Regiments Based in County Louth

 

1689-1927

 

 

 

 

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Two early 20th-century postcards: On the left is Millmount Barracks, Drogheda, showing the Louth Riles (6th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles) at drill. On the right, The Military Barracks, Dundalk.


 


 

The following list may be of assistance in tracing military ancestors who were based in County Louth. The "Year" indicates that the regiment was stationed in Co. Louth at some period during that year or perhaps the year before or afterwards depending on the length of the stay by the regiment at that station. In the case of the Irish Militia Regiments (pre-1855), the Regiment Number given is that number given in the order of precedence of the 38 Militia units, as settled at ballot 8 August 1793.

 

The list used by Gavin & O'Sullivan in Dundalk, A Military History [DMH] was compiled from lists in Tempest's Annual of 1898 and 1906.

 

I have been able to give a reference for most entries. A small number elude me. This, I hope, will be remedied at some stage, when I find my original notes. There is probably some duplication of regiments in particular years. Different publications often refer to regiments under different names. I thought it best to leave them in. Date format in references is dd/mm/yyyy.

 

B.H.

 


 

 

The list was compiled from various sources:

 

Francis Joseph Bigger, "Military Movements in 1793" in JCLAHS, Vol 7, No. 3, 1931

Colonel George Jackson Hey, The "Constitutional Force", UK 1908

John M. Kitzmiller II, In Search of the "Forlorn Hope", Utah, 1988 [2 Vols.]

John M. Kitzmiller II, In Search of the "Forlorn Hope" Supplemental Section, Utah, 1988

Joseph Gavin & Harold O'Sullivan, Dundalk, A Military History, Dundalk 1987 [DMH]

Joseph Gavin & Stephen O'Donnell, Military Barracks Dundalk, A Brief History, Dundalk 1999

Sir Henry McNally, The Irish Militia 1793-1816, Dublin 1949

Dundalk Military Chaplain's Register 1854-1876 (Church of Ireland Registers on microfilm, RCB Library, Dublin)

The Irish Times [IT] Online Archive http://www.Ireland.com

Freeman's Journal [FJ], Irish Newspaper Archives Ltd. http://www.irishnewsarchive.com/

The Nation [TN], Irish Newspaper Archives Ltd. http://www.irishnewsarchive.com/

The Times online archive [TT] http://archive.timesonline.co.uk/tol/archive/

The Caledonian Mercury [CM] http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/

Belfast News-Letter [BNL] http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/

The Aberdeen Journal [AJ] http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/

Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper [LWN] http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/

The Derby Mercury [DM] http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/

Tempest's Annual (TA)

William Clarke, Memoirs of Sergeant William Clarke Scots Greys (SWC) [John Rylands Library, Manchester]

Richard Cannon, Historical Records of the Fifth Regiment of Foot or Northumberland Fusiliers, London 1838 [HRNF]

Thomas Carter (Editor), Historical Records of the 26th or Cameronian Regiment, London 1867 [HRCR]

 

 


 

REGIMENTS BASED IN COUNTY LOUTH   Brendan Hall 2017

 

           

