Biographies of Napoleon’s Mamelukes

Roustam_VernetThis page present biographies of those who fled Egypt and Syria when the French quit the Middle East and who ended up serving in the Mamelukes of the Imperial Guard. The list of Mamelukes which follows gives biographical details for personnel who returned with the French from Egypt or were drafted into the Mamelukes from foreign units of the French Army. It isn’t always easy to pinpoint a precise place of birth as the French military clerks jumbled names and the Mamelukes themselves made use of different geographical expressions for different places, or gave their ethnic group rather than the town of their birth. The picture is also complex when it comes to names. Throughout the period the spelling of names was very flexible and again an ethnic label or place of origin rather than a surname was sometimes preferred by the men whose details were being recorded on the regimental rolls (hence the number of men called Arménie). For a complex bureaucracy, such as that devised by the French military, just a first name was insufficient, and a surname was created if one was lacking. They were at something of a loss when a men stepped forward and in response to “name?” replied “Kralil Grec”.

In all some 582 individuals seem to have passed through the ranks during the life of this exotic unit. These are those who came from the Middle East or from the fringes of Napoleonic Europe. If anyone has additional information, do get in touch.

Note: LoH stands for Legion of Honour. Depot stands for the depot of Egyptian refugees at Marseille before 1802 or Melun near Paris from then on. However, individuals could still have elected to be sent back to Marseille to join family or connections. Marseille had a thriving Egyptian, Greek and Middle Eastern community throughout the 19th Century.

Abdalker. Born in 1788. From Darfur (Sudan). Joined 1810. Retired, Retired to the depot, 1813.

Abdallah, a black. From Darfur (Sudan). Joined 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811, 1813. Died at Mayence, 1813.

Abdallah, Abel. From Abaud (Benud) (Egypt). Joined, 1808. Campaigns of: 1810, 1811, 1813.

Abdallah Mansour. Born 1774. From Jaffa (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired, Retired to the depot 1804.

Abdé Faraggie. Joined 1799. Retired to the depot 1802.

Abdel Malek (or Malack). Ibrahim. From Cairo. Joined, 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811. Took part in expedition to Algiers 1830 as interpreter.

Abdelmalek Assat. From Cairo. Joined, 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811. Left in the rear with no news, 1812.

Abou Embar. Born 1779. From Shefa-Amr (Chefa-Omar) (Syria). Joined 1799. Corporal, in 1802. Died at Warsaw in 1807.

Abou Sahoud. Born 1780. From Cairo. Joined 1802. Retired to the depot, 1806.

Abouagini, Anna. Born 1777. From Nazareth (Syria). Joined 1799. Campaigns: 1799, 1800, 1801, 1806, 1807, 1808. 1809, 1810, 1811. Retired to the depot, 1813.

Abouguine, Anna. Born1777. From Port Saïd (Egypt). Joined, 1809. Campaigns: 1810, 1811. Retired to the depot, 1813.

Aboukas, Guirguès.

Abouranem, Asef. Born 1777. From Baskinta (Syria/Lebanon). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1804.

Abouskaus, Guirguès. Born 1775. From Bethlehem. Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1804.

Agoub, Gaspard-Joseph. Born 6 January 1791. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined 27 February 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814. Wounded by a shot and a lance thrust at Pradanos (Spain) on 24 May 1809, by a lance before Moscow in September 1812 and by a sword blow to the hand at Waterloo. Sergeant in February 1814. LoH 24 November 1814 (when part of the royal chasseurs), Sent to the depot in 1814.  Died at Marseille in 1861.

Akaoui Boulous. Born 1776. Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1804.

Akel, François. Born 1761. From Tall ad Daman (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1802.

Akel, François. Born 1761. Retired to the depot, 1806. Segeant.

Alabi, Abdallah. Born 1766. From Aleppo (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1802.

Alabi (or Avad), Antoine. Born 1781(?). From Asyut (Egypt). Joined 1802. Campaigns: 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. Lived in Melun in 1812, where documents show that he was called Avad and was the son of Antoine Avad (senior) and Hannoné, and was born on 15 August 1781. Corporal, 1807. Retired to the depot, 1811. His date of birth is not clear as he is reported to have died, aged 83, in 1859.

Alabi, Guirguès. Born 1783. From Aleppo (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1804.

