Lord Mohun's Foot

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Origin and History

This regiment was raised on 12 February 1702.

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

  • from 12 February 1702: James, Lord Mohun
  • from 1 May 1708 to 1713: James Dormer

The regiment was disbanded in 1713.

Service during the War

On 8 August 1706, the regiment took part in the storming of the City of Alicante.

In 1707, the soldiers of the regiment were drafted into other regiments in Spain, and the regiment was re-formed in England.

On 27 July 1710, the regiment took part in the Battle of Almenar, where it was deployed in Lepell’s Brigade in the second line of the centre. On 20 August, it fought in the Battle of Saragossa, where it was deployed in Lepell's Brigade in the second line of the centre. On 8 December, it was present at the Combat of Brihuega where they were taken prisoners.

The regiment was disbanded in 1713.

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References

Dalton, Charles (ed.): English Army List and Commission Registers Vol. VI. (1707-1714), London 1904, pp. 10-11, 281

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

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