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Edward Dillon's Regiment

Dillon's Regiment was raised in Northern Italy in 1795 from the former French Irish Brigade. It had recruits from Ireland, Italy and French Emigrés. It was placed on the British establishment in 1805, and was disbanded in 1814.

Edward Dillon's Regiment

1803 Edward Dillon's

23 Sept 1803 Downing Street to Villettes: To enable you to augment the force which it may be necessary to hold at the disposal of Lord Nelson for Sicily, the Regiment of Chasseurs Britanniques consisting of about 440 men will be sent to Malta and the Officers and NCO of the regiment of Dillon which has been disbanded at Gibraltar are also to come to Malta in order to receive a part of the recruits that may be expected to arrive from Italy.

1804 Edward Dillon's

Malta 1 Sept 1804 Strength: 22 Commissioned and Warrant Officers, 6 NCOs, 26 rank and file fit for duty, 0 rank and file sick, 65 total officers and men.

1805 Edward Dillon's

Mar 1805 437 men of Dillon's Regiment composed mainly of Italians and Spaniards arrival at Malta. The regiment had 1 surgeon and 1 assistant surgeon. It was quartered at Fort Chambray Gozo.

Malta 1 July Strength: 23 Commissioned and Warrant Officers, 23 NCOs, 387 rank and file fit for duty, 23 rank and file sick, 467 total officers and men, 467 establishment.

Malta 1 Aug Strength: 22 Commissioned and Warrant Officers, 17 NCOs, 218 rank and file fit for duty, 23 rank and file sick, 288 total officers and men, 288 establishment.

1 Nov 1805 Strength: 467 officers and men, with 387 rank and file fit for duty and 23 sick in hospital.

1806 Edward Dillon's

Malta 1 July 1806 Strength: 35 Commissioned and Warrant Officers, 66 NCOs, 410 rank and file fit for duty, 25 rank and file sick, 535 total officers and men, 535 establishment.

1807 Edward Dillon's

Malta 1 July 1807 Strength: 33 Commissioned and Warrant Officers, 56 NCOs, 611 rank and file fit for duty, 51 rank and file sick, 757 total officers and men, 695 establishment.

Malta 1 Nov 1807 Strength: 34 Commissioned and Warrant Officers, 56 NCOs, 625 rank and file fit for duty, 51 rank and file sick, 771 total officers and men, 695 establishment.

1808 Edward Dillon's

Malta 1 Feb 1808 Strength: 34 Commissioned and Warrant Officers, 56 NCOs, 625 rank and file fit for duty, 51 rank and file sick, 771 total officers and men, 695 establishment.

Malta 1 Aug Strength: 33 Commissioned and Warrant Officers, 56 NCOs, 663 rank and file fit for duty, 56 rank and file sick, 814 total officers and men, 693 establishment.

Malta 1 Sept Strength: 35 Commissioned and Warrant Officers, 65 NCOs, 654 rank and file fit for duty, 66 rank and file sick, 824 total officers and men, 695 establishment.

Sept 1808 Dillon's Regiment embarked at Malta.

References

  1. TNA:CO 158/15, War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office Malta, Secretary of State Despatches Military 1803-08.