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King George’s Martinien: Losses and Senior Officer Casualties in the British Army 1793 to 1815 -- South America - 1806 to 1807

By Steve Brown

POINTE DE QUILMES / CAPTURE OF BUENOS AIRES (Argentina) – 26 to 27 June 1806

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

1/71st Foot

-

-

1

6

-

-

   

Royal Marines

-

-

-

3

-

-

   

Total

-

-

1

9

-

-

   

BUENOS AIRES (LA RECONQUISTA) – 1 to 12 August 1806

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Royal Artillery

-

3

2

2

-

-

   

Royal Engineers

1

-

-

-

-

-

   

1/71st Foot

1

26

4

77

-

1

 

Lt Col Denis Pack

Royal Marines

-

7

1

5

-

8

   

Total

2

36

7

84

-

-

   

Although prisoner numbers are not shown, the entire force was taken POW.

MALDONADO (Uruguay) – 29 October 1806

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

1/38th Foot

-

2

-

4

-

-

   

Total

-

2

-

4

-

-

   

SAN CARLOS (Uruguay) – 7 November 1806

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

1/38th Foot

-

3?

-

7?

-

-

   

Total

-

3?

-

7?

-

-

   

MONTE VIDEO – 16 January to 3 February 1807

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Royal Artillery

-

1

1

4

-

-

   

17th Light Dragoons

-

-

-

4

-

-

   

20th Light Dragoons

-

1

-

3

-

-

   

21st Light Dragoons

-

-

-

4

-

-

   

Line Light Battalion

1

66

6

99

-

-

Lt Col Henry Brownrigg (11)

 

1/38th Foot

2

29

10

98

-

-

   

1/40th Foot

4

18

5

76

-

-

Maj John Dalrymple

Maj Donald Campbell

1/47th Foot

-

3

-

16

-

-

   

1/72nd Foot

-

-

1

-

-

-

   

1/83rd Foot

-

-

1

-

-

-

 

Maj William Trotter

1/87th Foot

3

60

3

80

-

-

   

1/95th Foot

1

15

3

45

-

-

   

2/95th Foot

*

*

*

*

-

-

   

Total

11

193

30

429

-

-

   

* Figures included in 1/95th Totals

ADVANCE TO BUENOS AIRES – 28 June to 4 July 1807

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Line Light Battalion

-

-

1

-

-

-

   

1/87th Foot

-

5

-

-

-

-

   

1/88th Foot

-

8

1

8

-

-

   

1/95th Foot

-

2

3

10

-

-

   

2/95th Foot

-

*

*

*

-

-

   

Total

-

15

5

18

-

-

   

* Figures included in 1/95th Totals

BUENOS AIRES – 5 July 1807

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Staff

-

-

1

-

-

-

 

Lt Col Denis Pack (71)

Royal Artillery

-

3

1

2

-

-

   

Royal Horse Artillery

-

3

-

8

-

3

   

6th Dragoon Guards

1

14

1

20

-

3

Lt Col Peter Kington

 

9th Light Dragoons

-

4

1

16

-

1

   

Line Light Battalion

2

27

9

62

-

62

Maj William Trotter (83)

Lt Col Henry Cadogan (18)

1/5th Foot

-

14

1

46

-

24

 

Maj Henry King

1/36th Foot

2

25

7

44

-

13

   

1/38th Foot

1

8

2

41

-

1

   

1/40th Foot

-

2

-

1

-

-

   

1/45th Foot

-

14

2

45

-

1

   

1/47th Foot

-

1

1

2

-

1

   

1/87th Foot

3

55

10

118

-

14

 

Maj Francis Miller

1/88th Foot

2

80

11

106

-

40

 

Maj William Iremonger

1/95th Foot

1

40

8

83

-

43

 

Maj Norman McLeod

2/95th Foot

*

*

*

*

-

*

 

Maj Robert Travers

Total

12

290

54

554

-

208

   

* Figures included in 1/95th Totals

Although prisoner numbers are not shown, the entire force was taken POW.

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2010

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