Lord William Strathnaver's Foot

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised in Scotland in May 1702 for Lord William Strathnaver.

Note: this regiment must not be confused with that of John Gordon Lord of Strathnaver Earl of Sutherland, which had been transferred to the Dutch service in 1701.

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

  • from 2 May 1702: Lord William Strathnaver
  • from 15 June 1710: John Pocock

The regiment was disbanded in 1713.

Service during the War

In 1708, the regiment came on the English Establishment and was sent to Flanders. However, Lord Strathnaver was not permitted to go abroad with his regiment.

In August and September 1711, the regiment took part in the siege of Bouchaniche, which capitulated in mid-September.


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Dalton, Charles (ed.): English Army List and Commission Registers, Vol. V. pp. 11, 217

Johnston, S. H. F.: The Scots Army in the Reign of Anne, in: Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, Vol. 3 (1953), p. 7


Jörg Meier for the initial version of this article