William Evans's Foot

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Origin and History

This regiment was raised in 1703.

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

  • from 10 April 1703 to 1713: William Evans

The regiment was disbanded in 1713.

Service during the War

In July 1705, the regiment was part of the British Contingent operating in the Low Countries.

On 23 May 1706, the regiment took part in the Battle of Ramillies, where it was deployed in Macartney's Brigade in the first line of the infantry right wing. In August, the regiment was present at the Siege of Menin.

In July 1709, the regiment took part in the Siege of Tournai, where it was posted on the left bank of the Scheldt River.

In 1713, the regiment was disbanded.


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Dalton, Charles (ed.): English Army List and Commission Registers Vol. V. p. 10

Public Record Office Lists and Indexes, Vol. 53, Reprint New York 1963, p. 444

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