Trognée Infantry

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised in 1703 as per a treaty signed on 15 March between the British and Dutch governments providing for an Augmentation Force of 20,000 men to be financed half by the States General and half by Great Britain. The regiment formed part of the Walloon contingent raised from Liège ("Luikerwalen"). It was in Dutch pay and had a strength of 13 companies of 61 men each.

Since its creation, the successive colonels of the regiment were:

  • from 1703: Jean Grimont, Heer van Trognée
  • from 1705: Guillaume Thomas Delsuperché
  • from 1710 to 1713: Jacobus de Spaen

The regiment was dismissed on 19 April 1713.

Service during the War

In 1703, the regiment possibly took part in the siege of Huy. In November and December, it was possibly at the siege of Trarbach since its colonel acted as first engineer during this siege. In December, the regiment took up its winter-quarters in Huy.

By 27 May 1704, the regiment was part of the large force assembled by Field-Marshal Nassau-Ouwerkerk near Houtain.

In 1706, the regiment was at the siege of Ostend.

On 11 July 1708, the regiment took part in the Battle of Oudenarde where it formed part of Gobeder's Brigade. In September, it fought in an engagement near Lille.

On 11 September 1709, the regiment took part in the Battle of Malplaquet, where it formed part of Schwarzel's Brigade. In September and October, it was at the Siege of Mons.

Uniform

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Colours

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References

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20, 1705-1706. Introduction

The Letters and Dispatches of John Churchill of Marlborough, Vol. 1

Vial, Jean-Louis: Nec Pluribus Impar – Liste ou établissemens de tous les Corps qui composent les 20,000 hommes dont la Reine de Grande Bretagne et les États Généraux sont convenus d'augmenter leurs troupes en 1703

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