Military Subjects: Organization, Strategy & Tactics

British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815: 60th Regiment of Foot

By Steve Brown

Secondary Titles:

Royal American

Regimental History

1755:

24 December - Raised as 62nd (Royal American) Regiment of Foot in North America (4 battalions)

1756:

Re-numbered as 60th Regiment of Foot

1763:

4th Battalion reduced

1764:

3rd Battalion reduced

1787:

22 September - 3rd & 4th Battalions re-formed at Chatham

1797:

December – 5th Battalion formed at Cowes (Isle of Wight)

1799:

30 July – 6th Battalion formed at Cowes

1813:

1 September – 7th Battalion formed at Gibraltar

1813:

14 November – 8th Battalion formed in Lisbon

1816:

31 May – 8th Battalion disbanded at Gibraltar

1817:

24 June – 7th Battalion disbanded at Halifax (Nova Scotia)

1818:

9 February – 6th Battalion disbanded at Portsmouth

1818:

10 May – 5th Battalion disbanded at Cowes

1819:

28 April – 1st Battalion disbanded at Portsmouth

1819:

8 May – 2nd & 3rd Battalions re-numbered as 1st & 2nd

1819:

24 July – 4th Battalion disbanded at Portsmouth.

Colonels

1758:

30 September

Jeffrey Amherst (later Lord Amherst)

1797: 

23 August

H.R.H. Prince Frederick, Duke of York

Colonels-Commandant

1778:

14 May

Gabriel Christie (1st Battalion)

1787: 

3 October

William Rowley (3rd Battalion)

1788:

25 October

James Rooke (4th Battalion)

1791:

8 July

Alured Clarke (2nd Battalion)

1794:

6 August

Thomas Carleton (2nd Battalion)

1796:

2 August

Peter Hunter (4th Battalion)

1797:

30 December

William Morshead (5th Battalion)

1798:

11 November

William Gardiner (1st Battalion)

1799:

25 July

Robert Brownrigg (6th Battalion)

1800:

9 May

Thomas Slaughter Stanwyx (3rd Battalion)

1804:

15 June

Lord Charles Fitzroy (4th Battalion)

1805:

3 October

Hon. John Hope (4th Battalion)

1806:

1 January

Edward Morrison (4th Battalion)

1806:

3 January

Napier Christie Burton (6th Battalion)

1806:

24 April

William Keppel (1st Battalion)

1806:

8 September

Sir George Prevost, Bt. (5th Battalion)

1807:

25 August

Hon. Edmund Phipps (3rd Battalion)

1811:

7 February

Arthur Whetham (1st Battalion)

1813:

2 January

John Robinson (5th Battalion)

1813:

15 February

Hon. Charles Hope (4th Battalion)

1813:

20 May

Sir Henry Clinton, K.B. (1st Battalion)

1813:

9 August

Sir George Murray, K.B. (7th Battalion)

1813:

4 November

James Kempt (8th Battalion)

1815:

9 August

Sir Wroth Palmer Acland, K.C.B (1st Battalion)

Stations and Combats – 1st Battalion

1793:

Upper Canada - Montreal

1794:

Montreal; battalion issued with rifles

1795:

Montreal

1796:

Montreal

1797:

Montreal; June – men drafted into 2/60 at Quebec; battalion re-formed at Guernsey from French and Dutch personnel

1798:

Guernsey

1799:

Guernsey; January – to West Indies; Barbados

1800:

Barbados; Jamaica

1801:

Jamaica

1802:

Jamaica

1803:

Jamaica

1804:

Jamaica

1805:

Jamaica

1806:

Jamaica

1807:

Jamaica

1808:

Jamaica

1809:

Jamaica; Maroontown; Savannah

1810:

Jamaica; Guadeloupe; April – to England; Cowes

1811:

Cowes; May – to Cape of Good Hope; Cape Town

1812:

Cape Town

1813:

Cape Town

1814:

Cape Town

1815:

Cape Town

1819:

28 April – disbanded at Portsmouth, fit men into 2nd Battalion.

Stations and Combats – 2nd Battalion

1793:

Upper Canada - Detroit; Montreal; Niagara; Quebec

1794:

