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Charles Douglass's Regiment of Marines
 

1739 raised in England
1740 at sea (embarked at Portsmouth)
1741 St. Rupert's Bay, Dominica
1741 Jamaica
1741 Cartagena
1741 Jamaica
1741 Cuba
1741 Jamaica
1747 In  ranked as 48th Foot or 5th Marines, and transferred to Admiralty control.
1748 Disbanded

At some point Col Charles was succeeded by Lt-Gen. James Cochran, who commanded til 1748.

The regiment was probably raised to fight in The War of Jenkin's Ear, one of 6 regiments raised for the purpose.

This page was last updated on 15 May 2011

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