Military Subjects: Battles & Campaigns

Bound For Mondego Bay: British Infantry Regiment Movements To and From the Peninsula, 1808 to 1814

By Steve Brown

The following information has been extracted from a wide variety of occasionally inconsistent sources. It attempts to track the comings and goings of all the infantry battalions of the British Army who served in the Peninsula in the period 1808 to 1814: some who stayed the entire distance, others who served several tours of duty, some who went only to suffer high losses and be either sent home to recruit of to be absorbed by their first battalions.

Commanding officers and brigade assignations have been shown. In all instances the assignments were the first postings on arrival, and often changed afterwards. The reader is directed to Oman or Reid to gain a fuller understanding of later postings once ‘in country’.

Try as I might, I have not been able to ascertain accurate battalion strengths on leaving France in May/June/July 1814. Hopefully in time, these will come to light and an update will be possible.

It must be noted, dear reader, that this has been compiled from often incomplete sources: hence the liberal use of ‘@’ for ‘approximate’ wherever needed. Such figures were based upon best guesses of strengths by reference to known strengths a few weeks (or perhaps months) before. Likewise,’?’ has been used as necessary whenever unknown data remains to be completed.

* Denotes an officer holding brevet rank (** being a double brevet, i.e. a Captain in a regiment who is also a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Army).

Disembarkation strength summaries at the end of each section do not includes drafts for existing battalions (or ‘replacements’, if you prefer WW2 terminology).

1808

The Originals – August 1808

First to arrive (and later, first into action):

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot

20 July 1808

Cadiz

Gibraltar

806

Lt Col Hon. George Augustus Frederick Lake

Nightingall’s Brigade

The following units (Wellesley’s Force) arrived in August 1808:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

1/5th (Northumberland) Regiment of Foot

6 August 1808

Figueira

Cork

1107

Lt Col John McKenzie

Hill’s Brigade

1/6th (1st Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot

6 August 1808

Lisbon

Cadiz

946

Major Thomas Carnie

Bowes’ Brigade

1/9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot

6 August 1808

Figueira

Cork

1061

Lt Col John Stewart

Hill’s Brigade

1/32nd (Cornwall) Regiment Foot

6 August 1808

Figueira

Gibraltar

874

Lt Col. Samuel Hinde

Bowes’ Brigade

1/36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot

6 August 1808

Figueira

Cork

703

Col Robert Burne

Ferguson’s Brigade

1/38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot

6 August 1808

Figueira

Cork

1079

Lt Col Hon. Charles James Greville

Hill’s Brigade

1/40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot

6 August 1808

Figueira

Cork

1040

Lt Col James Kemmis

Ferguson’s Brigade

1/45th (1st Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot

6 August 1808

Figueira

Cork

594

Lt Col William Guard

C. Craufurd’s Brigade

1/50th (West Kent) Regiment of Foot

6 August 1808

Figueira

Gibraltar

948

Major Charles Napier

C. Craufurd’s Brigade

5/60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot

6 August 1808

Figueira

Cork

1039

Major William Gabriel Davy

Fane’s Brigade

1/71st (Glasgow Highland) Regiment of Foot

6 August 1808

Figueira

Cork

984

Lt Col Denis Pack

Ferguson’s Brigade

1/82nd Regiment of Foot (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)

6 August 1808

Figueira

Gibraltar

929

Major Henry Samuel Eyre

Nightingall’s Brigade

1/91st Regiment of Foot (Argyllshire Highlanders)

6 August 1808

Figueira

Cork

1018

Major William Douglas

C. Craufurd’s Brigade

2/95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot (4 co.)

6 August 1808

Figueira

Cork

446

unknown

Fane’s Brigade

Followed by:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

2nd (Queen's Royal) Regiment of Foot

20 August 1808

Peniche

Harwich

731

Lt Col William Iremonger

Acland’s Brigade

2/9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot

20 August 1808

Peniche

Ramsgate

633

Major David Campbell

Anstruther’s Brigade

20th (East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot

20 August 1808

Peniche

Harwich

530

Lt Col Alexander Campbell

Acland’s Brigade

2/43rd (Monmouthshire LI) Regiment of Foot

20 August 1808

Peniche

Ramsgate

721

Major Edward Hull

Anstruther’s Brigade

2/52nd (Oxfordshire LI) Regiment of Foot

20 August 1808

Peniche

Harwich

654

Lt Col John Ross

Anstruther’s Brigade

1/95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot (2 co.)

20 August 1808

Peniche

Harwich

200

unknown

Acland’s Brigade

97th (Queen's Own) Regiment of Foot

20 August 1808

Peniche

Ramsgate

695

Lt Col James Lyon

Anstruther’s Brigade

Moore’s Force arrived in late August:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

1/4th (King's Own) Regiment of Foot

25 August 1808

Peniche

Portsmouth

971

Lt Col James Wynch

Fraser’s Division

1/28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot

25 August 1808

Peniche

Portsmouth

926

Major John Frederick Brown

Fraser’s Division

1/52nd (Oxfordshire LI) Regiment of Foot

25 August 1808

Peniche

Portsmouth

951

Lt Col. Robert Barclay

Paget’s Brigade

1/79th (Cameron Highlanders) Regiment of Foot

25 August 1808

Peniche

Portsmouth

995

Lt Col Philips Cameron

Fraser’s Dvision

1/92nd (Highland) Regiment of Foot (Gordon Highlanders)

25 August 1808

Peniche

Portsmouth

934

Lt Col Alexander Napier

Fraser’s Division

1/95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot (3 co.)

