Highland Light Infantry (71st & 74th)

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Recruiting Area
Glasgow and Lowlands Scotland

Summary
The Highland Light Infantry was formed in 1881 under the Childers Army Reforms Act. Like many other Scottish Regiments, the formation came about as an amalgamation of two pre-existing regiments – the 71st Highland Light Infantry and the 74th Highland Regiment of Foot, founded in 1777 and 1787 respectively. The regiment has strong ties with Glasgow, and was the only Highland regiment to wear tartan trews for full dress, until kilts were authorised in 1947. The Highland Light Infantry was again amalgamated in 1959 with the The Royal Scots Fusiliers to become The Royal Highland Fusiliers.

Victoria Cross Winners
Private G. Rogers, 71st Highland Light Infantry, 1858. Indian Mutiny
Lt. W.M.M. Edwards, 2nd Bn Highland Light Infantry, 1882. Egypt
Cpl A.G. Hore-Ruthven, 3rd Bn Highland Light Infantry, 1898. Sudan
Capt J. Shaul, 1st Bn Highland Light Infantry, 1899. South Africa
Private C. Kennedy, 1st Bn Highland Light Infantry, 1900. South Africa
Private G. Wilson, 2nd Bn Highland Light Infantry, 1914. Western Front
Lt W.L. Brodie, 2nd Bn Highland Light Infantry, 1914. Western Front
L/Cpl W. Angus, 8th Bn Highland Light Infantry, 1915. Western Front
Sgt. J.Y. Turnbull, 17th Bn Highland Light Infantry, 1916. Western Front
L/Cpl J.B. Hamilton, 9th Bn Highland Light Infantry, 1917. Western Front
Lt Col. W.H. Anderson, 12th Bn Highland Light Infantry, 1918. Western Front
Cpl D.F. Hunter, 5th Bn Highland Light Infantry, 1918. Western Front
Major F.G. Baker, M.C, Highland Light Infantry, 1944. Burma

Regimental Pipe Music
Pipe Marches:
March Past in Quick Time – The Bugle Horn

Allied and Affiliated Regiments
See The Royal Highland Fusiliers allied and affiliated regiments (needs link here)