Raising of the 3rd Madras (European) Regiment

Friday, 18 November, 1853

Inniskillings Museum Madras Colours imageThe 3rd Madras (European) Regiment was formed at Bellary in the Madras Presidency on 18 November 1853 for service in the Honourable East India Company. It was converted to the 108th Regiment of Foot (Madras Infantry) in 1861, which then amalgamated with the 27th Inniskillings in 1881 to become the 2nd Battalion The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Left, Colour of 3rd Madras Europeans.
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