Military Subjects: Organization, Strategy & Tactics

British Army Unit Strengths: 1808-1815

East Coast of Spain

By Andrew Bamford

These are the returns for the forces operating on the Mediterranean Coast in 1813 and 1814. Prior to April 1813, this force was treated as part of the Sicily garrison, which was not included in the remit of the study for which these returns were originally transcribed. Figures for horses include mules, and also list animals “recruited” locally.

East Coast of Spain Monthly Totals

1813

East Coast Monthly Return, April 1813

East Coast Monthly Return, May 1813

East Coast Monthly Return, June 1813

East Coast Monthly Return, July 1813

East Coast Monthly Return, August 1813

East Coast Monthly Return, September 1813

East Coast Monthly Return, October 1813

East Coast Monthly Return, November 1813

East Coast Monthly Return, December 1813

1814

East Coast Monthly Return, January 1814

East Coast Monthly Return, February 1814

East Coast Monthly Return, March 1814

East Coast Monthly Return, 8 April 1814

As of April 1814, the force was broken up. All cavalry, staff corps, 1/10th, De Roll-Dillon’s, Italian Levies and the Calabrian Freecorps embarked for Sicily. 2/67th embarked for Gibraltar. 1/ and 2/27th, 1/44th, 1/58th, 1/81st, 4th KGL all marched to join Wellington. The detachment on its way to Wellington submitted a monthly return as A Division of the Army in Spain, April 1814 the last complete listing for the whole force is the East Coast Weekly Return, April 8th 1814.

Sources: The National Archives, WO17/1486-8

 

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