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King George’s Martinien: Losses and Senior Officer Casualties in the British Army 1793 to 1815 -- Iberian Peninsula - 1809

By Steve Brown

CACABELLOS (PRIEROS) – 3 January 1809

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Royal Horse Artillery

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

15th Hussars

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

20th Foot

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

1/28th Foot

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

1/52nd Foot

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

1/91st Foot

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

1/95th Foot

?

?

?

?

-

48

   

Total

-

-

-

60*

-

48

   

* Total casualties were 60 K&W, plus some POWs.

LUGO – 7 January 1809

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

51st Foot

-

2

1

11

-

-

   

2/59th Foot

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

76th Foot

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

Total

-

-

-

50*

-

-

   

* Total losses only, losses by type or unit not known.

CORUNNA – 16 January 1809

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Staff

1

-

1

-

-

-

Lt Gen John Moore

Lt Gen David Baird

Royal Artillery

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

Royal Engineers

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

7th Hussars

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

10th Hussars

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

15th Hussars

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

18th Light Dragoons

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

3rd Light Dragoons KGL

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

1/1st Foot Guards

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

2/1st Foot Guards

-

13

-

40

-

-

 

Lt Col Matthew Griffith

3/1st Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

2nd Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

1/4th Foot

1

*

3

*

*

*

 

Lt Col James Wynch

1/5th Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

1/6th Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

1/9th Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

2/14th Foot

-

10

-

30

-

-

   

20th Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

2/23rd Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

1/26th Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

 

Lt Col William Maxwell

1/28th Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

1/32nd Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

1/36th Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

1/38th Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

1/42nd Foot

-

39

6

105

-

-

   

2/43rd Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

1/50th Foot

2

20

3

60

-

-

   

51st Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

1/52nd Foot

-

5

2

33

-

-

   

2/59th Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

 

Lt Col Charles Fane

1/71st Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

76th Foot

-

1

-

6

-

-

   

1/79th Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

1/81st Foot

3

27

8

112

-

-

 

Maj Henry Milling, Maj William Williams

1/82nd Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

1/91st Foot

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

1/92nd Foot

1

3

1

15

-

-

   

1/95th Foot

-

12

-

33

-

-

   

Total

8+?

130+?

24+?

434+?

?

?

   

All losses are approximate only. The combined losses of those units shown with an asterisk (*) are likely to be around 200 men.

ALBERGARIA NOVA – 10 May 1809

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

16th Light Dragoons

-

-

1

2

-

1

 

Maj Lincoln Stanhope

Total

-

-

1

2

-

1

   

HEIGHTS OF GRIJON – 11 May 1809

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

16th Light Dragoons

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

1st Battalion Detachments

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

1st Light Battalion KGL

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

2nd Light Battalion KGL

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

1st Line Battalion KGL

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

2nd Line Battalion KGL

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

Total

2*

19*

6*

63*

-

16*

   

* Total losses only, losses by rank and unit not known.

PASSAGE OF THE DOURO (OPORTO) – 12 May 1809

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Royal Artillery

-

-

-

-

-

-

   

14th Light Dragoons

-

13

4

19

-

-

 

Maj Felton Hervey

16th Light Dragoons

-

-

3

?

-

-

   

20th Light Dragoons

-

-

1

-

-

-

   

1/Coldstream Guards

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

1/3rd Foot Guards

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

1/3rd Foot

-

-

1

-

-

-

   

29th Foot

-

2

-

7

-

-

   

1/38th Foot

-

-

1

?

-

-

   

2/48th Foot

-

-

1

?

-

-

 

Maj James Erskine

1/52nd Foot

-

-

1

?

-

-

   

2/66th Foot

-

9

3

26

-

-

 

Maj James Murray

83rd Foot

-

-

-

14

-

-

   

Total

-

42*

*

146*

-

2*

   

* Total losses only, losses by rank and unit not known.