Detroit; Montreal; Niagara

1795:

Detroit; Montreal; Niagara

1796:

Quebec

1797:

Quebec; received drafts from 1/60

1798:

Quebec; received 150 men from Hompesch Chasseurs

1799:

Quebec; Montreal

1800:

Quebec; May – 4 companies to West Indies; Barbados; 2 companies to Trinidad

1801:

Barbados; May – regiment reunited in Trinidad

1802:

Barbados; Tobago

1803:

Barbados; Tobago; St Vincent

1804:

St Vincent; Surinam

1805:

St Vincent

1806:

St Vincent; received drafts from 3/60

1807:

St Vincent; September – to Channel Islands; Jersey

1808:

Jersey; October – to Spain; Portugal

1809:

January – to Channel Islands; Guernsey; November – to West Indies; Barbados

1810:

Barbados; flank companies on Guadeloupe

1811:

Barbados

1812:

Barbados; 7 companies to Demerara; 3 companies to Berbice and Tobago

1813:

Barbados

1814:

Barbados

1815:

Barbados

1819:

8 May – re-numbered as 1st (Rifle) Battalion.

Stations and Combats – 3rd Battalion

1793:

West Indies - Antigua; Tobago; December – men drafted into 4/60; staff to Guernsey

1794:

Guernsey

1795:

Guernsey; April – to West Indies; Barbados; St Vincent

1796:

St Vincent; Tobago

1797:

Tobago; Trinidad; Puerto Rico; December – received draft of 393 New York Rangers

1798:

Tobago

1799:

Tobago

1800:

Tobago

1801:

Tobago

1802:

Tobago; drafted temporarily into 2/60; Grenada

1803:

Tobago; Grenada; Antigua

1804:

Grenada

1805:

Grenada

1806:

Grenada; July – men drafted into 2/60; battalion re-formed at Portsmouth; 2 companies to Guernsey

1807:

Portsmouth; battalion reunited on Guernsey; to West Indies – Barbados; The Saints

1808:

Barbados

1809:

Antigua; MARTINIQUE; The Saints

1810:

Martinique; Guadeloupe

1811:

Martinique; Guadeloupe

1812:

Martinique; Guadeloupe

1813:

Martinique; Guadeloupe

1814:

Martinique; Guadeloupe

1815:

Martinique; Guadeloupe; Dominica; St Lucia

1819:

8 May – re-numbered as 2nd (Light Infantry) Battalion.

Stations and Combats – 4th Battalion

1793:

West Indies - Barbados; Tobago

1794:

Tobago; Guadeloupe

1795:

Tobago

1796:

Tobago; to England; Lymington; Guernsey

1797:

Guernsey; to West Indies – Grenada; Jamaica; Tobago; Martinique; December – absorbed Waldsteins Foreign Light Infantry

1798:

Martinique; San Domingo

1799:

Martinique

1800:

Martinique

1801:

Martinique

1802:

Martinique; Jamaica

1803:

Jamaica

1804:

Jamaica

1805:

Jamaica; received draft of 866 men; to England; Lymington

1806:

Lymington; July – to Cape of Good Hope; Cape Town

1807:

Cape Town

1808:

Cape Town; March – to West Indies; Barbados

1809:

Barbados; Martinique; The Saints

1810:

Martinique; Guadeloupe; Dominica; Antigua; April – to England; Lymington

1811:

Lymington

1812:

Lymington; May – to West Indies; Dominica

1813:

Dominica

1814:

Dominica

1815:

Dominica

1819:

24 July – disbanded at Portsmouth, fit men into 2nd Battalion.

Stations and Combats – 5th Battalion

1797:

Formed at Cowes; entire battalion armed with rifles; absorbed 400 men from Hompesch’s Chasseurs

1798:

Cowes; April – to Ireland; Wicklow; Goff’s Bridge; Clonmel

1799:

Ireland; February - to West Indies; Surinam; absorbed 500 men from Lowenstein’s Chasseurs (formerly in Dutch service)

1800:

Surinam

1801:

Surinam

1802:

Surinam

1803:

Surinam; October – to Nova Scotia; Halifax

1804:

Halifax

1805:

Halifax; November – to England; Portsmouth

1806:

