Bryas Infanterie

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Origin and History

This Walloon regiment was raised on 3 January 1702 by N. Comte de Bryas.

During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regiment was commanded by

  • from 3 January 1702: N. Comte de Bryas (killed in action at the Battle of Ekeren on 30 June 1703)
  • from June 1703: N., Prince de Croi (killed in action at the 1703-11-15 – Combat of Speyerbach on 15 November 1703)
  • from November 1703 to 1703: N., Chevalier de Bournonville

The regiment was disbanded in 1709.

Service during the War

In 1702, the regiment joined the Army of Flanders.

On 30 June 1703, the regiment took part in the Battle of Ekeren where is colonel was killed.

From 1704 to 1709, the regiment served in Flanders.

In 1709, the regiment was disbanded.


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This article incorporates texts from the following books which are now in the public domain:

  • Susane, Louis: Histoire de l'ancienne infanterie française, J. Corréard, Paris, 1849-1856, Tome 8, p. 291