Glengarry badge, other ranks, 99th (Duke of Edinburgh's) Regiment of Foot, 1875-1881
Brass badge with the Regiment's number, surmounted by a crown, within a garter bearing the unit's title.
The 99th Regiment of Foot was raised in 1824, becoming the 99th (Lanarkshire) Regiment of Foot in 1832. The 99th served in Australia and New Zealand in the 1840s. It fought in the 2nd China War (1856-1860), garrisoned Hong Kong, and in 1865 served in South Africa. The Regiment was renamed the 99th (Duke of Edinburgh's) Regiment of Foot in 1874 after Prince Alfred (1844-1900), the then Duke of Edinburgh, reviewed and formed an attachment with them in South Africa. After serving in the Zulu War (1879), the Regiment was amalgamated as part of major reforms of the Army. In 1881, with the 62nd (The Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot, the 99th became the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) in 1881.
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