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The First Foot Guards

We are a Revolutionary War reenactment group based in Boston MA,
accurately portraying the royal household regiment that is now known as
The Grenadier Guards

 

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The Mess

According to an August 1777 orderly book, each mess of Lt. Col. Sir John Wrottesly's Company (Third Company, First Battalion, Brigade of Guards in America) was assigned a number for ease in identification: 

Officers' Mess

Capt. and Lt. Col. Sir John Wrottesley, First Guards
Lt. and Capt. John Thomas De Burgh, First Guards
Ensign Thomas Glyn, First Guards 
Servants Brinkman, Wm. Evans, Thos. Levings and Wm. Lewis

Mess No. 1

Serjeant Jno. Hill 
Serjeant Thos. Hill 
Serjeant Manning
Serjeant Morgan
Jno. Chance (rank unknown)

Mess No. 2

Drummer Baxter
Drummer Robert Blunt 
Corporal John Blunt
Corporal Thos. Jarman
Corporal Luke Parkison
Corporal Pitcher

Messes No. 3 through No. 16

Groups of five or six privates

 


Read the important 
Offsite link

bearing in mind that army General Orders did not necessarily apply to Guards regiments.

To Nourish His Majesty's Troops:
The Mess, Kitchen and Provisions of the Common British Soldier
During the American War for Independence
Reprinted with permission from the Brigade Dispatch Vol. XXX No. 1 (Spring 2000)

Gregory S. Theberge
40th Regiment of Foot

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