Du Breuille Infantry

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Origin and History

From 1665 to 1702, this regiment belonged to a Celler regiment (known as De la Motte Infantry since 1683) counting two battalions. In 1702, each battalion became an independent regiment.

During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regimental Chefs were:

  • from 1702 to 1723: Colonel Jacques du Breuille (died in 1723 as major-general)

Service during the War

In 1702, the new regiment went to the Netherlands. On 23 July, it took part in an action near Peer and in the siege of Venlo.

On June 30 1703, the regiment fought in the Battle of Ekeren. On 15 November, it took part in the Combat of Speyerbach.

From May 1704, the regiment took part in Marlborough's march to the Danube. On July 2, it was at the Battle of the Schellenberg. On 13 August, it fought in the victorious Battle of Blenheim.

In 1705, the regiment was incorporated in the Hanoverian Army. The same year, it went to Brabant.

On 23 May 1706, the regiment fought in the Battle of Ramillies where it suffered heavy casualties. In August, it was at the siege of Menin. It later took part in the siege and capture of Ath.

In 1707, the regiment campaigned on the Rhine.

In 1708, the regiment was sent back to the Netherlands. On 11 July, it fought in the Battle of Oudenarde. It then served in the long siege and capture of Lille.

In 1709, the regiment was at the siege and capture of Tournai. On 11 September, it took part in the Battle of Malplaquet.

In 1710, the regiment took part in the capture of Douai and Aire.

In 1711, the regiment served on the Rhine.

In 1712, the regiment returned to the Netherlands.

In 1713, the regiment took up cantonments on the Rhine.


In 1702, the new regiment received red uniforms with with grey as its distinctive colour. In 1709, the uniform was changed to red with blue as distinctive colour.


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