TALAVERA - FIRST DAY – 27 July 1809

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Staff

1

-

-

-

-

-

   

Royal Artillery

-

-

-

2

-

-

   

Royal Engineers

-

-

1

-

-

-

   

14th Light Dragoons

-

-

-

1

-

-

   

1st Light Dragoons KGL

-

2

1

1

-

1

   

1/Coldstream Guards

1

-

-

2

-

-

Lt Col John Ross

 

2/24th Foot

-

1

-

7

-

5

   

29th Foot

-

10

1

42

-

1

   

2/31st Foot

1

23

5

88

-

2

   

1/45th Foot

-

4

1

13

-

7

   

1/48th Foot

-

-

-

8

-

-

   

2/48th Foot

-

-

-

3

-

-

   

5/60th Foot

-

3

1

4

-

19

   

1/61st Foot

-

3

1

3

-

-

 

Maj James Coghlan (POW)

2/87th Foot

1

26

10

127

-

34

   

1/88th Foot

2

7

-

25

-

30

   

1st Battalion Detachments

1

14

-

40

3

13

   

1st Light Battalion KGL

-

4

2

25

-

5

   

2nd Light Battalion KGL

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

1st Line Battalion KGL

-

2

-

7

-

-

   

2nd Line Battalion KGL

-

-

-

3

-

-

   

5th Line Battalion KGL

-

6

-

34

-

11

   

7th Line Battalion KGL

-

19

-

50

-

77

   

Total

7

124

23

485

3

205

   

* Losses included in 1st Light Battalion KGL Totals.

TALAVERA - SECOND DAY – 28 July 1809

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Staff

4

-

9

-

-

-

Maj Gen John McKenzie, Brig Gen Ernst von Langwerth

Maj Gen Rowland Hill, Brig Gen Alexander Campbell, Brig Gen Henry Campbell

Royal Staff Corps

-

-

2

-

-

-

 

Lt Col William Sheridan

Royal Artillery

1

7

3

21

-

-

   

Kings German Artillery

-

3

-

30

-

1

   

Royal Engineers

-

-

1

-

-

-

   

3rd Dragoon Guards

-

-

1

1

-

1

   

4th Dragoons

-

3

-

9

-

-

   

14th Light Dragoons

-

3

6

6

-

-

 

Col Samuel Hawker

16th Light Dragoons

-

6

1

5

-

2

   

23rd Light Dragoons

2

47

4

46

3

105

   

1st Light Dragoons KGL

-

1

2

32

-

2

   

1/Coldstream Guards

1

33

8

251

-

-

 

Lt Col Thomas Stibbert

1/3rd Foot Guards

4

50

6

261

-

1

 

Lt Col Thomas Gordon, Bt Maj Thomas Fotheringham

1/3rd Foot

-

26

2

107

-

7

 

Bt Lt Col Archibald Drummond

2/7th Foot

1

6

2

55

-

1

   

2/24th Foot

-

44

9

269

-

21

 

Lt Col George Drummond, Maj Samuel Popham

29th Foot

-

26

6

98

-

2

   

2/31st Foot

-

21

3

102

-

5

   

1/40th Foot

-

7

1

49

-

1

   

1/45th Foot

-

9

2

134

1

12

 

Maj William Gwyn

1/48th Foot

-

22

10

135

-

1

 

Col Charles Donellan, Bt Maj Molyneux Marston

2/48th Foot

-

12

2

53

1

-

   

2/53rd Foot

-

6

2

30

-

1

 

Maj Nigel Kingscote

5/60th Foot

-

7

6

25

-

12

   

1/61st Foot

3

43

9

194

-

16

Maj Henry Orpen

 

2/66th Foot

-

16

11

88

-

11

   

2/83rd Foot

4

38

10

203

-

28

   

2/87th Foot

-

9

3

43

-

5

 

Maj Hugh Gough

1/88th Foot

1

12

3

69

-

-

   

97th Foot

-

6

-

25

1

21

   

1st Battalion Detachments

-

26

9

166

-

2

 

Maj David Ross (38)

1st Light Battalion KGL

-

6

-

3

-

-

   

2nd Light Battalion KGL

*

*

*

*

*

*

   

1st Line Battalion KGL

2

37

10

241

-

1

 

Maj Rudolphus Bodecker

2nd Line Battalion KGL

-

61

14

284

-

24

 

Maj Karl de Belleville

5th Line Battalion KGL

3

27

6

118

-

101

   

7th Line Battalion KGL

-

17

4

35

-

54

 

Maj Augustus von Berger

Total

26

644

167

3239

6

439

   

* Losses included in 1st Light Battalion KGL Totals.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2010

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