Colonel Henry Disney
Appointed Colonel of the Regiment on 25th December 1725.
Commissioned as a Ensign in the 1st Foot Guards (Grenadier Guards) on the 1st May 1694, was wounded the following year at the capture of Namur.
He was later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with the 3rd Regiment of Foot (Buffs - East Kent Regiment).
Promoted Captain and Lieut.-Colonel on the 11th March 1708 with the 1st Foot Guards (Grenadier Guards).
Appointed to command Archibald Campbell, Earl of Isla’s late Regiment (36th Foot Regiment) 23rd October 1710, to 10th July 1715. In 1715 in view of the peace, which ensued after the "Old Pretender's" Rebellion had been suppressed, Colonel Disney evidently abandoned his military career and retired into private life; but when ten years later, hostilities threatened with Spain, he reverted back to soldering and on the 25th December 1725, was given the Colonelcy of the Regiment which Lord Mark Kerr’s had just vacated late Regt. (29th Foot Regiment) .For a time the Regiment was referred to as "Disney's Regiment". Colonel Disney then held this position until his death on the 19th November 1731.
Surname may be spelt Disney, Desney, Desoonay or Desaulnais.
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