Origin and History
The regiment was raised on 3 March 1701 for Henry Bois Billand de Montaciel, Chevalier de Lislemarais. It consisted of one battalion and was maintained by the Provinces of Holland.
Since its creation, the successive colonels of the regiment were:
- from 3 March 1701 to 8 January 1723: Henry Bois Billand de Montaciel, Chevalier de Lislemarais
In 1748, the regiment was incorporated into the Henry Baron des Villattes Infantry Regiment.
Service during the War
In December 1703, the regiment was posted in Flanders under the command of General Coehoorn.
The regiment served in Portugal and Spain.
On 25 April 1707, the regiment took part in the Battle of Almansa, where it was deployed in the second line of the infantry centre. It was decimated during this battle and its remnants were withdrawn from Spain afterwards.
The regiment was re-formed again.
N.B.: the section Service during the War is partly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.
Wienand Drenth for the research on this regiment
Phil Carrington for his work on the lineage of Dutch regiments