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King George’s Martinien: Losses and Senior Officer Casualties in the British Army 1793 to 1815 --The Waterloo Campaign - 1815

By Steve Brown

QUATRE BRAS – 16th June 1815

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Staff

2

-

5

-

-

-

 

Bt Maj John Jessup (44th, AQMG)

Royal Artillery

-

9

2

17

-

-

   

2/1st Foot Guards

2

23

4

256

-

-

 

Col Henry Askew

3/1st Foot Guards

1

20

6

235

-

-

Lt Col William Miller

Col William Stewart, Lt Col Horace Townsend

2/Coldstream Foot Guards

-

-

-

-

-

-

   

2/3rd Foot Guards

-

-

-

7

-

-

   

3/1st Foot

6

20

12

180

-

-

 

Bt Maj Lawrence Arguimbeau, Bt Maj Hugh Massey

1/28th Foot

-

11

4

60

-

-

 

Bt Maj William Irving

1/32nd Foot

3

21

19

153

-

-

   

2/30th Foot

-

5

2

28

-

5

 

Lt Col Alexander Hamilton

33rd Foot

3

16

7

67

-

9

 

Maj Edward Parkinson

1/42nd Foot

3

42

15

228

-

-

Lt Col Robert Macara

Bt Lt Col Robert Dick

2/44th Foot

2

10

15

94

-

17

 

Lt Col John Hamerton

2/69th Foot

1

37

4

110

-

-

 

Bt Maj Henry Lindsay

2/73rd Foot

-

4

4

44

-

-

   

1/79th Foot

1

28

16

258

1

-

 

Lt Col Neil Douglas, Bt Lt Col Andrew Brown, Bt Lt Col Duncan Cameron

1/92nd Foot

4

35

21

226

-

-

Col John Cameron

Bt Lt Col James Mitchell

1/95th Foot

1

8

4

51

-

-

Bt Maj Charles Smyth

 

Total

29

289

140

2014

1

31

   

RETREAT FROM QUATRE BRAS – 17th June 1815

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Staff

-

-

-

-

1

-

   

Royal Horse Guards

-

3

-

5

-

-

   

1st Life Guards

-

8

1

9

-

-

   

1st Dragoons

-

1

-

-

-

-

   

7th Hussars

1

6

1

21

2

15

 

Maj Edward Hodge

11th Light Dragoons

-

-

1

-

-

2

   

13th Light Dragoons

-

-

-

-

-

1

   

18th Hussars

-

1

-

1

-

-

   

23rd Light Dragoons

-

1

-

3

-

2

   

2nd Light Dragoons KGL

-

1

-

2

-

1

   

1st Hussars KGL

-

-

-

-

-

3

   

2/30th Foot

-

1

-

2

-

8

   

33rd Foot

-

-

-

3

-

1

   

2/69th Foot

-

-

-

3

-

-

   

2/73rd Foot

1

3

-

-

-

-

   

Total

2

25

3

49

3

33

   

WATERLOO (MONT ST. JEAN) – 18th June 1815

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded & Missing

Staff

10#

-

40#

-

2

-

Lt Gen Thomas Picton, Maj Gen William Ponsonby, Col William Delancey (AQMG), Col Karl Ompteda, Col Karl Du Plat, Lt Col Alexander Gordon (3FG), Lt Col Edward Currie (90th, AAG)

HRH Prince of Orange, Lt Gen Earl Uxbridge, Lt Gen Karl Alten, Maj Gen George Cooke, Maj Gen Edward Barnes, Maj Gen Frederick Adam, Maj Gen James Kempt, Maj Gen Charles Halkett, Maj Gen William Dornberg, Maj Gen Denis Pack, Col John Elley (RHG, DAG), Lt Col Henry Bradford (1FG, AQMG), Lt Col Alexander Abercrombie (Coldstreams, AQMG), Lt Col John Waters (AAG), Lt Col Henry Berkeley (35th, AAG), Maj George Dawson (AQMG), Maj Charles Beckwith (AQMG), Maj Andrew Hamilton (4WIR), Maj Edmund l’Estrange (71), Bt Maj Thomas Hunter-Blair (91), Maj William Thornhill (7H)

