Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

 

Army:

Great Britain: Nationality of the Soldiers in the Highland Regiments: 1793 - 1822

 

Regiment

Date[1]

Strength

Scots

Highlanders

Lowlanders

English

Irish

Foreigners

42nd Foot

1807-1812

2265

1980

0
0

84

201

0

42nd Foot

1818

770

712

0
0

15[2]

43

0

42nd Foot
1st Battalion

1808

826

0

583

231

7

5

0

42nd Foot
1st Battalion

1815

878

759

0
0

29

90

1

71st Foot

1800

800

0

600

0
0
0
0

71st Foot

1809

0

560

0
0
0
0
0

71st Foot
1st Battalion

1804-1815

1410

889

0
0

93

418

10

71st Foot
2nd Battalion

1806-1818

2505

1671

0
0

155

669

10

72nd Foot

1808-1822

3035

2022

0
0

397

526

90[3]

74th Foot

1807-1814

1728

322

0
0

686

716

4

74th Foot

1810

956[4]

269

0
0

236[5]

443

8

75th Foot[6]

1809

0
0

100

0
0
0
0

78th Foot

1793

1000

0

1000

0
0
0
0

78th Foot
1st Battalion

1811[7]

1036

0

835

184

8

9

0

78th Foot
2nd Battalion

1804

850

0

714

96

40[8]

0
0

79th Foot
1st Battalion

1800-1815

2167

1733[9]

0
0

257[10]

172

5

79th Foot
2nd Battalion

1804-1818

1884[11]

1558

0
0

168

152

6[12]

91st Foot
1st Battalion

1800-1819

1381

970[13]

0
0

171

218

22

91st Foot
2nd Battalion

1807-1814

1107

699

0
0

168

142

197[14]

92nd Foot

1811-1825

878

716

0
0

51

111[15]

0

93rd Foot

1811

1049

1014

0
0

18

17

0

94th Foot

1808-1818

1314

507[16]

0
0

135

666

6

Source: An Account of the Scottish Regiments, with the Statistics of each from 1808 to March 1861.  Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo; 1862. Pages 10 - 17

Notes:

[1] This is not the actual strength of the unit, but is a total for all enlisted soldiers listed in the Regimental Record Books.

[2] Were mostly from Wales.

[3] Mostly Germans and some Blacks who played in the band.

[4] The actual enlisted strength of the regiment on 24 December 1810.

[5] Many were actually Welsh.

[6] When the regiment returned from India in 1809, there were less than 100 Highlanders left in the regiment and they loss their designation as a Highland Regiment.

[7] From the Regimental Record Book for March, 1810.

[8] Not broken out between English and Irish.

[9] Does not include 174 men with Scottish family names, but who had no birthplace listed in the Regimental Record Books.

[10] Included many men from the Island of Manx.

[11] Does not include 161 men, most with Scottish family names, but who had no birthplace listed in the Regimental Record Books.

[12] Includes 3 Black bandsmen.

[13] Most were Lowlanders.

[14] Most were Germans.

[15] At no point were there ever more than 70 Irish in the regiment.

[16] Most were Lowlanders, from the  Lothians.

 

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