1745 British Forces

1745 British Forces

Qty

In Great Britain

Detail Private
Men
Officers
Total  
2 Troops of Horse guards, each   130 25 310  
1 Troop of Grenadier guards   119 31 150  
2 Regiments of Horse 6 Troops, 38 private Men, each 228 46 548  
5 Regiments of Dragoons 6 Troops, 59 private Men, each 354 81 2,175  
1 Battalion of 1st Reg. Foot Guards 18 Companies, 71 private Men, each 1,278 215 1,493  
1 Battalion of 2nd Reg. Foot Guards 9 Companies, 71 private Men, each 639 109 748  
1 Battalion of 3rd Reg. Foot Guards 9 Companies, 71 private Men, each 639 109 748  
10 Regiments of Foot, each 10 Companies, 70 private Men, each 700 115 8,150  
2 Regiments of Foot, each 10 Companies, 100 private Men, each 1,000 155 2,310  
10 Regiments of Marines ** 10 Companies, 100 private Men, each 1,000 155 11,550  
1 Regiment of invalids 10 Companies, 43 private Men, each 430 85 515  
25 Independent comp of invalids, each   44 8 1,300  
5 ditto taken out of Chelsea, each   90 11 505  
  Total in Great Britain         30,502
             
** Note: Marines quartered in Portsmouth.
Some are with the admirals Rowley and Ogle.
         
             
  In FLANDERS          
2 Troops of Horse guards, each   156 25 362  
1 Troop of Grenadier guards   146 31 177  
1 Regiments of Horse of 9 Troops, 52 private Men, each 468 76 544  
1 Regiments of Horse of 9 Troops, 50 private Men, each 450 76 526  
1 Regiments of Horse of 6 Troops, 51 private Men, each 306 48 354  
6 Regiments of Dragoons, each 6 Troops, 75 private Men, each 450 87 3,222  
1 Bat of 1st Reg. Foot Guard 10 Companies, 71 private Men, each 710 110 820  
1 Battalion of 2nd Reg. Foot Guard 9 Companies, 71 private Men, each 639 99 738  
1 Battalion of 3rd Reg. Foot Guard 9 Companies, 71 private Men, each 639 99 738  
21 Regiments of Foot 12 Companies, 70 private Men, each 840 137 20,517  
  Total in Flanders         27,998
             
  In IRELAND          
3 Regiments of Horse, each 6 Troops, 39 private Men, each 234 45 837  
1 Regiment of Dragoons 9 Troops, 59 private Men, each 531 111 642  
2 Regiments of Dragoons 6 Troops, 59 private Men, each 354 75 858  
1 Battalion of 1st Reg. of Foot 10 Troops, 100 private Men, each 1,000 154 1,154  
5 Regiments of Foot 10 Troops, 100 private Men, each 1,000 154 5,770  
  Total in IRELAND         9,261
             
  In MINORCA          
5 Regiments of foot 10 Companies, 70 Men in @ comp. 700 115 4,075  
  Total in MINORCA         4,075
             
  In GIBRALTAR          
5 Regiments of Foot 10 Companies, 70 Men in @ comp. 700 115 4,075  
  Total in GIBRALTAR         4,075
             
  In the PLANTATIONS          
1 Regiment of Foot - Leewards Islands   700 115 815  
1 Regiment of Foot - Annapolis, Placentia, etc   308 86 394  
1 Regiment of Foot - Georgia   600 84 684  
1 Regiment of Foot - Jamaica   1,000 155 1,155  
4 Independent Company - New York   99 12 444  
1 Independent Company - Bermuda   49 8 57  
1 Independent Company - Providence   99 13 112  
  Total in the PLANTATIONS         3,661
             
  Total BRITISH FORCES         79,572

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Reference: Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 15, March 1745, Pages 149