Portsmouth; December – received draft of 866 foreign recruits

1807:

Portsmouth; August – to Ireland; Cork

1808:

Cork; June – to Peninsula; Portugal; ROLICA; VIMIERO

1809:

Douro; TALAVERA

1810:

BUSACO

1811:

Sabugal; FUENTES DE ONORO; ALBUERA: El Bodon

1812:

CIUDAD RODRIGO; BADAJOZ; Almaraz; SALAMANCA

1813:

VITTORIA; Maya; Sorauren; Bidassoa; NIVELLE; NIVE;

1814:

ORTHEZ; TOULOUSE; July – to Ireland; Cork

1815:

Cork; Bultevant

1818:

10 May - disbanded at Cowes, fit men into 3rd Battalion.

Stations and Combats – 6th Battalion

1799:

30 July – formed at Cowes from German recruits; flank company armed with rifles; 2 companies to Helder

1800:

Cowes; November – to West Indies; Jamaica

1801:

Jamaica

1802:

Jamaica

1803:

Jamaica

1804:

Jamaica

1805:

Jamaica

1806:

Jamaica

1807:

Jamaica

1808:

Jamaica

1809:

Jamaica

1810:

Jamaica

1811:

Jamaica

1812:

Jamaica

1813:

Jamaica

1814:

Jamaica

1815:

Jamaica

1818:

9 February – disbanded at Portsmouth, fit men into 3rd Battalion.

Stations and Combats – 7th Battalion

1813:

1 September – formed on Guernsey from German and Swiss POWs; establishment 640 light infantry and 200 riflemen

1814:

Guernsey; May – to Nova Scotia; Halifax

1815:

Halifax; Annapolis

1817:

24 June – disbanded at Halifax, fit men into 2nd and 3rd Battalions.

Stations and Combats – 8th Battalion

1813:

14 November – formed at Lisbon from a battalion of Foreign Recruits (ex-Cadiz)

1814:

Lisbon; Gibraltar

1815:

Gibraltar

1816:

31 May – disbanded at Gibraltar, fit men into 5th Battalion.

Careers of Senior Officers (due to the large size of the regiment, only officers reaching Lieutenant Colonel rank have been listed)

Stephen Kemble

Served in North America 1775-1778; Major in 60th Foot c1775; Lieutenant-Colonel 14 May 1778; commanded 2/60 Foot 1778 to 1793; Brigadier-General in command of expedition to Nicaragua 1780 to 1781; brevet Colonel 20 November 1782; retired May 1793.

Gerrit Fisher

Born Dublin c.1746; Major in 55th Foot 26 September 1787; transferred to 51st Foot; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 25 April 1792; commanded 3/60 Foot 1792 to 1794; Lieutenant-Colonel in 9th Foot 17 February 1794; subsequently Major-General 1 January 1801; Lieutenant-General 25 April 1808; died 1810.

Peter Hunter

Born Scotland 1746; Major in 60th Foot 26 January 1782 (on transfer from 92nd Foot); brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 23 November 1782; Lieutenant-Colonel 24 September 1787; commanded 4/60 Foot 1787 to 1795; subsequently Major-General 26 February 1795; Military Governor of Wexford in 1798; Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada 1799 to 1805; Lieutenant-General 29 June 1802; died 1805.

John Adolphus Harris

Major in 84th Foot 22 October 1779; served in North America 1780 to 1781; on half-pay 1784 to 1787; Major in 60th Foot 20 October 1787; Lieutenant-Colonel 16 January 1788; commanded 1/60 Foot 1788 to 1797; brevet Colonel 26 February 1795; subsequently Major-General 1 January 1798; Lieutenant-General 1 January 1805; General 4 June 1814; died January 1827.

Hon. Vere Poulett

Major in 56th Foot c 1790; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 13 May 1793 (on transfer from 56th Foot); commanded 2/60 Foot 1793 to 1796; retired to half-pay of an Independent Company March 1796; brevet Colonel 3 May 1796; subsequently Major-General 29 April 1802; Lieutenant-General 25 April 1808; died March 1812.

John Ritchie

Major in 9th Foot c1790; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 17 February 1794 (on transfer from 9th Foot); commanded 3/60 Foot 1794 to 1795; died late 1795.

