Research Subjects: Biographies

Horse Artillery Officers of the Netherlands Serving from 1813 to 1815

By Geert van Uythoven

These are the officers that served with the horse artillery of the newly raised army of the Netherlands from 1813 to 1815. That does however not mean that its officers were inexperienced! Many were veterans of the wars and campaigns as far back as 1793-95, sometimes even further!

Listed are the names of all officers, including a short biography: listed are their birth and death years; the year they entered service, their respective ranks serving mostly in the following nations which at that time formed the Netherlands:

- Republic of the United Provinces - 1795
- Batavian Republic 1795 - 1806
- Kingdom of Holland 1806 - 1810
- French Empire 1810 - 1813
- Kingdom of the Netherlands 1813 -

...and dates that this specific rank was acquired; and medals and awards received, as far as known to me at this moment. In the future more data will be added whenever available.

The officers mentioned served in the following units:

- Bataljon Mineurs, Sappeurs en Pontonniers; raised 9 January 1814; Royal Decree No.18 of 14 December 1821 stipulated that the battalion was to be disbanded, the miners and sappers were added to the Korps Ingenieurs, the pontoneer company was added to the artillery.
- Korps Ingenieurs [‘engineers’]; raised 12 March 1814.

Officers Ranks:

- 2nd lieutenant: 2de luitenant or extra ordinaris ingenieur
- 1st lieutenant: 1ste luitenant, (1ste) luitenant-ingenieur, ingenieur 3de klasse
- captain: kapitein, kapitein-luitenant, kapitein-ingenieur (2de klasse), ingenieur 2de klasse
- major: majoor, majoor-ingenieur, ingenieur 1ste klasse
- lieutenant-colonel: luitenant-kolonel, luitenant-kolonel-directeur, directeur 2de klasse
- colonel: colonel, colonel-directeur, directeur 1ste klasse
- major-general: generaal majoor
- lieutenant-general: luitenant generaal

In most cases I did not use abbreviations. However the few I did use are:

Eerv. verm. = Eervolle Vermelding (honourable mention / commendation)
Jhr = Jonkheer who was someone of noble birth
MWO = Militaire Willemsorde (“Military Order of William”)
Orde Ned. Leeuw = Orde van de Nederlandsche Leeuw (“Order of the Dutch Lion”)

The Horse Artillery Officers

Abel, Jan Jacob Gideon Eduard

Died: 2 September 1821
2nd Lieutenant: 22 June 1815
1st Lieutenant: 25 April 1821                                  

Anguerand, Theodor François Joseph d’

2nd Lieutenant: 13 April 1803
2nd Captain: 22 July 1813
Captain-Company-Commander: 22 January 1814
Major: 1 January 1815

* 1805 with the horse artillery in the Donau campaign; 1806 with the Army in Prussia; On 1 January 1815 appointed Major of the artillery of the Dutch East-Indies.

Augustijns, Eymert

2nd Lieutenant: 13 October 1813                            
1st Lieutenant: 18 February 1814                           

* 1805 as sergeant with the horse artillery embarked on the roads of Texel for the invasion of Britain; 1805 blockade of Ulm and Donau campaign as sergeant with the horse artillery; On 1 June 1823 appointed magazijnmeester (‘storekeeper’) of the artillery in Utrecht.

Bode, Johan Frederik Godlieb

2nd Lieutenant: 1 January 1815
1st Lieutenant: 22 June 1817                                 

* Appointed plaatselijk artillerie commandant (‘local artillery commander’) 20 October 1825.

Bijleveld, Adriaan

Born: 12 March 1787
Died: 's Hertogenbosch (NL), 14 March 1852
In Service: 25 May 1804                                        

Clement, Hendrik Cornelis

2nd Lieutenant: 9 August 1815                               
1st Lieutenant: 25 December 1821                         

* Transferred to the foot artillery before 1822; Transferred 1 February 1822 as 1st Lieutenant to the 1ste Bataljon (Artillerie?) Nationale Militie

Couvreu van Dekkersberg, Julius Hendrik

2nd Lieutenant: 5 March 1814                                
1st Lieutenant: 14 April 1815                                  

* Served with Half Horse Artillery Battery ‘Petter’ during the Waterloo campaign, present at Waterloo.

Dibbetz, Frederik Wilhelm

Born: 1787                                                           
2nd Lieutenant: 12 February 1814                           
MWO: 4th Class Knight 18 July 1815 (for Quatre Bras and Waterloo)

* Gunner 3 November 1803; corporal 11 October 1805; 1805 campaign in Austria; 1806 campaign in Prussia; Served with Horse Artillery Battery ‘Bijleveld’ during the Waterloo campaign; wounded at Waterloo, 18 June 1815; Transferred 14 October 1815 as a 1st Lieutenant to the 1ste Bataljon Artillerie Nationale Militie.

Gey, Adrianus Rudolph Willem

Born: Willemstad (NL), 25 November 1787
Died: Zutphen (NL), 6 March 1865
2nd Lieutenant: 28 June 1805                                 

Grijsbach, Jan Willem

2nd Lieutenant: 24 June 1814
1st Lieutenant: 5 January 1815                               

* Transferred 8 December 1815 as a 2nd Captain to the 1ste Bataljon Artillerie-trein (‘artillery-train’).

