Establishment and Stations of the 95th Rifles
Held at the Public Record office, Kew is a collection of documents entitled 'Office of the Commander-in-Chief and War Office: Adjutant General's Office: Designation, Establishments and Stations of Regiments, Returns and Papers' document reference WO380. These documents give a summary of all the British regiments establishments and stations. Below is a transcribed copy of the establishment and stations for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions 95th Rifles. The wording and layout is as per the original document.
2/95 Remarks WO380
On 1st May 1805, a second Battalion was added to the 95th Regiment, in consequence of the number of volunteers it had precured from the Militia under the act of parliament of the 10th April 1805.
On 10 September 1808, four companies of this Battalion embarked at Ramsgate for service with General Sir David Baird; they proceeded to Spain and landed at Corunna on 28 October 1808. After marching towards the south of Spain, they were joined by the four companies from Portugal (companies part of General Sir John Moore’s Army) and with them retreated to Vigo, whence they embarked on 14 January 1809, and landed in England in the early part of February 1809.
In August 1812 the two companies of this Battalion marched from Cadiz to Seville and on 30th Sept left that city to join the Earl of Wellington, to which Army they were transferred 1 Oct 1812.
1/95 Remarks WO380
On 28th April 1808, three companies of this Battalion embarked at Harwich for a special service under the command of General Sir John Moore, they proceeded to the Baltic, but returned to England in the middle of July without having been employed. Upon their arrival at Portsmouth they were joined by other two companies and proceeded under the command of Sir Harry Burrard to Portugal, where they landed 19 August 1808.
On 12 September 1808, four companies of this Battalion embarked at Harwich for service with General Sir David Baird; they proceeded to Spain and landed at Corunna on 28 October 1808. After marching towards the south of Spain, they were joined by the five companies from Portugal (companies part of General Sir John Moore’s Army) and with them retreated to Corunna, whence they embarked on 17 January 1809, and landed in England in the end of the same and beginning of the subsequent month.
3/95 Remarks WO380
In consequence of the 95th Foot having obtained an extraordinary number of volunteers from the Militia on April 1809, a Third Battalion was added to the Regiment, and was placed on the establishment of the Army from the..
On the 16th Sept 1814 five companies of this Battalion embarked with a Squadron of the 14th Light Dragoons and 1st Battalion 93rd Regiment from Plymouth under the command of M General Keane and proceeded on an expedition to America. They were employed with other troops in an attack upon New Orleans vide 1st Battalion 4th Foot. Remark F.
No. 4, Captain Logan's Company - 2/95th Rifles in 1813
As our re-enactment group is correctly styled 'No. 4 Company, 2nd Battalion, 95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot' and as such it would be interesting to see the names of the actual men who were in this company during the Peninsular Wars.
Below is a list of the NCO's and privates who are in the returns for Captain Logan's (No. 4) Company during the period September to December 1813 whilst in Spain.
Judging by the surnames it would appear that No. 4 company had quite a mix of English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish and even some Spanish/Portuguese members.
Perhaps your surname is in the list?