Tozin Infantry

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Origin and History

The regiment was created in 1692 for Brigadier La Motte with three companies contributed by the Celler Boisdavid Infantry and three companies by La Motte Infantry. The new regiment was immediately sent to Hungary to fight the Turks and took part in the siege of Grosswardein. In 1693, it was at the siege of Belgrade. In 1694, it participated in the defence of Peterwardein. At the end of the same year, when it returned home, it ceded two companies back to their original regiments but its total strength was maintained at six companies. Furthermore, Brigadier La Motte returned to his former regiment, being replaced by Lieutenant-Colonel Tozin at the head of the present regiment. In 1695, two new companies were added to the regiment but were disbanded in 1697.

In 1696, during the Nine Years' War (1688–97), the regiment was among the reinforcements sent to the Netherlands by the Duchy of Lüneburg.

During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regimental Chefs were:

  • from 1694: Colonel Tozin (killed in action at the Battle of the Schellenberg in 1704)
  • from 1704 to 1724: Major-General Otto von Reck

Service during the War

In 1701, the regiment received two additional companies.

In 1702, the regiment marched to the Netherlands and took part in the capture of Liège.

On 30 June 1703, the regiment fought in the Battle of Ekeren.

On July 2 1704, the regiment fought in the Battle of the Schellenberg. On 13 August, it took part in the Battle of Blenheim.

In 1705, the regiment was incorporated in the Hanoverian Army. It took part in the capture of Sintvliet.

On 23 May 1706, the regiment fought in the Battle of Ramillies and took part in the siege and capture of Menin.

On 11 July 1708, the regiment took part in the Battle of Oudenarde. It then covered the long siege of Lille.

From 27 June to 3 September 1709, the regiment took part in the siege of Tournai. On 11 September, it fought in the sanguinary Battle of Malplaquet.

In 1711, the regiment took part in the sieges of Douai and Bouchain.

In 1712, the regiment served on the Rhine.

In 1714, the regiment returned home.


Red coat lined white with white lapels and cuffs; white waistcoat; silver buttons.


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