25 August 1808

Peniche

Portsmouth

@300

unknown

Paget’s Brigade

1st KGL Light Battalion

25 August 1808

Peniche

Portsmouth

907

Col Baron Alten

Paget’s Brigade

2nd KGL Light Battalion

25 August 1808

Peniche

Portsmouth

903

Lt Col Colin Halkett

Paget’s Brigade

1st KGL Line Battalion

25 August 1808

Peniche

Portsmouth

725

Lt Col Christian Baron Ompteda

Murray’s Division

2nd KGL Line Battalion

25 August 1808

Peniche

Portsmouth

761

Lt Col von Bulow

Murray’s Division

5th KGL Line Battalion

25 August 1808

Peniche

Portsmouth

753

Col George von Drieberg

Murray’s Division

7th KGL Line Battalion

25 August 1808

Peniche

Portsmouth

679

Col Baron Drechiel

Murray’s Division

These units were followed by:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

1/3rd (East Kent) Regiment of Foot

2 September 1808

Lisbon

Madeira

929

Lt Col Richard Blunt

Ciudad Rodrigo Garrison

1/42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot (The Black Watch)

2 September 1808

Lisbon

Gibraltar

943

Lt Col James Stirling

Bentinck’s Brigade

Baird’s Force arrived in late October:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

1/1st Regiment of Foot Guards

29 October 1808

Corunna

Ramsgate

1361

Captain & Lt Col Hon. Philip Cocks

Warde’s Brigade

2/1st Regiment of Foot Guards

29 October 1808

Corunna

Ramsgate

1113

Captain & Lt Col William Wheatley

Warde’s Brigade

3/1st (Royal) Regiment of Foot

29 October 1808

Corunna

Cork

723

Col Andrew Hay

Manningham’s Brigade

2/14th (Buckinghamshire) Regiment of Foot

29 October 1808

Corunna

Cork

630

Lt Col Jasper Nicholls

R. Craufurd’s Brigade

2/23rd Regiment of Foot (Royal Welsh Fusiliers)

29 October 1808

Corunna

Cork

590

Lt Col William Edgell Wyatt

R. Craufurd’s Brigade

1/26th (Cameronian) Regiment of Foot

29 October 1808

Corunna

Cork

870

Lt Col William Maxwell

Manningham’s Brigade

1/43rd (Monmouthshire LI) Regiment of Foot

29 October 1808

Corunna

Falmouth

912

Lt Col George St John Gifford

R. Craufurd’s Brigade

51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding LI) Regiment of Foot

29 October 1808

Corunna

Falmouth

620

Lt Col Ralph Darling

Mackenzie’s Brigade

2/59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot

29 October 1808

Corunna

Falmouth

640

Lt Col Charles Fane

Mackenzie’s Brigade

2/60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot

29 October 1808

Corunna

Falmouth

272

Lt Col Edward Codd

Corunna Garrison

76th Regiment of Foot

29 October 1808

Corunna

Falmouth

782

Lt Col Michael Symes

Mackenzie’s Brigade

2/81st Regiment of Foot

29 October 1808

Corunna

Cork

716

Major Henry Milling

Mackenzie’s Brigade

1/95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot (4 co.)

29 October 1808

Corunna

Falmouth

367

unknown

Mackenzie’s Brigade

2/95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot (4 co.)

29 October 1808

Corunna

Falmouth

405

unknown

Mackenzie’s Brigade

In November:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

3/27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot

2 November 1808

Lisbon

Cork

818

Lt Col John MacLean

Lisbon Garrison

2/31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot

2 November 1808

Lisbon

Cork

804

Lt Col William Howe Campbell

Lisbon Garrison

Total number of battalions disembarked for 1808 = 48, of which:

·       36 were 1st battalions (all KGL counted as if 1st battalions)
·       10 were 2nd battalions
·       2 were 3rd or higher numbered battalions.

Approximate total infantry disembarked = 41,222 men.
Average battalion strength = 858 men.

A typical ideal expeditionary force: mostly 1st battalions, at or close to full strength.

1809

Evacuation from Corunna - the following units departed in January 1809:

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

CAMPAIGN LOSSES

C.O.

(w) = wounded at Corunna

Next posting

1/1st Regiment of Foot Guards

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

74

Captain & Lt Col Hon. Philip Cocks

Walcheren

2/1st Regiment of Foot Guards

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

66

Captain & Lt Col William Wheatley

Home Duty

3/1st (Royal) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

216

Col Andrew Hay

Walcheren

2nd (Queen's Royal) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

205

Lt Col William Iremonger

Walcheren

1/4th (King's Own) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

Portsmouth

149

Lt Col James Wynch (w), Major Francis Brooke

Walcheren

1/5th (Northumberland) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

239

Major Thomas Emes

Walcheren

1/6th (1st Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

391

Major Thomas Carnie

Walcheren

1/9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

Plymouth & Portsmouth

373

Lt Col John Stewart

Walcheren

2/14th (Buckinghamshire) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

Plymouth & Portsmouth

138

Lt Col Jasper Nicholls

Walcheren

20th (East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

Falmouth, Plymouth & Portsmouth

113

Lt Col Alexander Campbell

Walcheren

2/23rd Regiment of Foot (Royal Welsh Fusiliers)

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

172

Lt Col William Edgell Wyatt

Walcheren

1/26th (Cameronian) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

Portsmouth

208

Lt Col William Maxwell (w), Major Fountain Hogg

Walcheren

1/28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

Plymouth & Portsmouth

302

Major John Frederick Brown

Walcheren

1/32nd (Cornwall) Regiment Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

187

Lt Col. Samuel Hinde

Walcheren

1/36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

Deal, Plymouth & Portsmouth

243

Col Robert Burne

Walcheren

1/38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

143

Lt Col Hon. Charles James Greville

Walcheren

1/42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot (The Black Watch)

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

Plymouth

161

Lt Col James Stirling

Walcheren

2/43rd (Monmouthshire LI) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

230

Lt Col Edward Hull

Peninsula – May 1809

1/50th (West Kent) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

264

Major Charles Napier

Walcheren

51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding LI) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

107

Lt Col Ralph Darling

Walcheren

1/52nd (Oxfordshire LI) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

Portsmouth

143

Lt Col. Robert Barclay

Peninsula – May 1809

2/59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

143

Lt Col Charles Fane (w), Major George MacGregor

Walcheren

2/60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

Guernsey

?

