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King George’s Martinien: Losses and Senior Officer Casualties in the British Army 1793 to 1815 -- Netherlands – 1798 to 1799

By Steve Brown

OSTEND RAID – 20 May 1798

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing*

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded & Missing

Staff

-

-

1

-

-/-

-/-

 

Maj Gen Eyre Coote (POW)

Royal Artillery

-

6

1

5

-/7

20/70

   

Royal Engineers

-

2

-

5

-/1

-/-

   

17th Light Dragoons

-

-

-

1

-/-

-/9

   

1st Foot Guards

-

-

-

1

-/7*

-/287#

   

Coldstream Foot Guards

-

4

-

-

-/-

2/-

   

3rd Foot Guards

-

6

3

8

-/-

25/-

Lt Col Hugh Campbell

 

11th Foot

1

10

-

30

-/23

-/457

Lt Col Patrick Hely

 

23rd Foot

-

4

-

11

-/11

-/172

   

44th Foot

-

-

1

-

-/1

-/-

 

Maj Rufane Donkin

49th Foot

-

-

-

1

-/4

-/85

   

Total

1

32

6

62

-/54

47/1080

   

* Totals for missing indicate missing/POWs.

# Combined Total for all three Guards regiments (breakdown not known)

LANDING AT HELDER (GROËT-KEETEN) – 27 August 1799

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Staff

-

-

3

-

-

-

 

Lt Gen James Pulteney (2IC), Col John Hope (DAG), Lt Col George Murray (AQMG)

Royal Artillery

-

5*

-

-

-

-

   

Royal Engineers

1

-

2

-

-

-

Bt Lt Col Lewis Hay

 

Guards Grenadier Battalion

-

3

1

50

-

1

Lt Col Alexander Smollett (1FG)

 

1/Coldstream Foot Guards

-

-

-

7

-

1

   

2nd Foot

-

2

1

22

-

1

   

23rd Foot

-

18

3

72

-

-

   

27th Foot

1

7

1

44

-

7

 

Lt Col Samuel Graham

29th Foot

-

3

2

34

-

-

   

55th Foot

-

13

3

66

-

-

 

Col Donald McDonald

69th Foot

-

-

-

14

-

-

   

85th Foot

-

8

4

29

-

16

 

Maj Robert Ottley

92nd Foot

-

14*

-

-

-

-

   

Total

2

73

20

338

-

26

   

* Drowned during the landing.

ZYPER-SLUIS – 10 September 1799

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Staff

-

-

1

-

-

-

 

Maj Gen John Moore

Royal Artillery

-

3

-

7

-

-

   

Guards Grenadier Battalion

-

6

1

14

-

-

   

3/1st Foot Guards

-

-

-

5

-

-

   

1/Coldstream Foot Guards

-

1

-

8

-

-

   

1/3rd Foot Guards

-

2

1

3

-

-

   

2/1st Foot

-

-

1

3

-

-

   

1/17th Foot

-

2

-

-

-

-

   

2/17th Foot

-

2

-

18

-

-

   

1/20th Foot

-

14

6

25

-

14

 

Lt Col George Smith, Maj Robert Ross

2/20th Foot

-

4

1

35

-

5

   

1/46th Foot

-

1

-

10

-

-

   

85th Foot

-

1

-

3

-

-

   

92nd Foot

-

1

1

3

-

-

   

Total

-

37

12

134

-

19

   

BERGEN (SCHOORL-OUDSKARPEL) – 19 September 1799

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Staff

               

Royal Artillery

-

12

2

18

-

16

   

11th Light Dragoons

-

-

-

1

-

-

   

Guards Grenadier Battalion

2

11

2

46

-

27

Lt Col Roger Morris (CG)

Lt Col William Wynyard (CG)

3/1st Foot Guards

-

2

5

44

-

43

   

1/Coldstream Foot Guards

-

10

1

22

-

14

 

Lt Col Francis Cunynghame

1/3rd Foot Guards

-

1

-

19

-

-

 

Lt Col George Cooke, Lt Col Charles Dawkins (POW)

1/5th Foot

-

5

2

4

-

4

 

Lt Col Charles Stephenson

1/9th Foot

2

-

3

-

-

214

   

2/9th Foot

1

17

2

50

-

98

 

Lt Col John Crewe

1/17th Foot

-

6

6

36

-

3

 

Maj William Grey, Maj Peter Cockburne

2/17th Foot

-

2

2

19

-

-

 

Maj Robert Wood

27th Foot

-

-

-

1

-

-

   

1/34th Foot

-

-

-

7

-

3

   

1/35th Foot

-

90*

7

40*

-

200*

 

Lt Col John Oswald, Maj Peter Petit (POW), Maj Adam Hay

2/35th Foot

-

-

-

-

-

-

   

1/40th Foot

1

16

6

49

1

12

 

Maj Edward Wingfield

2/40th Foot

-

10

4

43

-

11

   

56th Foot

-

30

3

33

-

61

   

Total

6

192

43

432

1

706

   

* Approximate figures only.