Hon. John Elphinstone

Born Scotland 1764; Major in 60th Foot 14 September 1792; Lieutenant-Colonel 20 July 1794; Lieutenant-Colonel in 61st Foot December 1797; subsequently Major-General 30 October 1805; Lieutenant-General 1 January 1812; died Bath 1813.

George Prevost

Born New Jersey 1767; Major in 60th Foot 18 November 1780 (on transfer from 25th Foot); brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 18 November 1794; Lieutenant-Colonel 6 August 1794; commanded 3/60 Foot 1795 to 1805; Brigadier-General in West Indies and Governor of St Lucia 1798 to 1802; subsequently Major-General 1 January 1805; Baronet Belmount 1805; Lieutenant-General and Governor of Nova Scotia 1808; Commander-in-Chief and Governor of British North America 1811 to 1815; died London 1816.

Duncan MackIntosh

Major in 60th Foot 20 April 1793; Lieutenant-Colonel 1 September 1795; commanded 2/60 Foot 1796 to 1805; brevet Colonel 25 September 1803; retired June 1805.

Freidrich Gottsched

Major in 60th Foot 15 July 1793; Lieutenant-Colonel 2 September 1795; retired December 1797.

Martin Hunter

Born Scotland 1757; Served in American War of Independence; Major in 91st Foot 2 November 1793; Lieutenant-Colonel in 91st Foot 14 July 1794; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 12 January 1796; to Lieutenant-Colonel in 48th Foot 13 December 1797; subsequently Major-General 30 October 1805; Lieutenant-General 1 January 1812; General 1825; died 1846 – reputedly the last survivor of Lexington and Concord.

John de Berniere

Served in American War of Independence; Major in 88th Foot c1792; Lieutenant-Colonel in 88th Foot 17 February 1795; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 6 March 1796; commanded 2/60 Foot 1796 to 1798; retired April 1798.

John Robert Napier

Major in 63rd Foot 9 September 1794; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 10 August 1796 (on transfer from 63rd Foot); exchanged to 68th Foot 8 February 1800.

George William Ramsay

Lieutenant-Colonel in York Rangers 25 May 1795; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 30 December 1797; brevet Colonel 25 September 1803; commanded 3/60 Foot 1805 to 1809; Adjutant-General in Leeward Islands 1809; subsequently Major-General 4 June 1811; Lieutenant-General 12 August 1819; died Antigua November 1819.

Freidrich, Baron von Rottenbourg, Kt.

Started his career in French La Marche regiment (77e Ligne); ADC to General Count de Salis Marcelins in the Neapolitan army; Major in Hompesch Hussars 25 December 1795; Lieutenant-Colonel in Hompesch Hussars 25 June 1796; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 30 December 1797; commanded 5/60 Foot 1797 to 1808; brevet Colonel 1 January 1805; appointed commander of Light Infantry Training Camp 1808; commanded light troops at Walcheren 1809; subsequently Major-General 25 July 1810; Colonel of Rolls Regiment 2 September 1813; commanded a division in North America 1814 to 1815; Lieutenant-General 12 August 1819; died April 1832.

Robert Craufurd

Born Ayrshire 1764; Major in 75th Foot c1789; served India 1790 to 1792; attached to Austrian staff 1793 to 1797; Lieutenant-Colonel in Hompesch Hussars c1797; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 30 December 1797; commanded 4/60 Foot 1797 to 1799; liaison officer with Russo-Austrian forces in Switzerland 1799 and at Helder; Lieutenant-Colonel in 86th Foot 11 February 1802; brevet Colonel 30 October 1805; commanded a brigade in South America; commanded Light Brigade in Peninsula October 1808 to January 1809; again in Peninsula July 1809 to January 1810; commanded Light Division January 1810 to January 1811; and again April 1811 to January 1812; subsequently Major-General 4 June 1811; died of wounds after Ciudad Rodrigo 24 January 1812.

John Bonamy

Major in 60th Foot 27 August 1794; Lieutenant-Colonel 30 December 1797; commanded 1/60 Foot 1797 to 1803; ‘promoted’ March 1803 (although no further details found).

