British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them 1793-1815: 9th Regiment of Foot
By Steve Brown
Stations and Combats – 1st Battalion
Stations and Combats – 2nd Battalion
Stations and Combats – 3rd Battalion
Careers of Senior Officers (shown as highest rank attained in regiment in the period)
Lt. Col. John Campbell
Born Renfrewshire 1756; Major in 96th Foot 1779 or 1780; Major in 99th Foot 1783; Lieutenant-Colonel in 9th Foot 16 August 1783 (on transfer from 99th Foot); brevet Colonel in West Indies May 1793; commanded brigade of grenadiers in West Indies; killed in action at Fort Bourbon (Martinique) 16 February 1794.
Lt. Col. Gerrit Fisher
Born Dublin c.1746; Major in 55th Foot 26 September 1787; transferred to 51st Foot 28 April 1792; Lieutenant-Colonel in 9th Foot 17 February 1794; brevet Colonel 2 May 1796; local Major-General in Southern District 1796; Colonel-Commandant of 3/9th Foot 23 August 1799; subsequently Major-General 1 January 1801; Lieutenant-General 25 April 1808; died 1810.
Lt. Col. Frederick Maitland
Major in 9th Foot May 1795 (on transfer from 60th Foot); Lieutenant-Colonel 26 September 1795; transferred to 27th Foot 17 November 1796.
Lt. Col. Henry de Berniere
Served in the American War as a spy and cartographer; Major in 10th Foot 8 September 1795; Lieutenant-Colonel in 9th Foot 17 November 1796 (on transfer from 10th Foot); brevet Colonel 1 January 1805; shipwrecked off the coast of France and taken prisoner of war December 1805; died in captivity in Nancy, France 6 December 1813.
Major John Alexander Castleman
Born Gloucester 1758; Major in 51st Foot 21 February 1800; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 29 April 1802; transferred to 9th Foot 1802; on half-pay of 9th Foot 1802 to 1820.
Lt. Col. Robert Montgomery
Major in Lt. Col. Murray’s Regiment 22 May 1794; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 1 September 1794; Lieutenant-Colonel in 9th Foot 23 August 1799 (from half-pay of 113th Foot); brevet Colonel 1 January 1800; killed in a duel with Captain MacNamara 6 April 1803.
Lt. Col. Gideon Shairpe
Born West Lothian 1756; Major in 22nd Foot 15 May 1795 (on transfer from 17th Foot); Lieutenant-Colonel in 9th Foot 5 August 1799 (on transfer from 22nd Foot); Assistant Quarter-master General in Ireland 1804; died May 1806.
Lt. Col. John Sandieman
Born Scotland c.1750; Major in 9th Foot 26 September 1795; commanded 1/9th Foot in Grenada; Lieutenant-Colonel 6 August 1799; retired November 1801.
Lt. Col. John Crewe
Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 25 November 1794; Lieutenant-Colonel in 82nd Foot Jan 1795 (on transfer from 103rd Foot); Lieutenant-Colonel in 125th Foot July 1795; Lieutenant-Colonel in 9th Foot 24 August 1799 (from half-pay of 125th Foot); exchanged to Lochaber Fencibles 29 April 1800.
Lt. Col. Richard Bingham
Born Dorset 1768; Lieutenant-Colonel in 102nd Foot 22 September 1795; Lieutenant-Colonel in 6th West India Regiment 14 May 1799; Lieutenant-Colonel in 9th Foot 27 August 1799; transferred to 3rd Foot 9 July 1803; died 1829.
Lt. Col. Alexander Houston
Major in 88th Foot 24 September 1796 (on transfer from 57th Foot); Lieutenant-Colonel in 9th Foot 29 April 1800 (from half-pay of Lochaber Fencibles); transferred to Experimental Corps of Riflemen October 1800.
Lt. Col. William John Gore
Born Arran Islands 1767; Major in 9th Foot 23 July 1799; served in Helder 1799; Lieutenant-Colonel 9 October 1800; Inspecting Field Officer of Yeomanry 1802 (on disbanding of 3rd battalion); Assistant Deputy Barrack-master General in Ireland 1806; brevet Colonel 25 July 1810; on half-pay 1815; died 1836.
Lt. Col. Randolph Marriott
Born Yorkshire 1770; Major in 31st Foot 1 April 1797; transferred to 9th Foot 27 January 1801; Lieutenant-Colonel 14 November 1801; Lieutenant-Colonel in 11th Battalion of Reserve 11 July 1803 (from half-pay of 9th Foot); died 1821.
