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Below the inscription, in an oval white panel is a poem encircled by flowers and below a jug of beer titled Old Tobys Jug.
The poem reads:
Fill your cups and banish grief,
Laugh and worldly care despise,
Sorrow ne'er will bring relief,
Joy from drinking will rife:
So pour this full and sup it up,
And call for more to fill your cup.
To one side is a large printed panel titled "JOHN BULL and his COMPANION/ Challenging BONAPARTE and his relation". The scene depicts John Bull in a red jacket, a large seated lion behind with a ship in the background facing a European Officer in a blue jacket with a devil to the far left. Each have word bubbles issuing from their mouths.
To the other side is another panel titled One of the 71st taking a French Officer prisoner in Portugal. The scene depicts a soldier in kilt with red jacket holding a long rifle to the chest of a French officer in blue jacket who holds out his hand offering his valuables which include a watch.
After redesignation the 71st Highlanders carried on fighting in India where they fought in the Battle of Pondicherry in 1793 and at Ceylon in 1795. In 1798 after a number of years on active service the effective troops left in the regiment were transferred to the 74th Regiment of Foot and the remainder returned to Scotland by 1802. A 2nd Battalion was formed in 1804. Over the next few years the regiment changed its name a number of times before becoming the 71st (Glasgow Highland Light Infantry) in 1809 and finally 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry) . In order to become Light Infantry the regiment changed the way it trained, marched and fought.
The 1st Battalion left Britain for the Cape of Good Hope in 1806 where they were involved in minor actions. In June 1806 they were shipped to South America where they were involved in the disastrous expedition against Buenos Aires by Sir Home Popham. The city was actually captured but later the inhabitants rose against the small British force and took them prisoner. The 1st/71st was one of the battalions captured. Two battalion flags or Regimental Colours were also captured. On the 21st. of April 1808 the regiment received new colours instead of those they had surrendered at Buenos Aires. The colours were presented by General Floyd, a veteran officer.
After reforming the battalion they sailed in 1808 for Portugal where they took part in General Moore's advance into Spain and disastrous retreat out of Spain which ended with Moore's victory at Corunna.
Upon leaving Spain the battalion was sent in 1809 on the Walcheren Campaign. In 1810 the battalion was back in Iberia. They fought all the way through the Peninsular War and were at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 as part of the 3rd Brigade in Maj.General Sir Henry Clinton's 2nd Division. The 1st/71st lost 16 officers and 171 men killed and wounded at Waterloo.
The 71st Highlanders moved back to Britain in 1865 where they were when the Childers Reforms were carried out in 1881. They were united with the 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot to form the 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry .
|Height||8.00 inch||(20.32 cm)|
|Width||9.00 inch||(22.86 cm)|
|Depth||7.00 inch||(17.78 cm)|