Henry Couper

Major in Hompesch Light Infantry 8 April 1797; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 30 December 1797 (on transfer from Royal Foreigners); retired January 1801.

William Dowdeswell

Born 1760; served in Flanders 1793; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 26 January 1797; Lieutenant-Colonel in 12th Foot 30 December 1797 (on transfer from 1st Foot Guards); Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 18 January 1798; Lieutenant-Colonel in 86th Foot 26 February 1803; subsequently Major-General 25 September 1803; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot (again) 2 June 1808; Lieutenant-General 25 July 1810; died 1828.

Freidrich von Schlammersdorff

Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 30 December 1797 (on transfer from Lowenstein’s Chasseurs); gone by end of 1798.

John Hughes

Major in 2nd Life Guards 6 June 1794; Major in 60th Foot 16 February 1797; Lieutenant-Colonel 5 April 1798; commanded 2/60 Foot 1798 to 1801; on half-pay for health reasons 1801 to 1820; brevet Colonel 25 April 1808; subsequently Major-General 4 June 1811; Lieutenant-General 19 July 1821; died April 1832.

Thomas Philip Ainslie

Major in 60th Foot 17 August 1797; Lieutenant-Colonel 20 June 1799; commanded 4/60 Foot 1799 to 1802; retired April 1802.

Lachlan MacLean

Major in 60th Foot 5 August 1794; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 1 January 1798; Lieutenant-Colonel 25 July 1799; commanded 6/60 Foot 1799 to 1804; Quartermaster-General in West Indies; brevet Colonel 25 April 1808; on half-pay for many years by 1820; subsequently Major-General 4 June 1811; Lieutenant-General 19 July 1821; died 1829.

George Burgess Morden

Major in 20th Foot 1 September 1795; exchanged to 87th Foot 3 August 1796; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 1 January 1798; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 26 July 1799; Deputy Adjutant-General in Leeward Islands August 1803; died September 1803.

David Cunynghame, Bt.

Born Scotland 1769; Captain & Lieutenant-Colonel 15 January 1794 (on transfer from 95th Foot); brevet Colonel 26 January 1797; POW in Ostend raid 1798, paroled 1799; Lieutenant-Colonel in 68th Foot 16 August 1799; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 8 February 1800; exchanged to half-pay of 82nd Foot 5 February 1801; rank stationary in 1820; died Jersey 1854.

Freidrich de Vos

Major in 60th Foot 22 May 1797; Lieutenant-Colonel 16 January 1801; commanded 2/60 Foot 1801 to 1802; retired April 1802.

Sir Fitzroy Jefferies Grafton McLean, Bt.

Major in 110th Foot 8 September 1794; exchanged to 79th Foot 1794; Lieutenant-Colonel in 82nd Foot 18 November 1795; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 5 February 1801; commanded 2/60 Foot 1801 to 1804; brevet Colonel 25 September 1803; exchanged to 37th Foot 30 June 1804; subsequently Major-General 25 July 1810; Lieutenant-General 4 June 1814; General 10 January 1837; died July 1847.

Robert Lethbridge

Born Cornwall 1760; served in North America 1776 to 1779; Major in 60th Foot 25 November 1795; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 1 January 1800; Lieutenant-Colonel 10 February 1801; commanded 4/60 Foot 1801 to 1804; Inspecting Field Officer of a recruiting district in Ireland 1804 to 1812; brevet Colonel 25 July 1810; subsequently Major-General 4 June 1813; retired November 1828; died February 1831.

John Campbell

Major in 60th Foot 20 December 1798; Lieutenant-Colonel 8 March 1802; commanded 1/60 Foot 1802 to 1803; retired May 1803.

Gabriel Gordon

Born Glasgow 1763; served in West Indies 1794; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 1 January 1800; Major in 60th Foot 16 May 1800; Lieutenant-Colonel 9 March 1802; commander and Deputy Quartermaster-General in Honduras 1802 to 1808; Lieutenant-Colonel on half-pay of 4th Foot 1808; brevet Colonel 4 June 1811; subsequently Major-General 4 June 1814; Lieutenant-General 22 July 1830; General 9 November 1846; died Manchester 1855.