Lt Col Edward Codd

Walcheren

1/71st (Glasgow Highland) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

138

Lt Col Denis Pack

Walcheren

76th Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

170

Lt Col Michael Symes (died in transit), Major John Covell

Walcheren

1/79th (Cameron Highlanders) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

Portsmouth

155

Lt Col Philips Cameron

Walcheren

2/81st Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

241

Major William Williams (w), Captain Nicholas Brown

Walcheren

1/82nd Regiment of Foot (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

228

Col Smith

Walcheren

1/91st Regiment of Foot (Argyllshire Highlanders)

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

212

Major William Douglas

Walcheren

1/92nd (Highland) Regiment of Foot (Gordon Highlanders)

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

129

Lt Col Alexander Napier

Walcheren

1/95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Corunna

South coast of England

157

Lt Col Thomas Sidney Beckwith

Peninsula – May 1809

1/43rd (Monmouthshire LI) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Vigo

Ramsgate

85

Lt Col George St John Gifford

Walcheren

2/52nd (Oxfordshire LI) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Vigo

Ramsgate

161

Lt Col John Ross

Walcheren

2/95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot

17-18 January 1809

Vigo

Ramsgate

96

?

Walcheren

1st KGL Light Battalion

17-18 January 1809

Vigo

Ramsgate

163*

Col Baron Alten

Walcheren

2nd KGL Light Battalion

17-18 January 1809

Vigo

Ramsgate

262**

Lt Col Colin Halkett

Walcheren

Noted:

* Includes 22 drowned on voyage home
** Includes 187 drowned on voyage home

There were no accurate regimental returns taken after disembarkation – probably due to dispersal of regiments between various ports and general confusion. The official returns give a total landed infantry strength after evacuation of 19,539 from Corunna, plus 3,100 from Vigo.

By deducting these total landed figures from disembarkation strength returns, a loss of around 8,200 infantrymen occurred between August 1808 and January 1809. However a number had been left behind – perhaps over 2,000 sick, detached or straggling – many of whom eventually returned to the British Army, mainly in Battalions of Detachments.

It is due to this lack of accurate landed returns that losses in the Corunna campaign have been shown instead. These amount to 6,461 men in the Corunna campaign, to which must be added earlier losses at Rolica (480) and Vimiero (720), although some of these were wounded who later returned to the ranks.

The embarkation from Corunna and Vigo left 13 battalions behind as a garrison in Portugal (1/3rd, 2/9th, 3/27th, 29th, 1/40th, 1/45th, 2/31st, 5/60th, 97th, 1st Line Battalion KGL, 2nd Line Battalion KGL, 5th Line Battalion KGL, 7th Line Battalion KGL).

The following reinforcements arrived in March 1809:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

1/Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards

13 March 1809

Lisbon

Cork

1120

Capt & Lt Col Richard Hulse

H. Campbell’s Brigade

1/3rd Regiment of Foot Guards

13 March 1809

Lisbon

Cork

1361

Capt & Lt Col Thomas William Fermor

H. Campbell’s Brigade

2/87th (Prince of Wales Own Irish) Regiment of Foot

13 March 1809

Lisbon

Cork

710

Major Hugh Gough

Sontag’s Brigade

1/88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers)

13 March 1809

Lisbon

Cork

758

Col Alexander Duff

Sontag’s Brigade

With the main field army at home preparing for further tribulations in Walcheren, the second battalions started to arrive:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

2/7th Regiment of Foot (Royal Fusiliers)

5 April 1809

Lisbon

Cork

628

Lt Col William James Myers, Bt.

A. Campbell’s Brigade

2/30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot

5 April 1809

Lisbon

Cork

698

Lt Col William Minet

Lisbon Garrison

2/48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot

5 April 1809

Lisbon

Cork

717

Lt Col George Henry Duckworth

Hill’s Brigade

2/53rd (Shropshire) Regiment of Foot

5 April 1809

Lisbon

Cork

699

Lt Col George Ridout Bingham

A. Campbell’s Brigade

2/66th (Berkshire) Regiment of Foot

5 April 1809

Lisbon

Cork

740

Major James Patrick Murray*

Hill’s Brigade

2/83rd Regiment of Foot

5 April 1809

Lisbon

Cork

850

Lt Col Alexander Gordon

Cameron’s Brigade

2/24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot

24 April 1809

Lisbon

Jersey

780

Lt Col George Duncan Drummond

Mackenzie’ s Brigade (15 June)

* Possibly was Captain Richard Kelly as Murray arrived in May.

The following unit left for Gibraltar in June to release some first battalions for service:

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

2/9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot

18 June 1809

Lisbon

Gibraltar

@645

Major David Campbell

Gibraltar

And duly arrived from Gibraltar in return:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

1/48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot

22 June 1809

Lisbon

Gibraltar

@820

Lt Col Charles Donellan

Stewart/2D

(14 July)

1/61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot

22 June 1809

Lisbon

Gibraltar

@800

Col John Stratford Saunders

Cameron/1D

(14 July)

More second battalions arrived from home:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

2/5th (Northumberland) Regiment of Foot

4 July 1809

Lisbon

Cork

@550

Lt Col Hon. Henry King

Lightburne/4D

2/34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot

4 July 1809

Lisbon

Jersey

@1000

Lt Col John Maister

C. Craufurd/2D

2/39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot

2 July 1809

Lisbon

Guernsey

@700

Lt Col George Wilson

C. Craufurd/2D

2/42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot (The Black Watch)

? July 1809

Lisbon

Cork

@700?

Lt Col Robert, Lord Blantyre

Cameron/1D

2/58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot

4 July 1809

Lisbon

Cork?

@600?

Major Brook Henry Young

Lightburne/4D

About to start its famous long march to Talavera, the Light Bobs:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

1/43rd (Monmouthshire LI) Regiment of Foot

5 July 1809

Villada

Harwich

1072

Lt Col George St John Gifford

Light Brigade

1/52nd (Oxfordshire LI) Regiment of Foot

5 July 1809

Villada

Dover

@800

Lt Col Robert Barclay

Light Brigade

1/95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot

5 July 1809

Villada

Harwich

@750

Lt Col Thomas Sidney Beckwith

Light Brigade

Followed by more battalions from nearby garrisons:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

1/57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot

17 July 1809

Lisbon

Gibraltar

859

Lt Col William Inglis

Stewart/2D

1/11th (North Devonshire) Regiment of Foot

3 August 1809

Lisbon

Madeira

@1000

Major Frederick Newman

Campbell/4D

The following second battalion arrived in September 1809:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

2/28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot

September 1809

Lisbon

Cork

@700?

