Military Subjects: Organization, Strategy & Tactics

King George’s Martinien: Losses and Senior Officer Casualties in the British Army 1793 to 1815 -- West Indies – 1793 to 1794

By Steve Brown

1 February 1793: Britain declares war on France.

FORT CASTRIES (Tobago) – 15 April 1793

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

9th Foot

-

-

1

4

-

-

   

4/60th Foot

-

3

1

18

-

-

   
                 

Total

-

3

2*

22

-

-

   

The first action against the French.

* Lieutenants Henry Stopford (9th Foot) and Edward Gayer (67th Foot, but attached to 4/60th) thus unofficially the first officer casualties of the war.

CAP TIBURON (San Domingo) – 3 February 1794

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

13th Foot

-

2

3

2

-

-

   

20th Foot

-

-

-

5

-

-

   

49th Foot

-

1

-

1

-

-

   
                 

Total

-

3

3

8

-

-

   

CAPTURE OF MARTINIQUE – 6 February to 15 March 1794

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Royal Artillery

-

10

3

18

-

-

   

Royal Engineers

-

1

-

3

-

-

   

Light Dragoons (7,11,15,16)

-

-

-

1

-

-

   

1st Grenadier Battalion (6,8,12,17,22,23,31,41,56 Foot)

-

5

1

12

-

2

   

2nd Grenadier Battalion

(9,33,34,38,40,44,55,66 Foot)

1

9

2

23

-

-

   

3rd Grenadier Battalion

(15,21,39,43,56,60,64,70 Foot)

-

17

2

38

-

-

   

1st Light Battalion

(6,8,12,17,22,23,31,68 Foot)

-

5

2

17

-

-

   

2nd Light Battalion

(15,31,34,35,38,40,41,44,55 Foot)

-

8

-

24

-

-

   

3rd Light Battalion

(21,39,43,56,58,60,64,65 Foot)

-

7

-

21

-

-

   

6th Foot

-

1

-

2

-

-

   

9th Foot

1

-

-

1

-

-

Col Campbell

 

15th Foot

-

3

-

4

-

-

   

39th Foot

-

1

-

4

-

-

   

43rd Foot

-

-

-

3

-

1

   

56th Foot

-

-

-

-

-

-

   

58th Foot

-

-

-

-

-

-

   

63rd Foot

-

-

-

-

-

-

   

64th Foot

-

-

-

-

-

-

   

65th Foot

-

2

-

11

-

-

   

70th Foot

-

-

-

2

-

-

   
                 

Total

2

69

10

183

-

3

   

FORT L’ACUL (San Domingo) – 20 February 1794

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Royal Engineers

-

-

1

-

-

-

   

1/1st Foot

1

-

1

3

-

-

   

13th Foot

-

1

-

3

-

-

   

20th Foot

-

-

1

10

-

-

   

49th Foot

-

-

1

2

-

-

   

62nd Foot

-

-

1

-

-

-

   
                 

Total

1

1

5

18

-

-

   

FORT ROYAL (Martinique) – 16 to 21 March 1794

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Royal Artillery

-

3

-

3

-

-

   

1st Grenadier Battalion (6,8,12,17,22,23,31,41,56 Foot)

-

-

-

2

-

-

   

1st Light Battalion

(6,8,12,17,22,23,31,68 Foot)

-

-

-

1

-

-

   

15th Foot

-

-

-

5

-

-

   
                 

Total

-

3

-

11

-

-

   

FORT FLEUR D’EPÉE (Guadeloupe) – 12 April 1794

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

1st Grenadier Battalion (6,8,12,17,22,23,31,41,56 Foot)

-

1

-

1

-

-

   

1st Light Battalion

(6,8,12,17,22,23,31,68 Foot)

-

2

2

15

-

2

   

3rd Light Battalion

(21,39,43,56,58,60,64,65 Foot)

-

12

3

21

-

-

   

43rd Foot

-

-

-

3

-

-

   
                 

Total

-

14

5

40

-

2

   

BASSE-TERRE (Guadeloupe) – 21 April 1794

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

1st Grenadier Battalion (6,8,12,17,22,23,31,41,56 Foot)

-

-

-

-

-

3

   

1st Light Battalion

(6,8,12,17,22,23,31,68 Foot)

-

2

-

2

-

-

   

2nd Light Battalion

(15,31,34,35,38,40,41,44,55 Foot)

-

-

-

1

-

-

   

3rd Light Battalion

(21,39,43,56,58,60,64,65 Foot)

-

-

-

1

-

2

   
                 

Total

-

2

-

4

-

5

   

FORT BIZOTTON (San Domingo) – 4 June 1794

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

22nd Foot

1

2

-

1

-

-

   

41st Foot

-

4

1

-

-

-

   
                 

Total

1

6

1

1

-

-

   

GRANDE-TERRE (Guadeloupe) – 10 June to 3 July 1794 (including POINTE ST. JEAN 13 June and FLEUR D’EPÉE 25 June)

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Staff

-

-

1

-

-

-

 

Brig Gen Richard Symes

Royal Artillery

-

3

-

10

-

-

   

1st Grenadier Battalion (6,8,12,17,22,23,31,41,56 Foot)

1

36

5

96

-

23

   

2nd Grenadier Battalion

(9,33,34,38,40,44,55,66 Foot)

-

4

1

16

-

1

   

1st Light Battalion

(6,8,12,17,22,23,31,68 Foot)

4

23

3

103

-

28

Lt Col William Gomm (55)

 

2nd Light Battalion

(15,31,34,35,38,40,41,44,55 Foot)

6

34

2

94

-

4

 

Maj Ross (31)

65th Foot

1

-

-

-

-

-

   
                 

Total

12

100

12

319

-

56

   

CAPITULATION OF BERVILLE (Martinique) – 27 September to 6 October 1794

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

1st Grenadier Battalion (6,8,12,17,22,23,31,41,56 Foot)

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

1st Light Battalion

(6,8,12,17,22,23,31,68 Foot)

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

39th Foot

?

?

?

?

?

?

Maj Forbes

 

43rd Foot

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

56th Foot

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

65th Foot

?

?

?

?

?

?

   
                 

Total

2

25

5

51

-

-

   

On 6th October the garrison surrendered, only 125 men – the remnant of 23 companies. The rest were in hospital or dead from fever.

FORT MATILDA (Guadeloupe) – 14 October to 10 December 1794

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Royal Artillery

-

3

-

25

-

-

   

15th Foot

-

-

-

2

-

-

   

21st Foot

-

-

-

3

-

-

   

35th Foot

-

2

-

1

-

-

   

39th Foot

-

2

-

1

-

-

   

56th Foot

-

-

-

8

-

-

   

4/60th Foot

-

1

-

11

-

-

   

Marines

-

1

-

2

-

-

   
                 

Total

-

9

-

53

-

-

   

FORT BIZOTTON (San Domingo) – 5 December 1794

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Flank Battalion

-

1

2

5

-

-

   

1/1st Foot

-

-

1

-

-

-

   

23rd Foot

-

1

-

2

-

-

   

41st Foot

-

1

-

2

-

-

   
                 

Total

-

3

3

9

-

-

   

 

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2010

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