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1/21st Royal North British Fusiliers Regiment

1833 - 1839.

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The Regiments

Known as (nickname)................................................... " The Earl of Mar's Grey-Breeches "

Facings............................................................................ BLUE

Braided Lace.................................................................. Gold

Service in Australia .......................................................Arrived during 1832 to 1833 seeing service in Sydney (staging only) Hobart, Tasmania & Swan River. Transferred to Calcutta from 1839

Commanding Officer......................................................Lieut. Colonel J. T. Leahy

 

Surnames of the 1/21st Regiment soldiers who stayed

Representation of the 21st Regiment Uniform

Ships the 21st Regiment Sailed on

 

The term Fusiliers means a soldier armed with a flint Lock Musket. The British Army had several Regiments known as Fusiliers, they were Foot (Infantry) regiments.

1678.....The Regiment was know as the Earl of Mar's Regiment of Foot

1685.......The Regiments name was changed. The Earl of Mar's Regiment of Foot was replaced by the name Scot's Fusiliers

1688......Three years after the name change the Regiment came under British control

1707..... Scot's Fusiliers to the North British Fusiliers

1713..... North British Fusiliers became the Royal North British Fusiliers.

1751.....In this year the name was changed to the 21st Regiment of Foot Royal North British Fusiliers (this is the Regiment who went to Tasmania)

1877.....21st Regiment of Foot Royal North British Fusiliers amalgamated with the Royal Scot's and became the 21st Regiment Royal Scot's Fusiliers

1881.....21st Regiment was removed from the Regiment's title and they then became the Royal Scot's Fusiliers

1959.....In this year the amalgamation of the following Regiments took place. The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment), Royal Scott's Fusiliers . This new Regiment formed The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment)

 

 

References
Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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