Lt Col Hon. Alexander Abercrombie

C Craufurd/2D

Total number of battalions embarked at Corunna and Vigo in January = 36, (22,639 men) leaving 13 battalions behind in Portugal (plus sick/stragglers).

One battalion embarked for the remainder of the year.

Total number of battalions disembarked for 1809 = 25, of which:

·       10 were 1st battalions
·       15 were 2nd battalions.

Approximate total infantry disembarked = 19,412 men.

Average battalion strength = 776 men.

After Corunna – the Dunkirk of its era – there simply weren’t enough 1st battalions at home to reinforce the Peninsula field army. So out came the 2nd battalions, plus other troops as could be spared from nearby garrisons. Even so, the numbers did not equalise the 22,000-odd embarked from Corunna and Vigo in January.

Tellingly, the only troops from the Corunna campaign fit to return that year were the Lights – the 43rd, 52nd and 95th.

1810

The following units arrived in February 1810:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

74th Regiment of Foot

10 February 1810

Lisbon

Cork

863

Lt Col Robert Le Poer Trench

Mackinnon/3D

1/79th (Cameron Highlanders) Regiment of Foot

12 February 1810

Cadiz

Cork/Lisbon

872

Lt Col Philips Cameron

Cadiz Garrison

2/87th (Prince of Wales Own Irish) Regiment of Foot

11 February 1810

Cadiz

Lisbon

462

Major Hugh Gough

Cadiz Garrison

2/88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers)

23 February 1810

Cadiz

Gibraltar

522

Lt Col John Taylor

Cadiz Garrison

94th (Scotch Brigade) Regiment of Foot

11 February 1810

Cadiz

Jersey

596

Lt Col James Campbell

Cadiz Garrison

Followed by:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

2/1st Regiment of Foot Guards (6 co.)

31 March 1810

Cadiz

Portsmouth

588

Captain & Lt Col Edward Amherst Saunders Sebright

Cadiz Garrison

2/Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards

(2 co.)

31 March 1810

Cadiz

Portsmouth

249

Captain & Lt Col Richard Downes Jackson

Cadiz Garrison

2/3rd Regiment of Foot Guards (3 co.)

31 March 1810

Cadiz

Portsmouth

322

Captain & Lt Col Thomas Cranley Onslow

Cadiz Garrison

3/1st (Royal) Regiment of Foot

2 April 1810

Lisbon

Jersey

723

Lt Col James Stevenson Barnes

Leith’s Brigade

1/9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot

27 March 1810

Lisbon

Dover?

@650

Lt Col John Cameron

Leith’s Brigade

2/38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot

2 April 1810

Lisbon

Guernsey

@600

Lt Col John Nugent

Leith’s Brigade

2/44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot

4 April 1810

Cadiz

Alderney

526

Lt Col Charles Bulkeley Egerton

Cadiz Garrison

2/95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot (2 co.)

April 1810

Cadiz

England

167

Major Amos Godsill Norcott

Cadiz Garrison

3/95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot (3 co.)

April 1810

Cadiz

England

291

Lt Col Andrew Francis Barnard

Cadiz Garrison

And a month later:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

2/47th (Lancashire) Regiment of Foot

May 1810

Tarifa

England

@700

Lt Col Humphrey Dalrymple Bland

Tarifa Garrison

2/30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot

2 June 1810

Cadiz

Gibraltar

606

Lt Col William Minet

Cadiz Garrison

Arriving in July 1810:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

1/7th Regiment of Foot (Royal Fusiliers)

July 1810

Lisbon

Halifax, N.S.

920

Col Hon. Edward Michael Pakenham

Pakenham/1D

(12 September)

Followed by:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

1/28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot (8 co.)

September 1810

Tarifa

Gibraltar

@600

Lt Col* John Frederick Browne

Tarifa Garrison

1/50th (West Kent) Regiment of Foot

26 September 1810

Lisbon

England

@700

Col George Townsend Walker

Erskine/1D

1/71st (Highland LI) Regiment of Foot (6 co.)

26 September 1810

Lisbon

Deal

687

Lt Col* Nathaniel Levett Peacocke

Erskine/1D

1/79th (Cameron Highlanders) Regiment of Foot

29 August 1810

Lisbon

Cadiz

1020

Lt Col Philips Cameron

Cameron/1D

(12 September)

2/88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers)

4 September 1810

Lisbon

Cadiz

@600

Lt Col John Taylor

Lisbon Garrison

94th (Scotch Brigade) Regiment of Foot

20 September 1810

Lisbon

Cadiz

@700

Lt Col James Campbell

Colville/3D

Brunswick-Oels Jagers (12 co.)

17 September 1810

Lisbon

Isle of Wight

@900

Lt Col Georg Ludewig de Korfus

Pakenham/4D

(12 November)

Arriving in October:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

2/30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot

4 October 1810

Lisbon

Cadiz

@590

Lt Col William Minet

Dunlop/5D

2/47th (Lancashire) Regiment of Foot

2 October 1810

Cadiz

Tarifa

@690

Lt Col Humphrey Dalrymple Bland

Cadiz Garrison

1/92nd (Highland) Regiment of Foot (Gordon Highlanders)

6 October 1810

Lisbon

England

@1000

Lt Col John Cameron

Erskine/1D

Then:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

1/4th (King's Own) Regiment of Foot

4 November 1810

Lisbon

Harwich

650

Lt Col James Wynch

Dunlop/5D

Chasseurs Brittaniques

November 1810

Cadiz

Jersey

457

Lt Col* Mark Joseph Dufaure

Cadiz Garrison

And finally:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

2/67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot (6 co.)

9 December 1810

Cadiz

Gibraltar

457

Lt Col William Augustus Prevost

Cadiz Garrison

1/23rd Regiment of Foot (Royal Welsh Fusiliers)

10 December 1810

Lisbon

Halifax, N.S.

@1000

Lt Col Hon. Henry Walton Ellis

Pakenham/4D

(12 November)

Total number of battalions disembarked for 1810 = 31, of which:

·       15 were 1st battalions
·       16 were 2nd (or higher numbered) battalions.

Approximate total infantry disembarked = 19,708 men.