Royal Staff Corps

-

-

2

-

-

-

   

Royal Horse Artillery

3

32

14

115

-

7

 

Maj William Lloyd, Bt Maj John Parker, Bt Maj Robert Bull

Royal Artillery

1

19

7

65

-

2

   

Kings German Artillery

1

11

6

48

-

1

   

Royal Engineers

-

-

1

-

-

-

   

1st Life Guards

2

16

3

40

-

4

Bt Lt Col Samuel Ferrior

 

2nd Life Guards

1

16

1

40

-

97

Lt Col Richard Fitzgerald

 

Royal Horse Guards

1

16

4

56

1

20

Maj Robert Pack

Lt Col Robert Hill, Lt Col Clement Hill

1st Dragoon Guards

3

40

4

100

4

124

 

Col William Fuller (M)

1st Dragoons

4

85

9

86

1

9

Bt Maj John Bringhurst

Bt Maj Charles Radcliffe

2nd Dragoons

6

96

8

89

-

-

Lt Col James Hamilton, Bt Maj Thomas Reignolds

Bt Lt Col Isaac Clarke, Bt Lt Col Thomas Hankin, Bt Maj James Poole

6th Dragoons

1

72

5

111

1

27

 

Lt Col James Muter, Bt Lt Col Fiennes Miller

7th Hussars

-

56

6

93

-

-

   

10th Hussars

2

20

6

40

-

26

Maj Frederick Howard

Lt Col George Quentin

11th Light Dragoons

1

11

4

24

-

23

   

12th Light Dragoons

2

45

3

61

-

-

 

Col Frederick Ponsonby

13th Light Dragoons

1

11

9

78

-

18

 

Lt Col Shapland Boyce

15th Hussars

2

21

3

51

-

5

Maj Edward Griffith

Lt Col Leighton Dalrymple

16th Light Dragoons

2

8

4

22

-

-

 

Lt Col James Hay

18th Hussars

-

12

1

73

-

17

   

23rd Light Dragoons

1

13

5

28

1

32

 

Maj John Cutliffe, Bt Maj Thomas Gerrard

1st Light Dragoons KGL

3

30

11

99

-

10

 

Lt Col Johan Bulow, Maj Augustus Reitzenstein

2nd Light Dragoons KGL

2

18

4

52

-

2

 

Lt Col de Jonquieres, Lt Col Charles Meydell

1st Hussars KGL

-

1

1

5

-

-

   

2nd Hussars KGL

-

-

-

-

-

-

   

3rd Hussars KGL

4

40

8

78

-

-

 

Lt Col Lewis Myers

2/1st Foot Guards

1

50

5

101

-

-

Lt Col Francis d’Oyley

Lt Col Richard Cooke, Lt Col William Milnes

3/1st Foot Guards

3

81

6

245

-

-

Lt Col Edward Stables, Lt Col Charles Thomas

Lt Col Henry d’Oyley, Lt Col George Ford

2/Coldstream Foot Guards

1

54

7

249

-

4

 

Lt Col Daniel McKinnon, Lt Col Henry Wyndham

2/3rd Foot Guards

3

39

9

197

-

-

 

Lt Col Charles Dashwood, Lt Col Edward Bowater, Lt Col Charles West

3/1st Foot

2

13

14

125

-

-

 

Bt Lt Col Colin Campbell, Bt Maj Lawrence Arguimbeau, Bt Maj Robert McDonald, Bt Maj Hugh Massey

1/4th Foot

-

13

9

113

-

-

   

3/14th Foot

-

7

1

21

       

