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King George’s Martinien: Losses and Senior Officer Casualties in the British Army 1793 to 1815 -- India - 1793 to 1803

By Steve Brown

CAPTURE OF PONDICHERRY – 10 to 22 February 1793

 

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Royal Artillery

-

12

2

17

-

-

 

 

Royal Engineers

1

5

4

18

-

-

Lt Col George Maule

 

36th Foot

-

5

-

9

-

-

 

 

52nd Foot

1

2

-

5

-

-

 

 

71st Foot

-

8

1

14

-

-

 

 

73rd Foot

3

7

-

13

-

-

 

 

Flank Companies

-

3

1

9

 

 

 

 

                 

Total

5

42

8

85

-

-

 

 

 

Pondicherry had been a French colonial enclave in southern India since 1742.

SEEDASEER – 6 March 1799

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Royal Artillery

-

6

1

18

-

-

   

75th Foot

-

3

-

9

-

-

   

77th Foot

-

2

-

6

-

-

   
                 

Total

-

11

1

33

-

-

   

MALAVELLY – 27 March 1799

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

19th Light Dragoons

-

-

-

8

-

-

   

25th Light Dragoons

-

-

-

2*

-

-

   

12th Foot

-

-

-

-

-

-

   

33rd Foot

-

-

-

4*

-

-

   

74th Foot

-

5

1

17

-

-

   

94th Foot

-

1

-

5

-

-

   
                 

Total

-

6

1

36

-

-

   

* Casualty returns do not differentiate between officers and other ranks. Figures given are therefore Totals.

SERINGAPATAM – 5 April to 4 May 1799

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Royal Artillery

2

35

2

85

-

-

   

19th Light Dragoons

2

17

6

49

-

-

   

22nd Light Dragoons

-

-

-

-

-

-

   

12th Foot

2

17

5

49

-

-

   

33rd Foot

-

6

-

28

-

-

   

73rd Foot

1

21

4

99

-

-

   

74th Foot

4

45

-

111

-

-

   

75th Foot

1

16

3

64

-

-

   

77th Foot

1

10

2

51

-

-

 

Lt Col James Dunlop

94th Foot

-

14

-

86

-

-

   
                 

Total

13

181

22

622

-

-

   

ARRAKHERA – 30 April 1800

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

73rd Foot

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

77th Foot

?

?

?

?

?

?

   
                 

Total

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

Total losses were 37K & 104W for both British and native troops.

BEDNORE-CONAGUL – 24 June to 16 September 1800

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

19th Light Dragoons

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

25th Light Dragoons

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

73rd Foot

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

77th Foot

?

?

?

?

?

?

   
                 

Total

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

Total losses are unknown.

PANJALAMOORCHY – 31 March to 23 May 1801

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

74th Foot

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

77th Foot

2

13

-

58

-

-

   
                 

Total

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

Total losses are unknown.

COLIARCOIL – 1 October 1801

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

77th Foot

?

?

?

?

?

?

   
                 

Total

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

Total losses are unknown.

TERNAKUL FORT – 14 to 20 December 1801

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

22nd Light Dragoons

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

73rd Foot

?

?

?

?

?

?

   
                 

Total

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

Total losses are unknown.

ARRAKHERA – 16 January 1802

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

19th Light Dragoons

-

-

-

2

-

-

   

77th Foot

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

Meurons Regiment

?

?

?

?

?

?

   
                 

Total

?

?

?

?

?

?

   

Total losses are unknown.

AHMEDNEGGUR – 11 August 1803

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

74th Foot

-

?

1

?

-

-

   

78th Foot

3

?

1

?

-

-

   
                 

Total

3

?

2

?

-

-

   

Total losses are unknown.

BARAOCH – 29 August 1803

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

61st Foot

-

1

-

1

-

-

   

86th Foot

1

7

4

14

-

-

   
                 

Total

1

8

4

15

-

-

   

ALLY GHUR – 3 September 1803

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Royal Artillery

-

2

1

7

-

-

   

27th Light Dragoons

-

-

-

6

-

-

   

76th Foot

6

19

4

62

-

-

   
                 

Total

6

21

4

75

-

-

   

DELHI – 11 September 1803

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Royal Artillery

-

4

1

27

-

-

   

27th Light Dragoons

1

11

1

18

-

-

   

76th Foot

-

33

1

97

-

-

   
                 

Total

1

48

3

142

-

-

   

ASSAYE – 23 September 1803

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Royal Artillery

4

22

4

31

-

-

   

19th Light Dragoons

2

15

4

36

-

-

Lt Col Patrick Maxwell

 

74th Foot

11

113

6

231

-

-

 

Maj Samuel Swinton

78th Foot

1

23

4

71

-

-

   
                 

Total

18

173

18

371

-

-

   

BARRABUTTI – 16 October 1803

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

22nd Foot

-

1

1

8

-

-

   
                 

Total

-

1

1

8

-

-

   

ARGAUM – 29 November 1803

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

19th Light Dragoons

-

-

-

6

-

-

   

74th Foot

-

4

1

48

-

-

   

78th Foot

-

9

-

38

-

-

   

94th Foot

-

2

3

33

-

2

   
                 

Total

-

15

4

125

-

2

   

LESWAREE – 1 November 1803

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Staff

3

-

3

-

-

-

Maj Gen Charles Ware, Maj William Campbell (DQMG)

Lt Col Gerard (AG), Maj George Lake

8th Light Dragoons

2

16

2

34

-

-

Col Thomas Vandaleur

 

27th Light Dragoons

-

5

4

39

-

-

   

29th Light Dragoons*

1

18

3

40

-

-

Maj Watkin Griffith

 

76th Foot

2

41

4

165

-

-

   
                 

Total

8

80

16

279

-

-

   

* Battle Honour awarded to successor regiment 25th Light Dragoons

GAWILGHUR – 6 to 15 December 1803

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

74th Foot

-

-

-

1

-

-

   

78th Foot

-

-

-

1

-

-

   

94th Foot

-

3

-

53

-

-

   
                 

Total

-

3

-

55

-

-

   

DEIG – 13 November 1804

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Staff

-

-

1

-

-

-

 

Maj Gen John Fraser

Royal Artillery

-

16

-

47

-

-

   

8th Light Dragoons

-

2

-

12

-

-

   

22nd Foot

-

2

4

13

-

-

   

76th Foot

1

36

5

137

-

11

   
                 

Total

1

56

10

209

-

11

   

FARAKHABAD – 14 November 1804

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

8th Light Dragoons

-

2

-

13

-

-

   

27th Light Dragoons

-

-

-

1

-

-

   

29th Light Dragoons

-

-

-

-

-

-

   
                 

Total

-

2

-

14

-

-

   

BHURTPORE – 9 January 1805

Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

22nd Foot

-

5

2

54

-

4

   

75th Foot

1

16

7

75

1

-

Lt Col James Maitland

Maj Archibald Campbell

76th Foot

1

5

2

21

1

-

   
                 

Total

2

26

11

150

2

4

   

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2010

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