Capture of Bourbon

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Capture of Bourbon
Part of Mauritius Campaign
Date: 7 July 1810
Location: Réunion
Mascarene Islands, Indian Ocean
Presidency: Madras
Co-ordinates: 21.015781°S 55.550907°E
Result: British occupation
British Naval Expedition French
Lieut Col Hastings Fraser
1,650 Europeans
1,900 Native troops
576 regular troops
2,717 militia
18 killed
84 wounded

Bourbon also known as Réunion Island and Île Bonaparte.

Expedition Force

Lt-Col Hastings Fraser CB (1771-1852) 86th Foot commanding

External Links

Réunion Wikipedia

Historical books on-line

Frontier and Overseas Expeditions from India Vol VI - Expedition to Bourbon 1810
Naval History of Great Britain Vol V - Capture of Isle of Bourbon
86th Foot in Bourbon