Karl Lewis Theodore Schoedde

Major in 60th Foot 20 June 1799 (on transfer from Lowenstein’s Chasseurs); brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 16 May 1800; Lieutenant-Colonel 25 April 1802; commanded 5/60 Foot 1802 to 1804; retired December 1804.

Gervaise Rainey

Major in 60th Foot Born Lincolnshire 1759; Major in 46th Foot 8 March 1798; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 16 May 1800; Lieutenant-Colonel 20 April 1803 (on transfer from 46th Foot); commanded 1/60 Foot 1804 to 1808; dismissed December 1808.

Francis Streicher

Major in 60th Foot 30 December 1797 (on transfer from Royal Foreigners); brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 20 April 1802; Lieutenant-Colonel 30 December 1803; to Lieutenant-Colonel in York Light Infantry Volunteers 16 January 1804; brevet Colonel 4 June 1811; subsequently Major-General 4 June 1814; died Strasbourg May 1828.

John Hope

Born Scotland 1765; served in Flanders 1779 to 1781; and again 1793 to 1795; Major in 28th Light Dragoons 25 March 1795; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 20 February 1796; Lieutenant-Colonel in 28th Light Dragoons 20 February 1796; Lieutenant-Colonel in 37th Foot 19 April 1799; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 30 June 1804; Assistant Adjutant-General on staff 1804 to 1807; brevet Colonel 1 January 1805; subsequently Major-General 25 July 1810; commanded 7th Division in Peninsula May to October 1812; Lieutenant-General 12 August 1819; died August 1836.

Lewis von Mosheim

Served with Wurttemberg Foot Guards 1789; Major in 60th Foot 30 December 1797 (on transfer from Lowenstein’s Chasseurs); brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 29 April 1802; Lieutenant-Colonel 14 September 1804; commanded 6/60 Foot 1804 to 1806 and 1808 to 1810; served on staff positions 1806 to 1808; Assistant Adjutant-General at Walcheren 1809; commanded depot for foreign troops in Britain August 1810; brevet Colonel 4 June 1811; subsequently Major-General 4 June 1814; Lieutenant-General 22 July 1830; died Darmstadt September 1830.

Edward Codd

Served North America 1799 to 1804; Major in 60th Foot 25 December 1800; served West Indies 1804; Lieutenant-Colonel 26 October 1804; commanded 2/60 Foot 1804 to 1813; served in Peninsula October 1808 to January 1809; brevet Colonel 4 June 1813; subsequently Major-General 12 August 1819; died December 1829.

Edward Drummond

Major in 60th Foot 11 June 1801l; Lieutenant-Colonel 29 December 1804; commanded 6/60 Foot 1806 to 1808; Lieutenant-Colonel in 86th Foot 2 June 1808; brevet Colonel 4 June 1813.

Thomas Austen

Major in 60th Foot 8 July 1801; Lieutenant-Colonel 20 June 1805; commanded 4/60 Foot 1805 to 1811; commanded 1/60 Foot 1812 to 1813; brevet Colonel 4 June 1813; retired 1817.

Paul Anderson, C.B.

Born 1770; served in Corsica 1795; served in West Indies 1795 to 1796; served in Irish Rebellion 1798; served in Helder 1799 as ADC to Sir John Moore; Major in 9th Foot 25 July 1801; served in Egypt 1801, again as Moore’s ADC; on half-pay 1802; Major in 7th Foot 25 November 1802; Major in 40th Foot 5 October 1804; Lieutenant-Colonel in Nova Scotia Fencibles 17 October 1805; on half-pay of 4th Foot 30 October 1806; served in Sicily 1806; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 14 January 1808; Deputy and Assistant Adjutant-General in Peninsula August 1808 to January 1809; served in Walcheren 1809; brevet Colonel 4 June 1813; subsequently Major-General 12 August 1819; Lieutenant-General 10 January 1837; died 1851.

Francis Gerard, Viscount Lake

Born London 1772, son of General Gerard Lake; served in Flanders 1793; Captain & Lieutenant-Colonel 1st Foot Guards 22 August 1798; exchanged to Lieutenant-Colonel 60th Foot 10 May 1808; 2nd Viscount Lake 1808; subsequently Major-General 4 June 1811; Lieutenant-General 19 July 1821; died May 1836.

