Thomas Stringer'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: Thomas Stringer
  • from 1 September 1706: John Duke of Argyll
  • from 24 September 1707: Charles Earl of Orrery
  • from 8 December 1710: Charles de Sybourg
  • from 16 October 1713: John Corbett

Service during the War

In 1704, additional companies were raised.

By July 1705, the regiment formed part of the British Contingent operating in the Low Countries.

On 23 May 1706, the regiment took part in the 1706-05-23 – Battle of Ramillies, where it was deployed in Macartney's Brigade, in the first line of the infantry right wing.

In August 1710, the regiment took part in the siege and capture of Béthune, where it was attached to Fagel’s Corps.


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Dalton, Charles (ed.): English Army List and Commission Registers Vol. VI. p. 11

Public Record Office Lists and Indexes, Vol. 53, Reprint New York 1963, p. 451

N.B.: the section Service during the War is partly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.


Jörg Meier for the initial version of this article