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Albuera 1811 – The Electronic Archives: Details of British and Portuguese Casualties at Albuera

Edited by Guy Dempsey

Source:   "Casualty Return attached to Wellington’s Letter dated May 22, 1811".  London Gazette Extraordinary of June 3d, 1811

Return of killed, wounded, and missing, of the corps of the army under the command of Lieutenant-General Viscount Wellington, K.B. under the immediate orders of Marshal Sir William Carr Beresford, K. B. in the battle with the French army commanded by Marshal Soult, at Albuera, on the 16th of May, 1811.

General Staff -- l killed; 7 wounded.

Royal British Artillery -- 3 rank and file, 9 horses killed; l captain, 10 rank and file, 10 horses wounded; 1 rank and file, 1 horse missing.

Royal German Artillery -- 84 horses killed; 1 lieutenant, 16 rank and file, wounded; 1 trumpeter, 29 rank and file, 10 horses missing.

3d Dragoon Guards -- 1 lieutenant, 9 rank and file, 9 horses, killed; 9 rank and file, 6 horses wounded; I rank and file, 4 horses missing.

4th Dragoons -- I serjeant, 2 rank and file, 11 horses, killed; 1 captain, 1 lieutenant, 1 staff, 1 serjeant, 1 trumpeter, 15 rank and file, 10 horses, wounded; 2 captains, 2 rank and file, 2 horses missing.

13th Light Dragoons -- 1 horse killed; 1 rank and tile wounded.

1st Battalion, 3d Foot, or Buffs -- 1 captain, 1 lieutenant, 2 ensigns, 4 serjeants, 208 rank and file, killed; 4 captains, 9 lieutenants, 1 ensign, 11 serjeants, l drummer, 222 rank and file, wounded; 2 lieutenants, 15 serjeants, I drummer, 161 rank and file missing.

1st Battalion, 7th Royal Fusileers -- 2 serjeants, 63 rank and file, killed; 1 lieutenant-colonel, 3 captains, 11 lieutenants, 14 serjeants, 263 rank and
file, wounded

2d Battalion, 7th Ditto -- 1 captain, 1 lieutenant, 1 serjeant,46 rank and file, killed; 1 major, 3 captains, 9 lieutenants, 1 staff, 16 serjeants, l drummer, 269 rank and nie, wounded.

1st Battalion, 23d Royal Welsh Fusileers, 1 captain, l ensign, 1 serjeant, 73 rank and file killed; 1lieutenant-colonel, 2 captains, 4 lieutenants, 3 ensigns, 1 staff, 12 serjeants, 1 drummer, 232 rank and file, wounded; 1 serjeant, 5 rank and file missing.

3d Battalion, 27th Foot -- 3 rank and file, killed; 5 rank and file wounded.

2d Battalion, 28th Foot -- 1 drummer, 26 rank and file, killed; 2 captains, 3 lieutenants, 1 ensign, 8 Serjeants, 123 rank and file, wounded.

29th Foot -- 1 captain, I lieutenant, 3 ensigns, 2 Serjeants, 73 rank and file, killed; 1 lieutenant-colonel, 1 major, 3 captains, 4 lieutenants, 3 ensigns, 1 staff, I2
serjeants, 220 rank and file, wounded; 11 rank and file, missing.

2d Battalion, 31st Foot – 2 serjeants, l drummer, 26 rank and file, killed; 2 captains, 2 lieutenants, 2 ensigns, 4 serjeants, 115 rank and file, wounded.

2d Battalion, 34th Foot -- 1 captain, l lieutenant, 1 ensign, 3 serjeants, 27 rank and file, killed; 2 captains, 2 lieutenants, 6 serjeants, 85 rank and file wounded.

2d  Battalion, 39th Foot – 1 lieutenant, 14 rank and file, killed; 1 captain, 2 lieutenants, 1 ensign, 4 serjeants, 72 rank and file, wounded ; 2 rank and file, missing.

1st Battalion, 40th Foot -- 3 rank and file killed; 8 rank and file, wounded.

1st Battalion, 48th Foot -- 1 lieutenant-colonel, 2 lieutenants, 6 Serjeants, 58 rank and file, killed; 5 captains, 7 lieutenants, 1 ensign, 1 staff, 9 serjeants, l drummer, 183 rank and file, wounded ; 6 rank and file, missing.

2d Battalion, 48th Foot --  3 lieutenants, 1 ensign, 4 serjeants, 40 rank and file, killed; 4 captains, 4 lieutenants, 2 ensigns, 3 sergeants, 1 drummer, 82 rank and tile wounded; 1 major, 2 captains, 5 lieutenants, 1 ensign, 8 serjeants, 7 drummers, 175 rank and file, missing.

1st Battalion, 57th  Foot --  1 major, 1 captain, 3 Serjeants, 1 drummer, 83 rank and file, killed; 1 lieutenant-colonel, 1 major, 6 captains, 11 lieutenants, 2 ensigns, 11 serjeants, 3 drummers, 304 rank and file, wounded.

5th Battalion, 60th Foot -- 1 serjeant, 1 rank and file, killed: 1 lieutenant, 2 Serjeants, 16 rank and file, wounded.

2d Battalion, 60th Foot -- 1 captain, 1 lieutenant, 1 ensign, 1 serjeant, l drummer, 50 rank and file, killed; 1 captain, 8 lieutenants, 3 ensigns, 13 serjeants, 91 rank and tile, wounded; 4 serjeants, 1 drummer, 96 rank and file, missing.

97th Foot -- 1 rank and file wounded.

1st Light Battalion, King's German Legion -- 4 rank and file, killed; 1 major, 1 captain, 1 lieutenant, 1 ensign, 1 staff, 3 serjeants, 55 rank and file, wounded; 2
rank and file, missing.

2d Light Battalion, King's German Legion -- l Lieutenant, 3 rank and file, killed; 1 captain, 3 serjeants, 28 rank and file, wounded; 1 rank and file, missing.

Total British loss—l general staff, 1 lieutenant-colonel, 1 major, 7 captains, 13 lieutenants, 9 ensigns, 31 serjeants, 4 drummers, 815 rank and file, 54 horses, killed; 7 general staff, 4 lieutenant-colonels, 4 majors, 43 captains, 81lieutenants, 2O ensigns, 6 staff, 132 serjeants, 9 drummers, 2426 rank and file, 26 horses,
wounded; 1 major, 4 captains, 8 lieutenants, 1 ensign, 28 Serjeants, 10 drummers, 492 rank and file, 17 horses, missing.

Total Portuguese loss—1 general staff, I staff, 2 serjeants, 98 rank and file, 9 horses, killed; 1 general staff, 1 lieutenant colonel, 1 major, 5 captains, 5 lieutenants, 2 ensigns, I staff, 14 Serjeants, 1 drummer, 230 rank and file, 9 horses, wounded; 1 drummer, 25 rank and file, missing.

General total—2 general stati, 1 lieutenant-colonel, 1 major, 7 captains, 13 lieutenants, 9 ensigns, 1 staff, 33 serjeants, 4 drummers, 913 rank and file, 63 horses, killed; 8 general staff, 5 lieutenant-colonels, 5 majors, 48 captains, 86 lieutenants, 22 ensigns, 7 staff, 146 serjeants, 10 drummers, 2656 rank and file, 35 horses, wounded; 1 major, 4 captains, 1 lieutenants, 1 ensign, 28 serjeants, 11 drummers, 517 rank and file, 17 horses, missing.

(Signed) CHARLES STEWART, Major-General and Adjutant-General.

 

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