Richard Gorges's Foot

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Origin and History

This regiment was raised in Ireland in 1703.

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

  • from 10 April 1703: Richard Gorges (transferred to the former Earl of Donegall's Foot on 15 April 1706)
  • from 15 April 1706: Thomas Allen
  • from 29 March 1708: Thomas Moore
  • from 11 July 1710 to 1713: Richard Molesworth

The regiment was disbanded in 1713.

Service during the War

In August 1705, the regiment embarked for Spain. From August to October, it took part in the siege and capture of Barcelona.

In 1706, the regiment was posted in Valencia.

The regiment was disbanded in 1713.

Uniform

Black tricorne, red coat, white waistcoat, breeches, stockings, and neck stock.

Colours

no information found yet

References

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

  • Vol. V. p. 244
  • Vol. VI. (1707-1714), London 1904, pp. 153


Campillo, Xavier Rubio: God Save Catalonia! England’s intervention in Catalonia during the War of the Spanish Succession, p. 52

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