2nd Battalion of 44th Regiment in 1803
The 2nd Battalion of the 44th Essex spent most of 1802 and 1803 in Ireland.
In 1803 the war with France resumed and an invasion fleet was assembled at Bolougne
The threat of invasion led to the formation of reserve units for home service only and the 2nd battalion of the 44th Regiment was formed.
The war also brought about the return of the 44th Regiment from Waterford.
The Officers of the 44th in 1803 were listed as
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Nichol
Marcus John Annesly
J Chilton L Carter
John A Johnson
T A DudieJames Clegg Kennedy
William Alexander Craig
James Hardy Eustace
Adjutant Colin Meekisson
Quartermaster Henry Jones
Surgeon Robert Miller
Asst Surgeon William Vassall