George Mackie, C.B.

Served in West Indies 1796; Major in 60th Foot 8 March 1802; served in West Indies 1805 to 1807; Lieutenant-Colonel 22 December 1808; commanded 3/60 Foot 1808 to 1813; brevet Colonel 4 June 1814.

Sir William Williams, K.C.B.

Served in Egypt 1801; Major in 81st Foot 26 October 1804; served in Peninsula November 1808 to January 1809; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 15 November 1809; commanded 5/60 Foot Peninsula June 1810 to June 1812; exchanged to 13th Foot 25 June 1812; brevet Colonel 12 August 1819; Major-General 1830; died 1832.

Anthony Wharton

Major in 60th Foot 26 July 1804; Lieutenant-Colonel 16 August 1810; commanded 6/60 Foot 1810 to 1814; retired June 1814.

James Lomax

Major in 60th Foot 20 April 1803; Lieutenant-Colonel 16 November 1809; commanded 4/60 Foot 1811 to 1815; brevet Colonel 12 August 1819; on half-pay 1820.

John Keane, K.C.B.

Born Ireland 1781; served in Egypt 1801; Major in 60th Foot 27 May 1802; Lieutenant-Colonel in 13th Foot 20 August 1803; brevet Colonel 1 January 1812; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 25 June 1812; commanded 5/60 Foot in Peninsula October 1812 to August 1813; commanded a brigade in 2nd Division August 1813 to April 1814; Major-General 4 June 1814; commanded a brigade in North America and wounded at New Orleans January 1815; Lieutenant-General 1830; Baron Keane in 1839; died 1844.

Henry John, C.B.

Major in 93rd Foot 17 August 1809; Major in 95th Foot 11 October 1810; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 9 August 1813 (on transfer from 95th Foot); commanded 7/60 Foot 1813 to 1815; commanded Penobscot expedition (Maine) 1814; exchanged to half-pay of 18th Foot 9 February 1815; died Wiltshire 1848.

John Philip Hunt, C.B.

ADC to Sir John Moore August to October 1808; Major in 52nd Foot 8 September 1808; served in Peninsula October 1808 to January 1809; again in Peninsula March to October 1811; and again in Peninsula March 1812 to September 1813; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 27 April 1812; severely wounded at San Sebastian 1813; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 11 November 1813 (on transfer from 52nd Foot); Inspecting Field Officer of a recruiting district May 1814; Assistant Adjutant-General at Horse Guards 1814 to 1815; Lieutenant-Colonel of 11th Foot 9 November 1818; died 1857.

William Marlton

Major in 60th Foot 25 July 1805; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 1 January 1812; Lieutenant-Colonel 26 May 1814; commanded 1/60 Foot 1811.

Adolphus John Dalrymple

Born London 1784, son of future General Sir Hew ‘Dowager’ Dalrymple; Military Secretary to his father 1806 to 1808; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General in Peninsula August to October 1808; Major in 19th Light Dragoons 17 November 1808; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 1 June 1814 (on transfer from 19th Light Dragoons); commanded 6/60 Foot 1814; on half-pay 2nd Garrison Battalion December 1814; subsequently Major-General 23 November 1841; Lieutenant-General 11 November 1851; General 11 April 1860; died 1866.

William Woodgate, C.B.

Major in 60th Foot 13 August 1807; served in Peninsula August 1808 to March 1812; wounded at Fuentes d’Onoro; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 30 May 1811; Lieutenant-Colonel 16 June 1814; died Paris 1861.

Edward Walker

Served Gibraltar, Mediterranean, Egypt, West Indies; Major in 18th Foot 4 December 1806; Lieutenant-Colonel in 18th Foot 1 October 1812; on half-pay 1814; Lieutenant-Colonel in 60th Foot 9 February 1815; commanded 7/60 Foot 1815 to 1816; on half-pay 1817.

James Stopford

Born Ireland c1788, son of future General Sir Edward Stopford; served in Peninsula October 1812 to February 1814; Major in 60th Foot 10 February 1814; Lieutenant-Colonel 9 March 1815; on half-pay 1820; died Pisa May 1823.

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