Regiments Based in County Louth

Year

Regt Number

Regt Name

Place

Comment

Ref

1689

5th

Princess Charlotte of Wales's Dragoon Guards

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1689

7th

Princess Royal's Regt. of Dragoon Guards

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1689

3rd

King's Own Hussars

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1689

4th

King's Own Royal, Lancaster

Dundalk

Foot

Kitzmiller

1689

8th

Kings Liverpool Regiment

Dundalk

Foot

Kitzmiller

1689

12th

East Suffolk Regiment

Dundalk

Foot

Kitzmiller

1689

18th

Royal Irish Regiment

Dundalk

Foot

Kitzmiller

1689

22nd

Cheshire Regiment

Dundalk

Foot

Kitzmiller

1689

23rd

Royal Welch Fusiliers

Dundalk

Foot

Kitzmiller

1689

24th

South Wales Borderers

Dundalk

Foot

Kitzmiller

1689

2nd

Royal Scots Greys

Boyne

Dragoons

Kitzmiller

1689

7th

Princess Royal's Regt. of Dragoon Guards

Carlingford

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1689

1st

The Royal Dragoons

Carlingford

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1689

4th

King's Own Royal, Lancaster

Slane Bridge

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

-

Royal Horse Guards, The Blues

Drogheda

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

7th

Princess Royal's Regt. of Dragoon Guards

Drogheda

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

3rd

King's Own Hussars

Drogheda

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

4th

King's Own Royal, Lancaster

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

23rd

Royal Welch Fusiliers

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

-

Royal Horse Guards, The Blues

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

1st

King's Dragoon Guards

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

5th

Princess Charlotte of Wales's Dragoon Guards

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

-

Royal Horse Guards, The Blues

Boyne River

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

4th

King's Own Royal, Lancaster

Boyne River

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

1st

Life Guards

Boyne

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

2nd

Life Guards

Boyne

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

-

Royal Horse Guards, The Blues

Boyne

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

1st

King's Dragoon Guards

Boyne

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

2rd

Queen's Bays, Dragoon Guards

Boyne

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

5th

Princess Charlotte of Wales's Dragoon Guards

Boyne

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

6th

Dragoon Guards, The Carabiniers

Boyne

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

7th

Princess Royal's Regt. of Dragoon Guards

Boyne

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

1st

The Royal Dragoons

Boyne

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

3rd

King's Own Hussars

Boyne

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

4th

Queen's Own Hussars

Boyne

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

5th

Royal Irish Lancers

Boyne

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

6th

Inniskilling Dragoons

Boyne

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

2nd

Queen's Royal, West Surrey

Boyne

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

7th

Princess Royal's Regt. of Dragoon Guards

Slane Bridge

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

3rd

King's Own Hussars

Bedloe's Castle [Castletown, Dundalk?]

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

4th

King's Own Royal, Lancaster

Boyne

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

5th

Northumberland Fusiliers

Boyne

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

6th

Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers

Boyne

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

8th

King's Regiment - Liverpool

Boyne

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

9th

Royal Norfolk Regiment

Boyne

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

11th

North Devonshire Regiment

Boyne

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

12th

East Suffolk Regiment

Boyne

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

13th

Somerset Light Infantry, Prince Albert's

Boyne

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

18th

Royal Irish Regiment

Boyne

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

19th

1st Yorkshire North Riding (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own)

Boyne

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

20th

Lancashire (East Devon) Fusiliers

Boyne

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

22nd

Cheshire Regiment

Boyne

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

23rd

Royal Welch Fusiliers

Boyne

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

27th

Inniskilling Regiment

Boyne

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

7th

Princess Royal's Regt. of Dragoon Guards

Slane Bridge

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

4th

King's Own Royal, Lancaster

Slane Bridge

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

5th

Princess Charlotte of Wales's Dragoon Guards

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

3rd

King's Own Hussars

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1690

8th

Kings Liverpool Regiment

Dundalk

Foot

Kitzmiller

1690

5th

Northumberland Fusiliers

Dundalk

Infantry

HRNF

1699

23rd

Royal Welch Fusiliers

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1717

1st

The Royal Scots

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1717

24th

South Wales Borderers

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1720

5th

Royal Irish Lancers

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1730

27th

Inniskilling Regiment

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1730

27th

Inniskilling Regiment

Dundalk

Foot

Kitzmiller

1749

27th

Inniskilling Regiment

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1751

27th

Inniskilling Regiment

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1764

12th

Dragoons

Dundalk

Cavalry; "Colonel Harvey's Dragoons"

FJ 02/06/1764

1765

2nd

Queen's Royal, West Surrey

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1770

57th

West Middlesex Regiment

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1773

5th

Royal Irish Lancers

Drogheda

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1774

57th

West Middlesex Regiment

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1776

68th

Durham Light Infantry

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1777

68th

Durham Light Infantry

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1784

5th

Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

Drogheda

Foot; [5 Companies]

1784

5th

Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

Dundalk

Foot; [3 Companies]

1785

24th

South Wales Borderers

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1785

26th

Cameronian Regiment

Dundalk

Foot; [also in Carrickmacross]

1785

26th

Cameronian Regiment

Drogheda

Foot

1786

61st

South Gloucestershire Regiment

Drogheda

Foot; [4 Companies]

1786

61st

South Gloucestershire Regiment

Dundalk

Foot; [3 Companies; also 1 in C'macross]

1788

58th

Rutlandshire Regiment

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1788

61st

South Gloucestershire Regiment

Dundalk

Foot; [1 Company]

FJ 10/04/1788

1789

46th

South Devonshire Regiment

Dundalk

Foot; [3 Companies]

FJ 04/04/1789

1791

63rd

West Suffolk Regiment

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1792

56th

West Essex Regiment

Dundalk

Foot; [3 Companies; plus 1 in C'macross]

FJ 26/04/1792

1792

63rd

West Suffolk Regiment

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1792

17th

Light Dragoons

Drogheda

Cavalry

FJ 06/11/1792

1792

56th

West Essex Regiment

Drogheda

Foot; [2 Companies]

FJ 26/04/1792

1793

8th

The King's Regiment

Dundalk

Foot

FJ 23/04/1793

1793

29th

Fermanagh Militia

Dundalk

Foot

FJ 05/09/1793

1793

26th

Clare Militia

Drogheda; Over-wintered 1793/94

Foot

FJ 29/08/1793

1793

17th

Dragoon Guards

Drogheda

Cavalry [Two Troops]

CLAHJ 1931

1793

7th

Dragoon Guards

Drogheda

Cavalry [Two Troops]

CLAHJ 1931

1794

12th

East Suffolk Regiment

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1794

15th

Longford Militia

Dundalk

Foot

FJ 12/04/1794

1794

16th

Londonderry Militia

Drogheda

Foot

FJ 18/11/1794

1795

36th

Donegall Militia

Drogheda

Foot

FJ 18/08/1795

1797

8th

Armagh Militia

Drogheda

Foot

FJ 13/04/1797

1798

93rd

Sutherland Regiment

Drogheda

Foot

TT 28/07/1798

1799

-

Dumfriesshire Dragoons

Dundalk

Cavalry

DM 07/03/1799

1799

-

Dumfriesshire Dragoons

Drogheda

Cavalry

DM 07/03/1799

1799

-

Roxburgh & Selkirkshire Dragoons (Fencible Infantry)

