Henry Cunningham's Dragoons

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Origin and History

This regiment was raised in 1693.

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

  • from 1 February 1693: Henry Conyngham (aka Cunningham)
  • from 26 January 1706: Henry Killigrew
  • from 15 April 1707: John Pepper

Service during the War

In 1704, the regiment campaigned in Portugal where it was attached to Schomberg's Division posted south of the Tagus.

In 1705, the regiment formed part of the British Contingent which took part in the Allied offensive in Extremadura. In August, the regiment was contributed to the Allied force destined for the expedition against Barcelona. From August to October, the regiment took part in the siege and capture of Barcelona.

In 1706, the regiment took part in the campaign in Spain.

For the campaign in Spain, the regiment was attached to the first column of the Allied army. On 25 April, the regiment took part in the Battle of Almansa, where it was deployed in the first line of the left wing.

On 27 July 1710, the regiment took part in the Battle of Almenar, where it was deployed in Pepper’s Brigade in the second line of the left wing. On 20 August, it fought in the Battle of Saragossa, where it was deployed in Nassau's Brigade in the second line. On 8 December, it was present at the Combat of Brihuega.

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References

Dalton, Charles (ed.): English Army List and Commission Registers Vol. VI. (1707-1714), London 1904, p. 4

Campillo, Xavier Rubio: God Save Catalonia! England’s intervention in Catalonia during the War of the Spanish Succession, p. 32

N.B.: the section Service during the War is partly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.

Acknowledgement

Jörg Meier for the initial version of this article