Alabi, Michel. Born 1781. From Latakia (Syria). Joined February 1798. Retired to the depot, 1806.

Alak, Pétrus. Born 1775. From Jerusalem. Joined 1800. Died at Madrid, 24 January 1809.

Ali. Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807. Struck off for long absence, 1813.

Ali Alchéri.

Ali Assenne. Born Cairo. Joined 1808. Retired to the depot, 1811.

Ali, a black. Born 1778. Darfur (Sudan). Joined, 1802. Campaigns: 1805, 1806, 1807. Wounded at Eylau (1807). Retired to the depot, 1813.

Alman, Joseph. Born 1 January 1781. From Nakhchivan (Armenia). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807. Retired to the depot in 1808.

Amont, Anna. Born 1742. From Bethlehem. Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1802.

Amont, Guirguès. Born 1776. From Bethlehem. Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1802.

Amont, Issa (or ʿĪsā). Born 1789. From Bethlehem. Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1802.

Amont, Issa (or ʿĪsā). Bethlehem. Joined 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811. Placed on leave 1814.

Anastaci, Angély. Born 1781. From Cairo. Joined 1802. Campaigns: 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813. Taken prisoner at Leipzig in October 1813. Sergeant, 1813. Struck off for long absence, 31 December 1813.

Anastaci (or Anastakis), Jouanny. Born 1777. From Lunemoussy (probably Lemnos) (given as Asia Minor). Joined 1802. Campaigns: 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. Standard bearer 1809. Placed on leave, October 1814.

Angély, Michel. Born 25 October 1768. From Aleppo (Syria). Arrived in France in 1796. Interpreter in Egypt. Joined Mamelukes 10 November 1807. Campaigns: 1797, 1797, 1798, 1799, 1800, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1813, 1814, 1815. Wounded twice in Egypt. Corporal, 16 August 1813. Retired to Marseille (Number 13 Rue Dragon) in November 1815.

Annanagar, Géorgie. Born Cairo. Joined 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811, 1812. Taken prisoner near Moscow, 11 October 1812.

Annette. Born 1st January 1776. From Salahieh (Egypt). Had been in the 21st Light since 1800. Joined Mamelukes in March 1813.

Arménie, Bogdassar. Born 1775. From Armenia. Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. Standard bearer. Corporal 12 April 1811.

Arménie, Jacob. Born 1776. From Armenia. Joined 1800. Died at the hospital at Melun, August 1804.

Arménie, Joseph. Born 15 January 1759. From Armenia. Joined 1800. Retired to the depot 1802.

Arménie, Joseph (the small) (also known as Hovhanes Arménie the small). Born 17 May 1782. From Armenia. Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, November 1808. Scarred on the left cheek.

Arménie, Ouannis (the big). Born 1778. From Armenia. Joined June 1800. Retired to the depot, 1804.

Arménie, Ouannis (the small). Born 1782. From Armenia. Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1808.

Arménie, Tunis (Antouni). Born 15 March 1781. From Shusha (Armenia). Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. Left in the rear (at Vilna, December 1812) during the retreat from Moscow. LoH, 14 March 1806. Sergeant.

Assiouti, Ibrahim. Born Asyut  (Egypt). Joined 1808. Retired to the depot 1809.

Ataya, Joseph. Born 1779. Damascus (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot 1805.

Atoulis, Kralil. Born 1778. Jossa (probably Jisr el Choghour) (Syria). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810. Killed in Spain on 3 March 1810.

Atte-Hiry, Ali. Born 1781. From Damietta (Egypt). Joined 1801. Retired to the depot, 1804.

Avak, Azaria (the small). Born 24 February 1787. From Karabakh (Armenia). Joined 1799. Campaigns: 1799, 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808. Awarded 500 Francs in 1808. Sergeant. LoH 14 March 1806. Killed at Benavente  on 29 November 1808 in northern Spain.

Avak, Azaria, (the big). Born 15 November 1782. From Theplis (another name for Tiflis, or Tbilisi) (Georgia, but given as Armenia in the archives). Joined Syrian Jannisaries aged 18 in 1800, Corporal in the Mamelukes by 1802 and Sergeant in 1807. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1813,1814, 1815. LoH 16 August 1813. Retired to the depot on 20 April 1814, rejoined in May 1815 but was too ill to serve at Waterloo. Gamekeeper to the Duke of Choiseul-Praslin in 1816. Round face, wide forehead, brown eyes, pointed nose, small-sized mouth, chestnut hair.

