1803 back in England
(Weeley Barracks, Colchester/Essex) a second battalion was
1807 the Gordons sailed
to Denmark and were among the few troops that landed near
1809 the Gordons, of
whom a detachment was serving in La Coruna, they received
orders back to England and from there were off on the
expedition to Zeeland, where they participated in the landing near
Veere, on the island of Walcheren.
1810 after the regiment
recovered from the losses they received on Walcheren (Walcheren
fever) and was rebuilt to full strength, came a marching order to
the Peninsula to fight in Wellington's Peninsula Campaign.
Gordons participated in several battles there. We
find marks in their regimental history like Fuentes d'Onoro
(1811), Badajoz (1812), Vitoria, Maya and Nive (1813).
1815 after a short stay
at the Weeley Baracks in Great Britain they were, again, called to
the continent. In June they rushed via Quatre Bras to
Waterloo. During the battle of Quatre Bras, where the Duke
of Wellington sought refuge in one of their squares, they suffered
such high losses that when they finally reached Waterloo their
number had shrunk below 400 men.