William Viscount Tunbridge's Foot

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Origin and History

This regiment was raised on 12 April 1706.

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

  • from 12 April 1706: William, Viscount Tunbridge
  • from 1 February 1707 to 1712: Humphrey Gore

The regiment was disbanded on 4 August 1712.

Service during the War

In 1706, the regiment was sent to Ireland.

In 1710, the regiment served in Spain. On 27 July, it took part in the Battle of Almenar, where it was deployed in Lepell’s Brigade in the second line of the centre. On 20 August, it fought in the Battle of Saragossa, where it was deployed in Lepell's Brigade in the second line. On 8 December, it was supposedly present at the Combat of Brihuega, but we did not find any mention of it in the order of battle. However, records mention that it surrendered as prisoners of war at the end of this battle.

On 4 August 1712, the regiment was disbanded.


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

  • Vol. V. pp. 11, 199
  • Vol. VI. pp. 13, 246

Tunath, Andrew: The British army in Catalonia after the battle of Brihuega, 1710-1712, in Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Vol. 91, No. 367 (Autumn 2013), pp. 182-205

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