UNIT STRENGTHS BEFORE AND AFTER THE SIEGE OF LADYSMITH
At the Beginning of the Siege At the End of the Siege
Effective Sick & Wounded Effective Sick & Wounded
  Officers Men Officers Men Horses   Officers Men Officers Men Horses
5th Dragoon Guards 29 486 0 6 518 18 354 8 106 73
5th Lancers 18 471 1 3 449   11 349 7 97 168
18th Hussars 22 413 0 2 335 15 356 7 42 252
19th Hussars 28 532 1 6 508   15 341 12 147 86
Imperial Light Horse 24 412 4 4 416 16 213 12 164 291
13th Battery R.F.A. 5 172 0 2 140   5 150 0 19 80
21st Battery R.F.A. 4 163 0 4 165 3 123 1 36 95
42nd Battery R.F.A. 4 163 0 2 153   4 117 0 42 117
53rd Battery R.F.A. 5 160 0 2 181 3 117 2 41 102
67th Battery R.F.A. 5 164 0 1 144   4 134 1 27 88
69th Battery R.F.A. 5 163 0 3 147 2 138 3 21 55
1st Bde Ammunition Col. 4 102 1 1   4 80 1 20  
2nd Bde Ammunition Col. 3 93 0 1 1 78 2 13
10th Mtn. Bty R.G.A. 1 85 0 5   1 72 1 14  
Maxim Nordenfeldt Det. 0 24 0 0 1 22 0 2
Howitzer Detachment 0 19 0 0   2 18 0 1  
23rd Field Co. R.E. 6 189 0 2 4 139 0 31
Telegraph Battn. R.E. 3 54 0 0   3 43 0 8  
Balloon Section R.E. 4 28 0 0 4 19 0 7
1/Liverpool Regt. 26 879 0 0   20 656 5 185  
1/Devonshire Regt. 27 824 1 4 17 714 6 71
1/Leicestershire Regt. 22 959 0 11   17 761 4 164  
1/Gloucestershire Regt. 6 446 1 29 5 371 2 72
1/King's Royal Rifle Corps 20 655 1 12   16 490 4 131  
2/King's Royal Rifle Corps 20 754 2 7 17 499 2 196
1/Manchester Regt. 22 842 0 9   16 629 6 156  
2/Gordon Highlanders 20 808 2 6 15 729 5 60
1/Royal Irish Fusiliers 8 230 2 20   3 186 7 53  
2/Royal Dublin Fusiliers 3 55 1 2 1 43 3 13
2/Rifle Brigade 23 755 0 3   14 537 4 145  
Army Service Corps 5 96 0 0 4 81 0 10
R.A.M.C. & Field Hospitals 33 175 0 0   18 160 12 14  
Army Ordnance Corps 4 47 0 0 4 37 0 8
Indian Ordnance Dept. 4 15 0 0   4 14 0 1  
H.M.S. Powerful 19 261 1 1 13 205 5 32
Volunteer Staff 23 48 0 0   17 17 6 31  
Natal Carbineers 21 327 1 43 15 149 6 206
Natal Mounted Rifles 11 162 0 19   6 106 5 70  
Border Mounted Rifles 10 238 1 19 5 116 5 125
Natal Police 2 71 0 0   2 32 0 35  
Natal Naval Volunteers 3 64 0 0 3 52 0 6
Town Guard 0 120 0 0   0 119 0 0  
Staff & Miscellaneous 70 200 0 0 55 195 10 2
Total   572 12924 20 229 3156   403 9761 154 2624 1407
Total Before After
Horses 5309 2907 Artillery Guns 55
Mules 4539 3713 Machine Guns 18
Oxen 1709 252
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