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Officer, 100th Regiment of Foot (HRH the Prince Regent's County of Dublin Regiment), circa 1812

Officer, 100th Regiment of Foot (HRH the Prince Regent's County of Dublin Regiment), circa 1812

The 100th Regiment of Foot (HRH the Prince Regent's County of Dublin Regiment) was a short-lived regiment, raised in 1804 and disbanded again in 1818 after the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Almost all of the regiment's service was in Canada. It took part in battles at Sacket's Harbor, Fort Niagara (1813), Chippewa and Fort Erie (1814). This silhouette gives a very good idea of some of the regimental distinctions used by the 100th. Note the shoulder belt plate with the regimental number and the three feathers badge of the Prince of Wales. The same badge can be seen on this officer's epaullette, as well. The long coat skirts probably date this image to before 1812, when regulations were issued calling for a short-skirted coat. Many officers would have continued to wear their old coats for many years, however. (Parks Canada)