Average battalion strength = 635 men.

A year of consolidation: numbers arriving matched those of 1809, about half were first battalions, and no infantry left the country.

But the battalions arriving were getting weaker, and sicker. Quite a few of the new arrivals were Walcheren survivors.

1811

Arriving in January:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

Chasseurs Britanniques

28 January 1811

Lisbon

Cadiz

@850

Lt Col* Mark Joseph Dufaure

Long/7D

And in February:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

2/9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot     (2 co.)

23 February 1811

Algesiras

Gibraltar

@175

Captain Henry Godwin

Graham’s Force

1/82nd Regiment of Foot (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) (2 co.)

23 February 1811

Algesiras

Gibraltar

@180

Captain Henry Adolphus Proctor

Graham’s Force

Units arriving in March allowed the formation of the 7th Division and the increase in size of the Light Division:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

2nd (Queen's Royal) Regiment of Foot

2 March 1811

Lisbon

Portsmouth

@1100

Lt Col Robert Lord Manners

Burne/6D

1/36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot

2 March 1811

Lisbon

Portsmouth

@600

Lt Col Hon. Basil Cochrane

Burne/6D

1/51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding LI) Regiment of Foot

29 February 1811

Lisbon

Portsmouth

650

Lt Col John Montague Mainwaring

Long/7D

2/52nd (Oxfordshire LI) Regiment of Foot

5 March 1811

Lisbon

Portsmouth

@600

Lt Col Hon. Hugh Arbuthnot

Wynch/LD

85th (Bucks Volunteers LI) Regiment of Foot (5 co.)

5 March 1811

Lisbon

Portsmouth

486

Col Henry Cuyler

Long/7D

1st KGL Light Battalion

21 March 1811

Lisbon

Isle of Wight

588

Lt Col Ernst Ludewig Franz Leonhart

Alten/7D

2nd KGL Light Battalion

21 March 1811

Lisbon

Isle of Wight

510

Lt Col Colin Halkett

Alten/7D

Departing in March:

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

1/28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot

13 March 1811

Cadiz

Gibraltar

@420

Lt Col Charles Philip Belson

Gibraltar

Arriving in April:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

3/1st Regiment of Foot Guards (6 co.)

27 April 1811

Cadiz

Portsmouth

821

Col George Cooke

Cadiz Garrison

Departing in May:

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

2/1st Regiment of Foot Guards (6 co.)

25 May 1811

Cadiz

England

387

Captain & Lt Col Edward Amherst Saunders Sebright

Home

2/Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards

(2 co.)

25 May 1811

Cadiz

England

243

Captain & Lt Col Richard Downes Jackson

Home

2/3rd Regiment of Foot Guards (3 co.)

25 May 1811

Cadiz

England

315

Captain & Lt Col Thomas Cranley Onslow

Home

2/9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot      (2 co.)

May 1811

Cadiz

Tarifa

@100

Captain Henry Godwin

Gibraltar

Arriving in June and July and August:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

3/1st Regiment of Foot Guards (4 co.)

23 June 1811

Cadiz

Spithead

482

Col John Lambert

Cadiz Garrison

1/26th (Cameronian) Regiment of Foot

5 July 1811

Lisbon

Jersey

706

Lt Col William Maxwell

Blantyre/1D

1/28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot

21 July 1811

Lisbon

Gibraltar

@500

Lt Col Charles Philip Belson

Lumley/2D

1/32nd (Cornwall) Regiment Foot

5 July 1811

Lisbon

Guernsey

@950

Col Samuel Venables Hinde

Burne/6D

68th (Durham LI) Regiment of Foot

July 1811

Lisbon

Portsmouth

808

Lt Col William Johnston

Long/7D

77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot

5 July 1811

Lisbon

Jersey?

635

Lt Col John Bromhead

Colville/3D

3/95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot (5 co.)

21 August 1811

Lisbon

Cadiz

330

Lt Col Andrew Francis Barnard

Beckwith/LD

Departing at the same time:

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

2/7th Regiment of Foot (Royal Fusiliers)

26 June 1811

Lisbon

England

Cadre

Major Robert Haly Burton

Home

2/28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot

August 1811

Lisbon

England

Cadre

Lt Col* Charles Paterson

(Disbanded)

2/48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot

June 1811

Lisbon

England

Cadre

Major William Brooke

(Disbanded)

2/88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers)

10 July 1811

Lisbon

England

Cadre

Captain Henry George Buller

(Disbanded)

7th KGL Line Battalion

July 1811

Lisbon

England

Cadre

Major Karl August Thalman

Mediterranean

Arriving in October:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

1/39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot

20 October 1811

Lisbon

Sicily

@750

Lt Col Hon. Robert William O’Callaghan

Lumley/2D

de Wattevilles Regiment

10 October 1811

Cadiz

Naples

1261

Lt Col Victor Fischer

Cadiz Garrison

Departing in October and November:

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot

2 November 1811

Lisbon

Portsmouth

@200

Major John Tucker

Home

85th (Bucks Volunteers LI) Regiment of Foot (5 co.)

2 November 1811

Lisbon

Portsmouth

266

Col Henry Cuyler

Home

97th (Queen's Own) Regiment of Foot

3 October 1811

Lisbon

England

@300?

Col James Lyon

Home

Arriving in December:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

1/82nd Regiment of Foot (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) (2 co.)

December 1811

Tarifa

Gibraltar

@160

Major Henry King

Tarifa Garrison

Total number of battalions disembarked for 1811 = 21, of which:

·       16 were 1st battalions
·       5 were 2nd (or higher numbered) battalions.

Approximate total infantry disembarked = 13,142 men.

Average battalion strength = 625 men.

It was becoming a war of attrition. 13 battalions left during the year – of which 5 were 2nd battalions at cadre strength – giving a nett gain of only 8 battalions.

1812

The following unit arrived in January:

 Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

2/67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot (8 co.)