EGMONT-AAN-ZEE – 2 October 1799

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Staff

-

-

2

-

-

-

 

Maj Gen John Moore, Lt Col John Sontag, Maj Granby Calcraft (25LD)

Royal Artillery

-

9

1

65

-

-

   

7th Light Dragoons

-

2

-

11

-

-

   

11th Light Dragoons

-

1

-

4

-

-

   

15th Light Dragoons

-

2

1

9

-

-

 

Lt Col James Erskine

Guards Grenadier Battalion

-

1

-

19

-

-

   

3/1st Foot Guards

-

6

3

52

-

8

 

Lt Col Francis Colman

Line Grenadier Battalion

-

13

2

62

3

34

   

Line Light Battalion

-

4

2

59

-

5

   

2/1st Foot

-

7

7

65

-

10

   

2nd Foot

-

2

-

16

-

2

   

1/4th Foot

-

1

1

3

-

1

   

2/4th Foot

-

1

-

5

-

1

   

3/4th Foot

-

1

-

1

-

4

   

2/17th Foot

-

2

2

5

-

-

   

1/20th Foot

-

-

1

10

-

1

   

2/20th Foot

-

3

1

29

-

3

   

23rd Foot

-

7

2

53

-

7

   

25th Foot

2

34

8

63

-

13

 

Maj Samuel Hinde

27th Foot

-

4

4

41

-

1

   

29th Foot

-

8

4

31

-

11

   

31st Foot

-

2

1

6

-

5

   

1/40th Foot

-

-

-

3

-

-

   

2/40th Foot

-

-

-

1

-

-

   

49th Foot

2

31

5

53

1

25

 

Maj William Hutchinson

55th Foot

1

2

1

18

-

-

Maj William Lumsden

 

6/60th Foot

-

6

-

7

-

4

   

63rd Foot

-

1

3

36

-

2

   

79th Foot

1

13

4

58

-

2

 

Col Alan Cameron

85th Foot

1

6

4

67

-

9

 

Lt Col John Ross

92nd Foot

3

57

11

182

-

39

 

Col Marquis of Huntly

Total

10

226

70

1038

4

187

   

KASTRIKUM (BEVERSWYCK) – 6 October 1799

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded & Missing

Royal Artillery

-

1

-

1

-

-

   

11th Light Dragoons

-

8

-

18

-

-

   

Guards Grenadier Battalion

-

1

-

18

-

-

   

3/1st Foot Guards

-

3

2

28

1

21

 

Col Augustus Maitland, Lt Col Francis Lake (POW)

1/Coldstream Foot Guards

-

1

-

13

-

3

   

1/3rd Foot Guards

-

5

-

20

-

-

   

Line Grenadier Battalion

-

4

2

50

-

10

   

Line Light Battalion

-

5

3

37

-

9

   

2nd Foot

-

1

-

8

-

-

   

1/4th Foot

-

15

3

41

-

19

 

        Lt Col John Hodgson

2/4th Foot

1

2

6

36

16

177

Lt Col William Dickson

Lt Col Thomas Cholmondeley (POW), Maj William Pringle (POW)

3/4th Foot

-

2

2

35

2

146

 

Maj James Wynch

1/20th Foot

2

9

5

49

-

9

Lt Col Phillip Bainbrigge

Bt Maj Lindsay Campbell

2/20th Foot

-

7

4

67

-

32

   

23rd Foot

-

6

-

36

-

-

   

27th Foot

-

-

-

-

-

17

   

31st Foot

1

10

3

86

-

33

   

1/40th Foot

-

-

-

-

-

30

   

55th Foot

-

-

-

12

-

-

   

63rd Foot

-

10

5

144

-

45

   

85th Foot

-

-

-

-

-

25

   

Total

4

90

35

699

19

576

   

ALKMAAR – 6-10 October 1799

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

18th Light Dragoons

-

-

2

-

-

2

 

Lt Col Charles Stewart

2/1st Foot

-

-

-

-

1

9

   

25th Foot

-

-

-

-

-

14

   

79th Foot

-

-

-

-

-

10

   

92nd Foot

-

-

-

-

-

4

   

Total

-

-

2

-

1

39

   

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2010

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