Edmund Soames's Foot

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Origin and History

This regiment was raised in 1705.

During the War of the Spanish Succession, the successive proprietors of the regiment were:

  • from 25 March 1705: Edmund Soames
  • from September 1706: William Watkins
  • from 24 October 1709 to 1712: Sir Robert Rich

The regiment was disbanded in 1712.

Service during the War

In 1707, the regiment relieved Bowles's Foot at Gibraltar.

By the end of March 1712, the regiment was stationed in Catalonia. By July, it was still campaigning in Spain.

Uniform

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References

Dalton, Charles (ed.): English Army List and Commission Registers

  • Vol. V. p. 11
  • Vol. VI. p. 13

Public Record Office Lists and Indexes, Vol. 53, Reprint New York 1963, p. 450

Scouller, R.E.: The Peninsula in the War of the Spanish Scussession, in Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Vol. 55, No. 221 (Spring 1977), pp. 35-53

Tunath, Andrew: The British army in Catalonia after the battle of Brihuega, 1710-1712, in Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Vol. 91, No. 367 (Autumn 2013), pp. 182-205

Acknowledgement

Jörg Meier for the initial version of this article