Heeckeren van de Cloese, Frederik Florent Jacques Henri baron van

2nd Lieutenant: 12 July 1815                                  
1st Lieutenant: 25 April 1821                                  
Captain-Company-Commander: 8 January 1832

Heitman, Johan Coenraad

Pensioned: 27 June 1815
1st Lieutenant: 22 January 1814                             

Huygens Tholen, Willem

Honourable Discharge: 12 August 1814
1st Lieutenant: 20 May 1814                                  

Kempers, Johannes WIlhelmus

2nd Lieutenant: 15 December 1813                         
Lieutenant-Adjutant: 22 January 1814                    

* Transferred 5 January 1815 as a 1st Lieutenant to the 4de Bataljon Artillerie Landmilitie.

Kikkert, Isaac

Born: Amsterdam (NL) 23 March 1789
Died: The Hague (NL), 7 August 1822
In Service: 1 October 1807                                    

Kohl, Johan Adam

2nd Lieutenant: 22 May 1815
1st Lieutenant: 17 June 1816                                 
Captain-Company-Commander: 23 October 1830

* 1805 as corporal in the horse artillery with the Armée du Nord; On 27 April 1842 appointed kapitein magazijnmeester (‘store-keeper’) of the artillery in Groningen.

Koopman, Wijnand

Pensioned: 30 October 1843
2nd Lieutenant: 31 December 1814                         
Captain-Company-Commander: 5 January 1830

* Served with Horse Artillery Battery ‘Bijleveld’ during the Waterloo campaign, present at Quatre Bras and Waterloo.

Kops, Isaac

Died: 11 June 1839
2nd Lieutenant: 8 March 1814                           
Captain-Company-Commander: 15 January 1826

Krahmer (de Bichin), Carel Frederik

Born: Corbach (Ge), 28 June 1787                         
Killed: Brussels (Be), 23 September 1830
In Service: 1804

Kursteiner, Johannes Ferdinand

2nd Captain: 3 December 1814
Captain-Company-Commander: 3 December 1814

* Transferred 20 September 1820 to the 4de Bataljon Veldartillerie.

Kuytenbrouwer, Martinus Antonius

Born: Venlo (NL), 9 June 1777
Died: The Hague (NL), 1 August 1850

List, Frederik Carel

Born: 1784
Died: 1868
In Service: 24 June 1797                                       

Loecker, Cornelis de

Honourable Discharge: 19 December 1820
2nd Lieutenant: 22 October 1814                            
1st Lieutenant: 17 February 1818

Lux, Johannes Hendrik

Born: The Hague (NL), 12 February 1787
Died: Bergen op Zoom (NL), 12 August 1865
In Service: 18 December 1799 (Batavian Army)

Meijer, Jonkheer Carel Hendrik

Pensioned: 30 October 1843
2nd Lieutenant: 9 August 1815                               
1st Lieutenant: 14 December 1818                         
Captain-Company-Commander: 23 October 1830

Meijer, Gerardus

2nd Lieutenant: 22 January 1814                            
1st Lieutenant: 5 August 1814                                

* Transferred 1 April 1815 to the Bataljon Artillerie van Linie No.5.

Meyl, Franciscus Anthonie Ernst

1st Lieutenant: 22 January 1814                             
Captain-Company-Commander: 8 December 1815
Major: 21 February 1833                                       
Lieutenant-Colonel: 3 January 1839                         

* Transferred 1 August 1826 to the 1ste Bataljon Veldartillerie; returned to the horse artillery 1833; Lieutenant-Colonel-commander of the horse artillery 9 January 1841; commander of the 3de Regiment Artillerie te Voet 22 March 1841.

Muller, Joachim Frederik

1st Lieutenant: 14 February 1814                           
Captain-Company-Commander: 8 December 1815
Major: 5 January 1830                                           MWO:

* ADC of Lt-Col H.R. Trip during the Waterloo campaign;Transferred 1 August 1826 to the 1ste Bataljon Veldartillerie

Overbeek, G.

2nd Lieutenant: 22 January 1814                            

* Saw apparently no active service with the horse artillery.

Petter, Abraham

Born: 's Hertogenbosch (NL), 7 July 1776
Died: Kampen (NL), 1 June 1865
In Service: 1 August 1792                                      

Ramaer, Pieter Anthonie

Sous-Lieutenant:
2nd Lieutenant adjoint: 28 January 1807Pensioned: 17 July 1834
1st Lieutenant: 8 August 1808                                
Captain-Company-Commander: 12 April 1814
Major: 21 June 1828                                             
Lieutenant-Colonel: 13 February 1834                      

* 1805 in Germany with the Dutch contingent as sergeant with the horse artillery; Prisoner of war 26 August 1813.

Reichard, Johan George

Lieutenant pikeur: 22 January 1814                         
Lieutenant instructor: 14 April 1815

* 1805 Donau campaign as sergeant with the horse artillery; Transferred 1 May 1821 to the Bataljon van Luxemburg.