January 1812

Cartagena

Cadiz

@500

Lt Col William Augustus Prevost

Cartagena Garrison

But these guys left:

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

2/39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot

22January 1812

Lisbon

Weymouth

Cadre

Lt Col* Patrick Lindsay

Home (Disbanded)

2/52nd (Oxfordshire LI) Regiment of Foot

25 February 1812

Lisbon

England

Cadre

Captain John Sheddon

Netherlands

Arriving:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

1/42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot (The Black Watch)

April 1812

Lisbon

England

@800

Col James Stirling

Blantyre/1D

Leaving:

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

2/42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot (The Black Watch)

19 May 1812

Lisbon

Scotland

Cadre

Lt Col Robert, Lord Blantyre

Home (Disbanded)

Arriving in June, July, and August:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

2/4th (King's Own) Regiment of Foot

July 1812

Lisbon

Cueta

674

Major David Williamson

Walker/5D

1/5th (Northumberland) Regiment of Foot

24 June 1812

Lisbon

Cork

902

Lt Col Charles Pratt

Campbell/3D

1/10th (North Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot

25 June 1812

Castalla

Sicily

935

Lt Col Robert Travers

Castalla Garrison

1/38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot

June 1812

Lisbon

Cork

@1100

Lt Col Hon. Charles James Greville

Hay/5D

1/82nd Regiment of Foot (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)

June 1812

Villa Franca

Gibraltar

@600

Col William Grant

Pakenham/4D

1/58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot

August 1812

Castalla

Sicily

871

Lt Col David Walker

Castalla Garrison

Leaving:

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

1/26th (Cameronian) Regiment of Foot

2 June1812

Lisbon

Gibraltar

860

Major Edward Shearman

Gibraltar

Arriving in September and October:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

1/1st Regiment of Foot Guards

1 October 1812

Corunna

Portsmouth

@1400

Col Matthew Chitty Darby Griffith

Howard/1D

2/59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot

6 September 1812

Cadiz

England

696

Lt Col* John Laing Weir

Cadiz Garrison

1/91st Regiment of Foot (Argyllshire Highlanders)

13 October 1812

Corunna

Chatham

@900

Major Donald McNeill

Stirling/6D

Leaving in October:

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

2/5th (Northumberland) Regiment of Foot

October 1812

Lisbon

Totnes

Cadre

Lt Col Hon. Henry King

Home (Disbanded)

Arriving in November and December:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

1/6th (1st Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot

15 November 1812

Lisbon

Cork

1169

Lt Col Archibald Campbell

Halkett/7D

20th (East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot

15 November 1812

Lisbon

Cork

@600

Col Robert Ross

Skerrett/4D

1/27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot

November 1812

Alicante

Sicily

@600

Lt Col Lemuel Warren

Alicante Garrison

1/62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot

December 1812

Alicante

Sicily

@1000

Lt Col George Gauntlett

Alicante Garrison

Total number of battalions disembarked for 1812 = 15, of which:

·       12 were 1st battalions
·       3 were 2nd battalions

Approximate total infantry embarked = 12,747 men.

Average battalion strength = 850 men.

5 battalions departed, 4 of which were at 2nd battalions at cadre strength.

A nett gain of 10 battalions, better than 1811.

1813

Arriving:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

2/27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot

3 January 1813

Alicante

Sicily

@750

Lt Col* George James Reeves

Alicante Garrison

Leaving:

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

2/4th (King's Own) Regiment of Foot

January 1813

Lisbon

England

Cadre

Lt Col David Williamson

Home

2/38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot

January 1813

Lisbon

England

Cadre

Lt Col John Nugent

Home

2/44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot       (6 co.)

13 February 1813

Lisbon

Portsmouth

84

Lt Col* George Hardinge

Netherlands

Arriving in April:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot

April 1813

Cadiz

Portsmouth

713

Lt Col Gregory Holman Bromley Way

Cadiz Garrison

2/59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot

April 1813

Lisbon

Cadiz

813

Lt Col Charles Fane

Pringle/5D

Departing in April:

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

de Wattevilles Regiment

April 1813

Cadiz

Corrada

1430

Lt Col Victor Fischer

Canada

Arriving in June:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

2/67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot

June 1813

Alicante

Cartagena

524

Lt Col* Charles Maxwell

Murray’s Force

Dillon’s Regiment

June 1813

Cartagena

Naples?

510

Major Boutard

Cartagena Garrison

Departing in June:

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

2/30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot (4 co.)

15 June 1813

Lisbon

Portsmouth

@250

Lt Col Alexander Hamilton

Jersey

2/44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot       (4 co.)

15 June 1813

Lisbon

Portsmouth

@300

Captain John Jessop

Netherlands

Arriving in July August & September:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

1/44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot

3 August 1813

Bay of Saloo

Sicily

616

Lt Col Arthur Brooke

Tarragona Garrison

76th Regiment of Foot

15 September 1813

Passages

Cork

@600

Lt Col John Wardlaw

Aylmer/1D

2/84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment of Foot

16 August 1813

Passages

Cork

@500

Lt Col Richard Lloyd

Aylmer/1D

85th (Bucks Volunteers LI) Regiment of Foot

23 July 1813

San Sebastian

Deal

636

Lt Col William Thornton

Aylmer/1D

Arriving in October:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

2/62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot

6 October 1813

Passages

Cork?

@1000

Lt Col Nathaniel Sheppard Blackwell

Aylmer/1D

Total number of battalions disembarked for 1813 = 10, of which:

·       5 were 1st battalions
·       5 were 2nd battalions.

Approximate total infantry disembarked = 6,662 men.

Average battalion strength = 666 men.

6 battalions departed, of which 5 were 2nd battalions, giving a nett gain of only 4 battalions!

It was a good thing that the French were retreating, because the well was running dry.

1814

Only one unit arrived this year:

Unit

Disembarked

Port

From

Strength

C.O.

Assigned To

1/37th (North Hampshire) Regiment of Foot

March 1814

Lisbon

Gibraltar

@900

Lt Col Reginald James

Aylmer/1D

17th April 1814: An armistice is signed!

Lucky lads going home in April – the first of many:

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

2/67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot

24 April 1814

Tarragona

Gibraltar

?

Lt Col* Hon. Edward Acheson

Gibraltar

Departing in May:

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

1/38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot

May 1814

Passages

Cork

?