Dundalk

Cavalry

DM 07/03/1799

1799

-

Oxfordshire Militia

Dundalk

Cavalry

BCW 03/10/1799

1799

-

Oxfordshire Militia

Drogheda

Cavalry

BCW 03/10/1799

1800

71st

Highland Light Infantry

Dundalk

Foot

Kitzmiller

1800

-

Mid-Lothian Fencibles

Drogheda

Cavalry [Militia]; Disbanded at Drogheda 20 Sep.[CM]

CM 14/08/1800

1801

71st

Highland Light Infantry

Dundalk

Foot

Kitzmiller

1802

3rd

King's Own Hussars

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1803

3rd

King's Own Hussars

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1806

7th

Princess Royal's Regiment of Dragoon Guards

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1806

71st

Highland Infantry

Dundalk

Foot; 2nd Batt

CM 22/12/1806

1807

1st

The Royal Dragoons

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1808

81st

Loyal Lincoln Volunteers

Dundalk

Foot

Kitzmiller

1809

74th

Highlanders

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1809

2nd

Royal Scots Greys

Dundalk

Dragoons

SWC

1810

6th

Inniskilling Dragoons

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1811

1st

The Royal Dragoons

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1812

7th

Princess Royal's Regiment of Dragoon Guards

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1813

7th

Princess Royal's Regiment of Dragoon Guards

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1813

6th

Royal East Middlesex Regiment of Militia

Dundalk

Foot

FJ 22/07/1813

1813

61st

South Gloucestershire Regiment (2nd. Batt.)

Dundalk

Foot

FJ 29/09/1813

1814

7th

Princess Royal's Regiment of Dragoon Guards

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1814

6th

Inniskilling Dragoons

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1814

61st

South Gloucestershire Regiment

Dundalk

Foot

Kitzmiller

1814

42nd

Royal Highland Regt.

Dundalk

Foot

FJ 26/07/1814

1815

91st

Princess Louise's Argyllshire Highlanders

Carlingford

Foot

Kitzmiller

1815

7th

Princess Royal's Regiment of Dragoon Guards

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1815

7th

Queen's Own Hussars

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1816

62nd

The Wiltshire Regiment

Dundalk

Foot; also based at Drogheda, Ardee, C'macross

CM 20/04/1816

1817

14th

King's Hussars

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1817

45th

Nottinghamshire Regiment, The Sherwood Foresters

Dundalk

Foot

JOF 12/04/1817

1818

14th

King's Hussars

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1818

45th

Nottinghamshire Regiment, The Sherwood Foresters

Dundalk

Foot

Kitzmiller

1819

42nd

The Black Watch

Dundalk

Foot

Kitzmiller

1820

3rd

The Buffs, Royal East Kent

Ardee

Foot

Kitzmiller

1820

3rd

The Buffs, Royal East Kent

Carlingford

Foot

Kitzmiller

1820

93rd

Sutherland Highlanders

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1820

1st

The Royal Dragoon Guards

Dundalk

Cavalry

FJ 02/02/1820

1820

3rd

The Buffs, Royal East Kent

Dundalk

Foot

Kitzmiller

1820

3rd

The Buffs [3rd East Kent Regt.]

Drogheda

Foot

FJ 29/04/1820

1820

8th

Veteran Battalion (2 Companies)

Drogheda

Foot

FJ 04/03/1820

1821

5th

Princess Charlotte of Wales's Dragoon Guards

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1821

7th

Queen's Own Hussars

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1822

5th

Princess Charlotte of Wales's Dragoon Guards

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1823

7th

Princess Royal's Regiment of Dragoon Guards

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1823

4th

Queen's Own Hussars

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1823

8th

Veteran Battalion

Dundalk

Foot

FJ 06/11/1823

1824

63rd

West Suffolk Regiment

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1824

5th

Princess Charlotte of Wales's Dragoon Guards

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1824

7th

Queen's Own Hussars

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1824

63rd

West Suffolk Regiment

Dundalk

Foot

Kitzmiller

1825

73rd

Perthshire Regiment

Drogheda

Foot

Kitzmiller

1825

5th

Princess Charlotte of Wales's Dragoon Guards

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1825

1st

The Royal Dragoons

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1825

5th

Royal Irish Lancers

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1825

63rd

West Suffolk Regiment

Dundalk

Foot

Kitzmiller

1825

26th

Cameronian Regiment (3 Battalions)

Drogheda

Foot

HRCR

1826

1st

The Royal Dragoons

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1827

3rd

King's Own Hussars

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1828

8th

King's Royal Irish Hussars

Dundalk

Cavalry

Kitzmiller

1828

17th

Lancers

Dundalk

Cavalry