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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1881-1914


From 1881 to 1914 one of the Battalions served abroad whilst the other remained at home. The 1st Battalion served in South Africa, Ceylon and Hong Kong. They returned to the UK in 1892 before taking part in the Boer War in 1899 – 1902. They were joined in South Africa by the Reserve Battalion, the 3rd and 4th Battalions as well as the Volunteer Companies. After the Boer War they served in Malta and India.

The 2nd Battalion remained in the UK until 1892 when they moved to India. This was followed by service in South Africa before returning to the UK in 1910.


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