Major Gage John Hall
Major in 78th Foot 23 December 1795; Major in 9th Foot 6 August 1799; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 1 January 1801; Lieutenant-Colonel in 7th West India Regiment 3 September 1807; later Governor of Mauritius.
Lt. Col. John Stewart
Major in 25th Foot 9 September 1798; Major in 52nd Foot 19 March 1803; Lieutenant-Colonel in 9th Foot 29 May 1806; commanded 1/9th Foot in Peninsula August 1808; killed in action at Rolica 17 August 1808.
Lt. Col. Sir John Cameron, K.C.B.
Major in 43rd Foot 28 October 1800; Lieutenant-Colonel in 7th West India Regiment 28 May 1807 (on transfer from 43rd Foot); Lieutenant-Colonel in 9th Foot 5 September 1807; served in Peninsula with 2/9th Foot August to September 1808; commanded 2/9th Foot at Vimiero; commanded 1/9th Foot in Peninsula October 1808 to January 1809; and also at Walcheren 1809; again in Peninsula March 1810 to December 1810; and again April 1811 to August 1812; finally December 1812 to April 1814; wounded at San Sebastian 1813; brevet Colonel 4 June 1814; commanded a brigade in North America 1814 and France 1815. Served at most of the significant battles in the Peninsula; died 1844.
Lt. Col. George James Molle
Born Berwickshire 1774; Major in 8th Battalion of Reserve 3 March 1803; Lieutenant-Colonel in 9th Foot 2 June 1804 (on transfer from 3rd Battalion of Reserve); Lieutenant-Colonel 2 September 1808; served in Peninsula with 1/9th Foot August to September 1808; severely wounded at Rolica; transferred to 46th Foot 3 June 1813; died India 1823.
Major Henry Craufurd
Major in 9th Foot 1 August 1804; commanded 2/9th Foot on raising late 1804; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 25 April 1808; served in Peninsula with 1/9th Foot August 1808 to January 1809; served with 1/9th Foot in Walcheren 1809; again in Peninsula March 1810 to August 1813; killed in action at San Sebastian 31 August 1813. Served at most of the significant battles in the Peninsula 1808 to 1813.
Major Anthony Walsh
Brevet Major on half-pay of 103rd Foot 26 January 1797; Captain in 9th Foot 8 May 1806; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 25 April 1808; Inspecting Field Officer of a recruiting district April 1808; served in Peninsula with 2/9th Foot August to November 1808; served at Vimiero; on army staff December 1808; Town Major of Lisbon; brevet Colonel 4 June 1814; Inspector of Militia in Guernsey 1816; died 1839.
Major David Campbell
Major in 9th Foot 2 August 1804; commanded 2/9th Foot in Peninsula August 1808 to January 1809; served at Vimiero and Douro; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 4 June 1811; served with 1/9th Foot in Peninsula September 1813 to April 1814; present at Bidassoa, Nivelle, Nive, Bayonne; served in North America 1814.
Major Sir William Maynard Gomm, K.C.B.
Served in Peninsula with 1/9th Foot August 1808 to January 1809; served in Walcheren 1809; and again in Peninsula February to July 1810; on army staff August 1810 to April 1814 – Deputy Assistant Quarter-master General and Assistant Quarter-master General; Major in 9th Foot 10 October 1811; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 17 August 1812; served at most of the significant battles in the Peninsula 1808 to 1814; Captain & Lieutenant-Colonel in Coldstream Foot Guards 25 July 1814; present on army staff at Waterloo; died 1875.
Lt. Col. William Gordon MacGregor
Major in 11th Foot 26 November 1807; served in Peninsula August 1809 to September 1812; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 4 February 1813 (on transfer from 11th Foot); transferred to 46th Foot; Lieutenant-Colonel in 9th Foot 3 June 1813 (on transfer from 46th Foot); brevet Colonel 4 June 1813; on half-pay 1816.
Major Peter Warren Lambert
Major in 9th Foot 3 September 1807; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 4 June 1813; served in North America 1814-1815.
Major Thomas Brabazon Aylmer
Born Ireland c.1780; Major in 9th Foot 4 September 1807; served in Peninsula with 1/9th Foot August 1808 to January 1809; served at Rolica, Vimiero, Corunna; served in Walcheren 1809; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 4 June 1813; on half-pay 1820; subsequently a General; died 1858.
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Placed on the Napoleon Series: May 2009; updated October 2009
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