Reijntjes, Hendrik Willem

2nd Lieutenant: 5 August 1814                               
1st Lieutenant: 9 August 1814                                

* Served with Half Horse Artillery Battery ‘Gey’ during the Waterloo campaign, present at Quatre Bras and Waterloo; Transferred 7 May 1821 to the 4de Bataljon Artillerie Nationale Militie.

Rengers, Wiggert Wiggerts

2nd Lieutenant: 31 December 1814                         

* Transferred 26 July 1817 to the 5de Bataljon Artillerie Nationale Militie.

Scholl, Gabriël Frederik

2nd Lieutenant: 6 April 1815                                   

* Transferred 1 January 1820 as 1st Lieutenant to the 2de Bataljon Veldartillerie.

Seyff, Pieter Franciscus de

2nd Lieutenant: 6 August 1811                               
Captain-Company-Commander: 9 March 1814 (French Army); 24 June 1814 (Netherlands Army)

* 1800-’01 campaign in Germany; 1805 as bombardier with the horse artillery embarked on the roads of Texel for the invasion of Britain; 1805 campaign in Austria; Appointed 5 January 1830 Major plaatselijk artillerie commandant (‘local artillery commander’).

Smissen, Jacob Lodewijk Dominicus / Jacques-Louis-Dominique Baron van der

Born: Brussels (Be), 21 October 1788
Died: 1856
In Service: 1 July 1809 (French service)

Smissen, Jacobus Lambertus van der

Born: 1796
Died: 1850
2nd Lieutenant: 16 March 1814                      
2nd Captain: 17 February 1817
MWO: 4th Class Knight 11 August 1815 (for Waterloo)

* Served with Horse Artillery Battery ‘Krahmer’ during the Waterloo campaign, present at Waterloo; Transferred 1822 to the 2de Bataljon Veldartillerie.

Steen, Jan Baptist van der

Born: 1789
Honourable Discharge: 17 October 1818
2nd Lieutenant: 22 October 1814                            
1st Lieutenant: 14 October 1815                             
MWO: 4th Class Knight 11 August 1815 (for Waterloo)

* Served with Horse Artillery Battery ‘Krahmer’ during the Waterloo campaign, present at Waterloo.

Swaan-Hazelhof, A.E. de

2nd Lieutenant: 22 January 1814         

* Saw apparently no active service with the horse artillery.

Sydow, Frederik Christiaan van

Born: Westhausen (Ge), 1774
In Service: 9 December 1790 (Dutch Republic)
Honourable Discharge: 1795
Pensioned: 23 July 1814
2nd Lieutenant: 22 February 1793                        
Captain-Company-Commander: 22 January 1814

* 1794 with the 1st company of the 1ste Brigade Rijdende Artillerie.

Trip, Hendrik Rudolph

Born: ‘s Hertogenbosch (NL), 2 April 1779
Died: The Hague (NL), 7 January 1865
In Service: 9 April 1791                                         

Velden, Carel Willem Cornelis van der

Died: 14 August 1829
2nd Lieutenant: 11 July 1814                                  
Captain: 15 January 1826

Villers du Dufourneau, Nicolas Jean de

Born: 1792
1st Lieutenant: 22 October 1814                             
Captain-Company-Commander: 14 April 1815
MWO: 4th Class Knight 11 August 1815 (for Waterloo)
*Served with Horse Artillery Battery ‘Krahmer’during the Waterloo campaign, present at Waterloo; Transferred 1 August 1828 to the 5de Bataljon Artillerie Nationale Militie.

Walland, Jan

Honourable Discharge: 3 October 1820
2nd Lieutenant: 5 January 1815

Wassenaar van St.-Pancras, Willem Hendrik Jacob baron van

Born: 1796
Died: 1856 
2nd Lieutenant: 20 March 1815
1st Lieutenant: 19 February 1819          
MWO: 4th Class Knight 18 July 1815 (for Quatre Bras and Waterloo)

* Served with Half Horse Artillery Battery ‘Gey’ during the Waterloo campaign, present at Quatre Bras and Waterloo; Transferred 5 August 1822 to the 4de Bataljon Artillerie Nationale Militie.

Wasseroth de Vincy, Alfred Henri

Honourable Discharge: (placed on non-activity 12 September 1830)
1st Lieutenant: 1 April 1815
Captain-Company-Commander: 13 February 1817 / 20 September 1820???

* Served with Horse Artillery Battery ‘Bijleveld’ during the Waterloo campaign; wounded at Waterloo, 18 June 1815.

Worbert, Lodewijk Jan

2nd Lieutenant: 16 June 1805
Captain-Company-Commander: 13 February 1813 (French Army); 5 August 1814 (Netherlands Army)

* 1805 with the Dutch contingent in Germany; 1805-’06 in Prussia and Swedish Pommern; Transferred 21 September 1823 as Major to the artillery train.

Zehelein, Hendrik Christiaan

Pensioned: March 1851 (fl. 1,400), living in Deventer (NL).           
2nd Lieutenant: 1 March 1815

* Transferred 1 January 1820 as 1st Lieutenant to the 3de Bataljon Veldartillerie; still alive in 1865.

 

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