, Ferozeshah, Sobraon, Pegu, Delhi 1857, Lucknow

1. inherited from 2nd Bengal European Regiment in 1803, later withdrawn, and re-granted in 1894.
2. apparently misdated.
Note: see also successor for belatedly awarded battle honours.

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Uniform: 1652-1689: construction sign
  1756-?: construction sign
  1796-1803?: scarlet; facings: buff; lace: silver
  1803?-1822: scarlet; facings: pompadour; lace: silver
  1822-1839: scarlet; facings: French grey; lace: gold
  1839-1846: scarlet; facings: sky blue; lace: gold
  1846-1881: scarlet; facings: dark blue
1862.06.22 Lt-Gen. Sir Abraham Roberts, GCB
1873.12.29 Gen. Corbet Cotton
Officers of the 101st Regiment, 1873 [from Hart's Army List]
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