Col Hon. Charles James Greville

Ireland

Amidst (undoubtedly) much groaning of Why Us Again? - the Expeditionary Force to North America under Kempt, Ross and Power:

1/3rd (East Kent) Regiment of Foot

31 May 1814

Pauillac

Quebec

@750

Lt Col* Henry Roberts

Canada

1/4th (King's Own) Regiment of Foot

2 June 1814

Passages

Azores / Bermuda

@700

Lt Col* Alured Dodshaw Faunce

Chesapeake

1/5th (Northumberland) Regiment of Foot

31 May 1814

Pauillac

Quebec

@800

Lt Col Charles Pratt

Canada

1/6th (1st Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot

5 May 1814

Pauillac

Quebec

@700

Lt Col Archibald Campbell

Canada

1/9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot

4 June 1814

Pauillac

Quebec

@900

Lt Col John Cameron

Canada

1/27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot

31 May 1814

Pauillac

Quebec

@1000

Lt Col* Charles Thompson

Canada

1/37th (North Hampshire) Regiment of Foot

4 June 1814

Pauillac

Quebec

@800

Lt Col Reginald James

Canada

1/44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot

2 June 1814

Paulliac

Azores / Bermuda

@700

Col Arthur Brooke

Chesapeake

1/58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot

May 1814

Pauillac

Quebec

@700

Lt Col David Walker

Canada

1/81st Regiment of Foot

16 June 1814

Pauillac

Quebec

@800

Col Patrick McKenzie

Canada

1/82nd Regiment of Foot (Prince of Wales's Volunteers)

5 May 1814

Pauillac

Quebec

590

Lt Col* Charles Edward Conyers

Canada

85th (Bucks Volunteers LI) Regiment of Foot

2 June 1814

Pauillac

Azores / Bermuda

570

Lt Col William Thornton

Chesapeake

Closely followed by some reinforcements:

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

3/27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot

31 May 1814

Pauillac

Quebec

@500

Lt Col John Maclean

Canada Maritime

1/39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot

8 June 1814

Pauillac

Quebec

?

Lt Col* Charles Bruce

Canada

57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot

16 June 1814

Pauillac

Quebec

?

Captain Joseph Marke

Canada

76th Regiment of Foot

4 June 1814

Pauillac

Quebec

?

Lt Col* Alexander Fraser

Canada

1/88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers)

15 June 1814

Pauillac

Quebec

?

Col John Taylor

Canada

de Rolls Swiss Regiment

June 1814

Castalla?

Quebec

?

Col J B de Sonnenberg

Canada

These boys went home (or elsewhere) in June...

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

1/3rd Regiment of Foot Guards

June 1814

Passages

Plymouth

?

Col John Guise

Home

3/1st (Royal) Regiment of Foot

June 1814

Passages

Cork

@300

Lt Col* Colin Campbell

Netherlands

2nd (Queen's Royal) Regiment of Foot

14 June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

@300

Lt Col George Augustus Henderson

West Indies

1/7th Regiment of Foot (Royal Fusiliers)

14 June 1814

Pauillac

Plymouth

@575

Major George King

Louisiana

1/10th (North Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot

June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

?

Lt Col* John Otto Beyer

Sicily

20th (East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot

22 June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

@280

Major* William Russell

Ireland

1/23rd Regiment of Foot (Royal Welsh Fusiliers)

6 June 1814

Pauillac

Plymouth

@500

Col Henry Walton Ellis

Netherlands

2/24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot

June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

@300

Col William Kelly

Home (Disbanded)

2/27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot

June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

?

Lt Col George James Reeves

Ireland

1/28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot

12 June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

@450

Col Charles Philip Belson

Netherlands

1/40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot

14 June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

?

Lt Col Henry Thornton

Louisiana

1/45th (1st Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot

24 June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

?

Lt Col Leonard Greenwell

Home

1/48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot

14 June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

?

Lt Col* James Wilson

Home

1/51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding LI) Regiment of Foot

17 June 1814

Pauillac

Plymouth

?

Col Hugh Henry Mitchell

Netherlands

1/52nd (Oxfordshire LI) Regiment of Foot

17 June 1814

Pauillac

Plymouth

?

Col John Colborne

Netherlands

2/53rd (Shropshire) Regiment of Foot

June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

?

Lt Col* John Mansel

St Helena

2/58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot

14 June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

?

Lt Col* Francis B Campbell

Ireland (Disbanded)

2/59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot

June 1814

Passages

Cork

?

Lt Col Henry Austen

Netherlands

5/60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot

June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

@350

Lt Col* John Forster Fitzgerald

Ireland

8/60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot

June 1814

Lisbon

Gibraltar

?

Major Henry Fitzgerald

Gibraltar

2/62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot

June 1814

Passages

Cork

?

Lt Col Nathaniel Shepperd Joseph James Blackwell

Nova Scotia

2/83rd Regiment of Foot

15 June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

?

Lt Col* Henry William Carr

Home (Disbanded)

94th (Scotch Brigade) Regiment of Foot

June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

?

Lt Col* James Allan

Ireland

Dillons Swiss Regiment

June 1814

Castalla?

?

?

Lt Col Henry Wyndham

(Disbanded)

The 6th Division, which had suffered heavy casualties at Toulouse, was shipped home in entirety in late June:

1/11th (North Devonshire) Regiment of Foot

26 June 1814

Pauillac

Gibraltar

@450

Col George Cuyler

Gibraltar

1/32nd (Cornwall) Regiment Foot

26 June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

?

Lt Col* John Hicks

Netherlands

1/36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot

26 June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

?

Major Martin Leggatt

Netherlands

1/42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot (The Black Watch)

26 June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

?

Lt Col* William Cowell

Netherlands

1/61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot

26 June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

?

Lt Col William Carr Royall

Ireland

1/79th (Cameron Highlanders) Regiment of Foot

26 June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

@350

Lt Col Neil Douglas

Netherlands

1/91st Regiment of Foot (Argyllshire Highlanders)

26 June 1814

Pauillac

Cork

?

Col William Douglas

Netherlands

These boys went home (or elsewhere) in July...

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

1/1st Regiment of Foot Guards

27 July 1814

Passages

Plymouth

?

