Owen Wynne's Foot

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Origin and History

This regiment was raised in 1705.

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

  • from 25 March 1705 to 1713: Owen Wynne

The regiment was disbanded in 1713.

Service during the War

In 1707, the regiment was sent to Portugal.

On 25 October 1708, the regiment took part in the engagement of Leffingue.

In April and May 1710, the regiment took part in the siege and capture of Douai.

The regiment was disbanded in 1713.

Uniform

In June 1705, a deserter wore a red coat lined with yellow, with blue and yellow loops, and a yellow waistcoat. One source specifies that he also wore blue breeches.

In June 1708, the uniform of the grenadiers of the regiment is described as follows: waterfall's cap faced with bear fur, the rest had new red cloth caps, faced with yellow and a wolf head wrought thereon; their livery red, lined and faced with yellow, with blue and white loops.

Colours

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References

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

  • Vol. V. p. 11
  • Vol. VI. p. 241

Linney-Drouet, C.A.: 1692-1799: Extracts from the Notebook of the Late Revd Percy Sumner, In: Journal of the the Society for Army Research, Vol. 78, No. 314 (Summer 2000), pp. 93, 95

Public Record Office Lists and Indexes, Vol. 53, Reprint New York 1963, p. 452

Sumner, Percy: 18th Century Notices of Uniform, In:. Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Vol. 1, No. 5 (September 1922), p. 215

Acknowledgement

Jörg Meier for the initial version of this article