Military Subjects: Organization, Strategy & Tactics

Organisation of the Land Forces in the Dutch East Indies Colonies: Fixed as per 7 March 1808

Translated by Bas de Groot

 
Europeans
Natives
Total of Europeans and Natives Total Yearly pay (in Guilders)
  Officers NCOs &
Other Ranks
Total Officers NCOs &
Other Ranks
Total
General Staff
12
-
12
-
-
-
12
41,223
Infantry of the Line, three Regiments
237
2013
2310
72
6669
6741
9051
886,392
Jagers, one Battalion
25
52
77
10
913
923
1000
93,166.24
Cavalry, five squadrons
41
621
662
-
356
356
1018
232,692
Artillery, one Regiment
121
255
376
36
2304
2340
2716
383,078.36
Engineers
11
-
11
-
-
-
11
24,405
Local Staff
7
-
7
-
-
-
7
17,460
Infantry of the Garrison of Batavia, one Battalion
25
226
251
8
741
749
1000
92,204
Infantry of the Garrison of Samarang, one Battalion
25
226
251
8
741
749
1000
92,204
Infantry of the Garrisons of Amboina, Banda, Ternate, two Battalions
51
452
503
16
1482
1498
2001
190,948
Infantry of the Garrisons of Macasser, Cheribon, Banjarmasin, Bantan, Timor, Bima, one Battalion
25
226
251
8
741
749
1000
92,204
Depot at Batavia
-
-
-
-
500
500
500
24,000
Total
580
4131
4711
158
14447
14605
19316
2,169,977.12
Ration costs 377,338
Grand total costs 2,547,315.12

Source: 'Staat der Nederlandsche Oostindische Bezittingen, onder het bestuur van Gouverneur-Generaal Herman Willem Daendels, in de jaren 1808-1811' (State of the Dutch East Indies possessions under the Governorship of Herman Willem Daendels over the years 1808-1811), 3rd part of the Annexes, published in the Hague in 1814.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2015

 

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