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Old 25th October 2017, 08:35   #19
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Re: George & Andrew CHALMERS

Thanks Ellie.

Oh. Now I'll look for 73rd. of Foot.
In April 1809 the regiment raised a second battalion in Nottingham from local militia companies and lost its Highland status due to recruiting difficulties, becoming the 73rd Regiment of Foot. The 1st Battalion embarked at Yarmouth for a seven-month journey to New South Wales, Australia in May 1809.
... the main body of the battalion left New South Wales in April 1814 on the 'General Hewitt' for Ceylon.

The battalion took part in the Second Kandyan War in Ceylon in 1815. Following the disbanding of the 2nd Battalion in 1817, some 300 of its remaining soldiers sent out to Trincomalee to join the 1st battalion. In that year the regiment took part in suppressing the Uva Rebellion, losing 412 out of approximately 1,000 men.


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