Ayache, Antoine. Born 1784. From Alexandria (Egypt). Joined 1799. Campaigns: 1799,
1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. Placed on leave 1814.

Ayache, Pietro. Born 1790. From Alexandria (Egypt). Joined 1799. Sent to the depot 1802.

Ayache, Pietro. Born 1790. From Alexandria (Egypt). Joined 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811. Sent on leave 1814.

Ayoub, George. Born 1781. Retired to the depot, 1806.

Ayoub, Jacques. Joined 1809. Retired to the depot, 1809.

Ayoubé. Born 1782. Romeh (possibly Ramie in Lebanon) (Syria). Joined 1801. Retired to the depot 1804.

Babagenni, Constanti.

Bagdassar, Pierre. Born 22 November 1773 (son of Pierre and Margueritte). From Armenia. Seems to have joined before 1798 (his records state that he joined the French army in Year 5 of the Republic, aged 22). Campaigns of 1797, 1798, 1799, 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815. Corporal. LoH 28 November 1813. Was at Waterloo.

Bagdoune, Moustapha. Born 1777. From Baghdad (Persia, but given as Armenia in the records). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1813. Killed at the battle of Dresden on 27 August 1813.

Bagdoune (or Bagdhon), Séraphin. Born 17 July 1781. From Acre (Syria). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809,1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815. Deprived of rank of corporal in 1805 but reintegrated later that year. And promoted to Sergeant in 1806 and awarded LoH on 14 March. Lieutenant  in the Young Guard in 1813. Accompanied Napoleon to Elba. Fought at Waterloo. Exiled but returned to France in 1818 and lived at Melun.

Baraka, Adrien. Born 1788. Darfur (Sudan). Joined after a decision by the Minister of War in 1811. Disappeared without trace in December 1812 during the retreat from Moscow.

Baraka (or Baraqua) Boulous. Born 17 May 1786 in Alexandria (Egypt). Joined 1799. Campaigns: 1799, 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812. Wounded in the right hand by a blow from a sword at Eylau in 1807 and by a thrust from a bayonet at Wagram in 1809. In Russia in 1812 he lost the five toes on his left foot from frostbite. Retired to the depot, 1812. Awarded the Saint Helena medal.

Barbarie, Michel. Born Cairo (Egypt). Joined 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811, 1812.
Placed on leave in 1814.

Baroume, Guirguès. Born 1775. Ramla (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot in 1802.

Barouti, Elias. Born 1769. Barouti (probably the Bay of Bayrut, more commonly Beirut) (Syria). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806. Retired to the depot, 1808. Corporal. Living in the house of Jacques Laffitte, the banker, in Paris in 1819.

Barré, Géorgie. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined 1808. Retired to the depot, 1809.

Barsoum, Saad. Born 1770. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1804.

Bouchera, Francis. Born 1781. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1804.

Captini, Joseph. Born 1761. Retired to the depot, 1806.

Carme, Dahoud. Born 1771. Coiftre (possibly Choueifate) (Syria). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1810, 1811. Reported as being a deserter in January 1809. Re-entered on the unit strength on 11 January 1810. This individual had become detached in Spain between January 1809 and January 1810.

Chahin, Jean. Born 14 July 1776. From Tbilisi (Tiflis) (Georgia). Lieutenant in the company of Mamelukes formed by General Bonaparte in Egypt in 1799, and in the Guard Mamelukes in 1802. Captain in the Imperial Guard Mamelukes in August 1813. Campaigns: 1799, 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815. Wounded 35 times at Héliopolis in Egypt, shot at Eylau in 1807, and at the revolt at Madrid in 1808. Took a cannon and rescued General Rapp at Austerlitz and saved the life of Captain Daumesnil at the revolt at Madrid. Horse killed at Benevante in Spain, another two at Altenbourg and Hanau in 1813 and an additional one on 30 March 1814. Was aide-de-camp to General Lefebvre-Desnoettes in June 1815 (present at Waterloo). LoH 14 March 1806. Granted 500 Francs in 1808. Died at Melun on 12 May 1838. His surname means falcon in Armenian.

