Number 100 in my Recently Painted posts, to be honest it could have been another 3 units that were painted up at the same time, I'm not sure what one was painted up first, but as this is a rather unusual coloured unit I thought it'd make a great No 100, sad I know????
Lord George Hamilton was born at Hamilton Palace, the fifth son of Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton and William Douglas, Earl of Selkirk. He was first trained by his uncles, Lord Dumbarton, Lord James Douglas, and Lord Angus, in military service in the 1st Regiment of Foot (then known as His Majesty's Royal Regiment of Foot
In 1689, after entering military service, he became a lieutenant colonel, and a few months later a brevetted colonel. He and his regiment served at the battles of the Boyne and Aughrim in the Irish War. He then moved to command of the Royal Fusiliers and fought at the Battle of Steenkeerke. He moved back to the 1st Foot, participated in various battles of the Irish rebellion, and eventually fought at the battle of Landen and the 1695 Siege of Namur. At Namur, Hamilton received a serious wound, and was eventually promoted to the rank of brigadier.
There is no information on their flags or uniform, I did actually copy the uniform colours from Barry Hilton's regt which can be seen here, it adds a little change of colour to the red of the Anglo/English army.
I've just recently amended this post as I rather stupidly named and wrote about St John's foot regt, instead of Hamilton's. So if you'd like to see some photo's of St John's click this link.