99th Regiment of Foot (Jamaica Regiment)

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The 99th Regiment of Foot (Jamaica Regiment) was an infantry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1780 by Charles Rainsforth and disbanded in 1783.[1]

It was raised in the Midlands for service in the West Indies, and spent three years (1780 to 1783) stationed in Jamaica as a garrison unit before being returned to England to be disbanded.[2]

Lieutenant General Robert Skene was Colonel of the Regimant from 1781 to 1783.[3] William Neville Gardiner became a colonel the following year.


  1. ^ Frederick, J.B.M. (1969). "Lineage book of the British Army: mounted corps and infantry, 1660-1968". Cornwallville, NY : Hope Farm Press. p. 312.
  2. ^ "99th Regiment of Foot (Jamaica Regiment)". Regiments.org. Archived from the original on 14 May 2006. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  3. ^ "SKENE, Robert (1719-87), of Hallyards, Fife". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 9 October 2017.

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