Historical Records of the 103rd Royal Bombay Fusiliers

Historical Records of the 103rd Royal Bombay Fusiliers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... while the remainder fought their way down to the beach with a loss of Lieutenant Carr, Ensign McLeod, and thirty men. This loss, the survivors report, was inflicted by British Sepoys. Onore, after being invested for nine days, was evacuated on the 26th May. In retreating to Fortified Island they were attacked and compelled to re-enter the forth with a loss of Captain Poynton, Lieutenant Frith, and between thirty and forty men. A detachment of one sergeant, nine Europeans, and seventy Sepoys, was left to garrison the island, but they surrendered to the Nabob's army early in June. Captain Boye who commanded at Mangalore, was shortly after dismissed the service. In May the Tellicherry companies of the regiment with some Sepoys, made an attempt to carry by assault, one of the principal detached works of Cannanore, which failed with a loss to the regiment of fifty-seven men. In August the regimental establishment underwent a thorough revision. "The battalion to consist of one regiment of 1600 men, "all officers included, to be commanded by a Colonel, and "to be divided into three battalions, to each one Lieutenant"Colonel and one Major. Each battalion to consist of "seven companies, each of which will include one Captain, "Lieutenant, and Ensign, four Sergeants, four Corporals, "two Drummers, and sixty-three privates. The companies "commanded by field officers to have Captain Lieutenants "in lieu of Lieutenants." Establishment of the Hon. Company's Bombay regiment of European infantry (of three battalions), as per Hon. Court's orders of March, 1768. By the same advices, Major Premble of the artillery, was promoted to be Colonel of the regiment, and C. in C.; and the following officers were...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123697395X
  • 9781236973955