Col Henry Askew

Home

3/1st Regiment of Foot Guards

27 July 1814

Passages

Plymouth

?

Col Peregrine Maitland

Netherlands

1/Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards

28 July 1814

Passages

Plymouth

?

Col Alexander Woodford

Home

2/31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot

2 July 1814

Paulliac

Cork

?

Lt Col Alexander Leith

Home (Disbanded)

2/34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot

17 July 1814

Paulliac

Cork

?

Lt Col * Henry Worsley

Ireland

1/43rd (Monmouthshire LI) Regiment of Foot

23 July 1814

Paulliac

Plymouth

?

Lt Col Christopher Charles Patrickson

Louisiana

1/50th (West Kent) Regiment of Foot

20 July 1814

Paulliac

Cork

?

Lt Col Charles Hill

Ireland

2/66th (Berkshire) Regiment of Foot

2 July 1814

Paulliac

Cork

?

Lt Col Charles Nicol

St Helena

68th (Durham LI) Regiment of Foot

July 1814

Pauillac

Cork

?

Col William Johnson

Ireland

1/71st (Highland LI) Regiment of Foot

15 July 1814

Pauillac

Cork

?

Lt Col George Thomas Napier

Netherlands

74th Regiment of Foot

4 July 1814

Pauillac

Cork

?

Col Robert Le Poer Trench

Ireland

1/92nd (Highland) Regiment of Foot (Gordon Highlanders)

17 July 1814

Pauillac

Cork

?

Lt Col John Cameron

Netherlands

1/95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot

13 July 1814

Pauillac

Portsmouth

?

Col Andrew Francis Barnard

Netherlands

2/95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot

13 July 1814

Pauillac

Portsmouth

?

Col Hamlet Wade

Netherlands

3/95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot

13 July 1814

Pauillac

Portsmouth

Lt Col* John Ross

Louisiana

1st KGL Light Battalion

13 July 1814

Pauillac

Portsmouth

?

Lt Col Ludwig Baron von dem Bussche

Netherlands

2nd KGL Light Battalion

13 July 1814

Pauillac

Portsmouth

?

Major Georg Baring

Netherlands

1st KGL Line Battalion

13 July 1814

Pauillac

Portsmouth

?

Lt Col Rudolf Bodecker

Netherlands

2nd KGL Line Battalion

13 July 1814

Pauillac

Portsmouth

?

Lt Col Adolf Baron von Beck

Netherlands

4th KGL Line Battalion

13 July 1814

Pauillac

Portsmouth

?

Lt Col Karl du Plat

Netherlands

5th KGL Line Battalion

13 July 1814

Pauillac

Portsmouth

?

Col Christian Baron Ompteda

Netherlands

Brunswick Oels Jagers

13 July 1814

Pauillac

Portsmouth

@400

Lt Col Ernst de Schrader

Netherlands

Chasseurs Britanniques

13 July 1814

Pauillac

Portsmouth

@180

Captain Nicolas Philibert de Brem

(Disbanded)

These boys went home (or elsewhere) in August...

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

2/47th (Lancashire) Regiment of Foot

24 August 1814

Passages

Cork

?

Major Richard Chetham

Home (Disbanded)

2/84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment of Foot

27 August 1814

Passages

Cork

?

Lt Col** Jacob Tonson

Home (Disbanded)

Lucky last to go was...

Unit

Embarked

Port

To

Strength

C.O.

Next posting

77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot

8 September 1814

Passages

Cork

?

Lt Col John Bromhead

Ireland


And last, but by no means least:

....The Long Timers

The following units served in the Peninsula ‘for the duration’. In the case of those who arrived in August 1808 – 68 months!

Unit

Disembarked

Embarked

Major Actions

1/3rd (East Kent) Regiment of Foot

August 1808

April 1814

Douro, Talavera, Albuera, Vittoria, Roncesvalles, Sorauren, Nivelle, St. Pierre, Orthez

1/40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot

August 1808

April 1814

Rolica, Vimiero, Talavera, Usagre, Albuera (1 company), Badajoz (assault), Salamanca, Vittoria, Roncesvalles, Sorauren, Nivelle, Orthez, Toulouse

1/45th (1st Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot

August 1808

April 1814

Rolica, Vimiero, Talavera, Usagre, Sabugal, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz (assault), Salamanca, Vittoria, Sorauren, Nivelle, Orthez, Toulouse

5/60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot

August 1808

April 1814

Rolica, Vimiero, Douro, Talavera, Usagre, Sabugal, Fuentes de Onoro, El Bodon, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz (assault), Almaraz, Salamanca, Burgos, Vittoria, Maya, Rolica, Sorauren, Bidassoa, Nivelle, Nive, St-Pierre, Orthez, Cadiz, Toulouse, Bayonne

1st KGL Line Battalion

August 1808

April 1814

Douro, Talavera, Usagre, Fuentes de Onoro, Salamanca, Burgos, Bidassoa, Nivelle,  Nive, Bayonne

2nd KGL Line Battalion

August 1808

April 1814

Douro, Talavera, Usagre, Fuentes de Onoro, Salamanca, Burgos, Bidassoa, Nivelle,  Nive, Bayonne

5th KGL Line Battalion

August 1808

April 1814

Douro, Talavera, Usagre, Fuentes de Onoro, Salamanca, Burgos, Bidassoa, Nivelle, Nive, Bayonne

Sources:

Oman, Charles. A History of the Peninsular War. London: Greenhill Books, 1996.

Cannon, Richard. Historical Record of various regiments (numerous volumes). London: Longman, Orme & Co., various years.

Fletcher, Ian. Wellington’s Regiments. Staplehurst: Spellmount, 1994.

Fortescue, John. A History of the British Army. London: MacMillan and Co., 1920.

London Gazette. September 2009 to February 2010.

McKenna, Michael G. The British Army – And Its Regiments and Battalions. West Chester, Ohio: The Nafziger Collection. 2004.

Philippart, John. The Royal Military Calendar, or Army Service and Commission Book. London: A.J. Valpy, 1820.

The Napoleon Series – Peninsula Roll Call. February 2010. http://www.napoleon-series.org/.

War Office. Army Lists 1796 to 1815. London: various years.

Wikipedia. February 2010. Various pages.

 

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