Sunday, 13 November 2011

Grenadiers, Infantry Regiments 'Hirzel', 'Constant'? and 'Stuerler'?

Anyone identify the nationality of these troops in the Morier archive? Are they Dutch?


Anonymous said...

They are Swiss regiments in Dutch service.

Anonymous said...

In 1748, the following Swiss regiments were in Dutch service:

Swiss Guards Regiment: 2 Bns, total strength: 1200; Regiments von Stürler (=Stuerler), de Constant, von Planta, Hirzel, von Graffenried, Jung-Stürler, de Chambrier, de Budé; each of 3 Bns or 2400.

Ralphus said...

thanks =