Marcus Viscount Dungannon's Foot

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Origin and History

This regiment was raised in Ireland in 1704.

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

  • from 1 March 1704: Marcus, Viscount Dungannon
  • from 8 November 1706 to 1713: Francois, Marquis Montandre

The regiment was disbanded in 1713.

Service during the War

On 6 April 1707, the regiment was taken prisoner to a man within 10 km of Alicante by an old Spanish officer with 80 dragoons, who had lain in an ambush in the olive groves and fell upon the centre of the unit which was on the long march. The Marquis de Montandre was not in command of the regiment at the time, being a major-general with the British forces in Portugal. The bulk of the regiment remained prisoners until the Treaty of Utrecht (spring 1713) set them free. The regiment was disbanded the same year.


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Atkinson, C.T.: More Light on Almanza, In: Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Vol. 25, No. 104 (Winter, 1947), pp. 144-161

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

  • Vol. V. p. 245
  • Vol. VI. p. 162


Jörg Meier for the initial version of this article