Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

 

Army:

Great Britain: Nationality of Enlisted Soldiers in the Scottish Lowland Regiments: 1804 - 1817

 

Regiment

Date[1]

Strength

Scots

English

Irish

Foreigners

2nd Dragoons

1815[2]

 

 

 

 

 

1st Foot
3rd Battalion

1804-1817

1087

197

404

464

22

25th Foot
1st Battalion

1808-1816

1500

344

613

506

37[3]

25th Foot
2nd Battalion

1806-1816

1511

576[4]

639

288

8

90th Foot

1812

2144

538

1097[5]

486

23

 

Source: An Account of the Scottish Regiments, with the Statistics of each from 1808 to March 1861.  Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo; 1862. Pages 9, 18 - 22

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] No Regimental Record Books could be found for the 2nd Dragoons (Scots Greys).  However, Major General David Stewart wrote in his history of the Highland Regiments that “there are few Regiments more purely Scots than the Greys.” P. 9

[3] Includes 14 black servants

[4] Mostly from Edinburgh, the Lothians, and the Border Counties.

[5] Includes many Welsh.

Placed on the Napoleon Series: September 2008

 

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