Chama, Abdallah. Born 1770. From Jaffa (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1804.

Chamé, Antoine. Born 1784. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined 1800. Wounded on 2 May 1808, during the revolt at Madrid, and died two weeks later on 16 May.

Chamé (or Chamy), Ayoub. Born 11 February 1779. From Acre (Syria). Joined 1799 and served in the company of Syrian jannisaries. Campaigns: 1799, 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. Awarded LoH, 14 March 1806. Retired to the depot, 20 March 1813. Married Marie Louise Bessière and had two children, Job Chamy and Marie Louise Chamy. Killed at Marseille in 1815.

Chamé, Joseph. Born 1789. From Jaffa (Syria). Joined 1800. Placed on leave, 1814.

Charaf, Moussa. Born 1789. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined, 1809. Disappeared without trace in December 1812 during the retreat from Moscow.

Cherkès, George. Born 1780. Wounded at Pultusk in 1806. Retired to the depot, 1809.

Cherkès Ouessain. Born 1787. From Circassia. Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1804.

Cherkès Ouannis. Born 1779. From Circassia. Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1804.

Chifitchi, Youhanna. From Cairo. Joined Coptic Legion, attached to Mamelukes in 1802. Coptic priest living in Paris at Rue Saint-Roch in 1816.

Chiré, Joseph. Born 1782. From Malta. Joined 1809. Campaigns: 1810, 1811. Deserted with arms and baggage to the enemy in Spain on 12 June 1811.

Chiré, Michel. From Cairo. Joined 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814. Deserted in 1814.

Chirkoury, George. Born 1777. From Constantinople (Turkey). Joined 1802. Retired to the depot in 1806. Corporal.

Choki, Joseph. Born 1772. Ramallah (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1804. Corporal.

Choukralla, Gabriel. Born 1769. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined 1808. Retired to the depot, 1813.

Choukralla Talout. Born 1769. From Cairo. Joined, 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811. Disappeared without trace in December 1812 during the retreat from Moscow.

Copthi, Assat. Born 1781. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. Disappeared without trace near Smolensk on 15 November 1812.

Copthi, Bradzous. Born 1784. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined. Retired, in 1802, and placed amongst the refugees.

Couroulous. Born 1776. Retired to the depot, 1806.

Cova, Manoli. From Toumba (probably a district of Salonika in Greece) (given as Macedonia). Joined 1808. Retired to the depot. 1809.

Daboussy, Joseph. From Cairo. Joined 1811. Placed on leave 1814.

Daboussy, Nicolas. From Cairo. Joined 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811. Disappeared without trace in December 1812 during the retreat from Moscow.

Daoud. see Habaïby Daoud.

Dasbonne (or Hazboun), Abdallah. Born 26 October 1776. From Bethlehem. Of Greek Orthodox lineage. Interpreter on the staff at headquarters in 1798, in the Jannissaries 1798, second lieutenant in 1802, lieutenant in 1806. Captain and instructor in 1811 (based in Spain from 1808 to 1811), transferred to the Royal Lancers in 1814, commanding a squadron. Retired 1828 then took part in the expedition against Oran, Algieria, in 1831 and was in command at Arzew in 1833. Campaigns of 1798, 1799, 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833. Wounded at Héliopolis (Egypt), and seven times at Golymin (1807), wounded by a lance at Altenbourg (28 September 1813), then by a lance at Weimar (23 October 1813) and Hanau (30 October 1813). LoH, 14 June 1804; Knight of Saint-Louis, 1815. Ill during the Hundred Days in 1815. Awarded 500 Francs in 1808. Married Josephine Duverger in 1809, remariied, this time to Augustine-Cécile Saviot in 1822. Retired to Melun and had a son in 1823 (Charles Alfred Dasbonne). Served as interpreter in North Africa in 1830. Nominated a consul in Algeria in 1834. Died 22 November 1859. The family eventually rendered the surname more aristocratic by converting it to D’Asbonne.

Dayan, Isaac. Born 1799. Tunis (Tunisia) Joined 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811, 1812.
Disappeared without trace during the retreat from Moscow in 1812.

Demiky, Manoly. Born 1777. From the Morea (Greece). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1814. Placed on leave, 1814.
Corporal.

