King's German Legion

Soldaten für den Kampf gegen Napoleon
Fahne der KGL

The King's German Legion existed from 1803 until 1816, the legion mostly consisted out of former/retired soldiers of the electorate Hannover and they fought for the English King against the French.

Since the dukedom Bremen was a part of Hannover and was occupied by Napoleon, even soldiers from Bremen and Lower Saxony fought in the King's German Legion.

This database was compiled by MAUS member Ann Hentschel and contains the names, ages and origins of King's German Legion recruits enlisted on the Continent from 10/21/1805 to the end of 1806 and sworn in at Stade, Hanover and England.