1/23rd Foot

4

11

6

78

-

-

Col Henry Ellis, Bt Maj Joseph Hawtyn

Bt Lt Col J Humphrey Hill

1/27th Foot

2

103

13

360

-

-

 

Bt Maj John Hare

1/28th Foot

1

18

15

143

-

-

 

Bt Lt Col Robert Nixon

1/32nd Foot

-

28

9

137

-

-

   

2/30th Foot

6

45

14

151

-

13

Maj J Chambers

Bt Lt Col Norris William Bailey, Bt Lt Col Charles Vigoreux

33rd Foot

2

33

12

92

-

48

   

1/40th Foot

2

50

10

159

-

18

Maj Arthur Heyland

 

1/42nd Foot

-

5

6

39

-

-

   

2/44th Foot

-

4

3

57

-

-

 

Bt Lt Col George O’Mealey

51st Foot

-

9

2

20

-

-

   

1/52nd Foot

1

16

8

174

-

-

 

Bt Lt Col Charles Rowan, Bt Maj James Live

2/69th Foot

4

14

3

50

-

15

Lt Col Charles Morice

Bt Maj Lewis Watson

1/71st Foot

1

24

14

160

-

3

 

Col Thomas Reynell, Bt Lt Col Arthur Jones, Bt Maj Charles Johnson

2/73rd Foot

5

47

12

175

-

41

 

Col William Harris, Maj Archibald McLean

1/79th Foot

2

29

11

132

-

1

   

1/92nd Foot

-

14

6

96

-

-

   

1/95th Foot

1

20

11

124

-

-

 

Col Andrew Barnard, Bt Lt Col Alexander Campbell

2/95th Foot

-

34

14

179

-

20

 

Bt Lt Col Amos Norcott, Bt Lt Col George Wilkins, Bt Maj George Miller

3/95th Foot

-

3

4

36

-

7

 

Bt Lt Col John Ross, Bt Maj James Fullerton

1st Light Battalion KGL

4

37

9

82

-

13

 

Maj Hans Bussche

2nd Light Battalion KGL

3

40

9

120

-

29

Bt Maj Adolphus Boseweil

 

1st Line Battalion KGL

1

22

6

75

-

17

 

Maj William Robertson

2nd Line Battalion KGL

1

18

2

81

-

7

   

3rd Line Battalion KGL

1

17

5

93

-

31

 

Maj Anthony Boden

4th Line Battalion KGL

1

13

7

77

-

14

Maj George Chuden

 

5th Line Battalion KGL

2

35

3

47

-

74

   

8th Line Battalion KGL

3

44

4

84

-

16

   

Total

110

1679

438

5526

10

795

   

# The Rifles finally found their match. A large percentage of these casualties were caused by French Tirailleurs.

SEIGE OF CAMBRAI – 24 June 1815

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

3/14th Foot

-

-

1

5

-

-

   

1/23rd Foot

1

1

-

2

-

-

   

2/35th Foot

-

1

-

-

-

-

   

51st Foot

-

2

-

9

-

-

   

54th Foot

-

2

-

2

-

-

   

2/59th Foot

-

-

-

2

-

-

   

1/91st Foot

-

1

2

6

-

-

   

Total

1

7

3

26

-

-

   

SEIGE OF PERONNE – 26 June 1815

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

Royal Engineers

-

-

1

-

-

-

   

Royal Sappers & Miners

-

-

1

2

-

-

   

2/1st Foot Guards

-

-

-

1

-

-

   

3/1st Foot Guards

-

1

-

7

-

-

   

Total

-

1

2

10

-

-

   

AUTEL-DE-DIEU – 1 July 1815

 Regiment

Killed

Wounded

Missing

Senior Officer Casualties

Off

OR

Off

OR

Off

OR

Killed

Wounded

1/91st Foot

-

1*

-

-

-

-

   

Total

-

1

-

-

-

-

   

* Private Johnson of the 1/91st Foot - unofficially the last British soldier to die in action against the forces of Napoleon in Europe.


Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2010

 

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