99th Regiment of Foot

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The 99th Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, raised on 10 February 1794 by Lieutenant-Colonel Stuart Douglas (died 30 Jan 1795) and numbered as the 99th Foot in October of the same year.

The regiment was dispatched to the West Indies, serving in San Domingo and taking part in the capture of the Dutch colony of Demerara in 1796. They were disbanded in Demerara in 1797, with the men drafted into the 39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot.

1794: 10 February – raised as Douglas's Regiment of Foot

Between April and July 1794, the regiment was stationed on the Isle of Man.

1794: October - numbered as 99th Regiment of Foot

1795: September - Dublin; Cork

1796: San Domingo; Demerara

1796: August - disbanded; men drafted into 39th Foot in Demerara (1)



Senior Officers

10 February 1794 Colonel Stuart Douglas

28 March 1795 Colonel William Gardiner - William Neville Gardiner, (1748-1806) minister plenipotentiary at Warsaw, who apparently was still in Warsaw when the regiment sailed for the West Indies.

20 September 1794 Lt Col James Smith Baillie

15 November 1794 Lt Col Christopher Tilson

15 November 1794 Major William Say

16 November 1794 Major Edward Barnes - Lieutenant General Sir Edward Barnes, GCB (1776–1838), Governor of Ceylon.

Notes:
1.  The difference in disbandment dates could be the time lapse between the order and the act.




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