Dimetry, Youanny. Born 1771. Lezaga, the Morea (given as the Archipeligo) (Greece). Joined 1806. Wounded at Eylau (1807). Killed at Benavente, December 1808, in Spain.

El-Akim, Antoine. Born 1762. From Acre (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired in 1802.

Elbachi, Guirguès. Born 1757. From Damascus (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired in 1802 and placed amongst the refugees.

Elbadjaly Aïd. Born 1776. From Beit Jala (Palestine). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809. Retired to the depot, 1811. Corporal, 1807.

Elfael Ratasse. Born 1779. From Shefa-Amr (Chefa-Omar) (Syria). Joined 1800. Wounded by a bullet in the arm at Eylau, 8 February 1807, and died of his wounds on 3 May 1807. Standardbearer, 1807.

El-Fara, Nicolas. Born 1781. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1804.

El-Kaouas, Kralil. Born 1761. From Bethlehem (Palestine). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1806.

Emmanuel. Born 1777. From Ramla (Syria). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806. Retired to the depot, 1808. Corporal. 1807.

Ergueri, Ibrahim. Born 1784. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1813. Taken prisoner on 22 May 1813, following the battle of Bautzen, but returned to France 24 April 1815.

Farabeb, Joseph. Born 1778. From Damascus (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1804.

Faraje, Sera. Born Darfur (Sudan). Joined, 1808. Retired to the depot, 1809.

Faragie (or Faradj), a black. Born 1787. From Laneck (Arabia) (possibly Mecca, or La Mekke in French). Joined 1802. Retired to the depot, 1804.

Fessal, Guirguès. Born 1742. From Barouti (probably the Bay of Bayrut, more commonly Beirut) (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired in 1802.

Fetal Riscalla. Joined in 1802 and became chief tailor.

Foccas. From Albania. Served in the Albanian regiment. Joined the Mamelukes in 1813.

Gabrianne, a black. Born 1780. From Abyssinia. Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. Disappeared without trace on 12 December 1812 at Vilnius during the retreat from Moscow.

Gayardel, Pierre. Born 19 April 1772. From Dubrovnik (given as Ragusa, the old name for Dubrovnik). Joined 1800. Joined the refugees at the depot in 1806.

Géorgie Cherkès. Born 1781. From Tiflis (Tbilisi) (Georgia). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1809. Segeant.

Géorgie, Moussaha. Born 1781. From Négrélie (possibly Mingrelia). Joined 1802 but died in 1805.

Géorgie, Nicole. Born 1778. Larm (given as Larmn) (given as Anatolia, but Larm is a village in south-western Iran). Joined 1802. Campaigns: 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. Placed on leave, 1814. Corporal, 1809.

Géorgie, Roustan. Born 1781. From Tiflis (Tbilisi) (Georgia). Joined 1802. Retired to the depot, 1807. Sergeant.

Gourgui (or Kourgy), Dahoud. Born 10 August 1720. From Tiflis (Tbilisi) (Georgia). Joined 1799. Retired, to the depot in 1802. Height 1 metre 71 centimetres, round face, large forehead, brown eyes, large nose, medium-sized mouth, grey hair. Still alive in Marseille aged 99.

Goury, Elias. Born 1775. Laské (possibly Lazzaqah) (Syria). Joined 1800. Campaigns: ans 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807,1808, 1809. Retired to the depot, 1811.

Grec, Nicolas. From Crete (given as Candia). Joined 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811. Disappeared without trace in December 1812 during the retreat from Moscow.

Guirbanne, Ouannis. Born 1 May 1779. From Circassia. Joined in 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806. Wounded at Pultusk in December 1806. Died of wounds at Warsaw on 13 January 1807. Nicknamed “the mangy”.

Habaïby, Antoine.

Habaïby, Daoud. Born 25 September 1777. From Shefa-Amr (Chefa-Omar) (Syria). Second lieutenant in the company of Syrians formed by Napoleon in Egypt in 1798. Lieutenant in 1800. Lieutenant in the Guard Mamelukes, 1802. Captain, 1807. Campaigns of 1798, 1799, 1800, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809. Wounded once at Austerlitz in 1805, twice at Eylau in 1807 and three times at Benavente in Spain in 1808. LoH 1804. Awarded 1,000 Francs, 1808. Retired to Melun on 1 April 1814. Took part in expedition to Algiers 1830 as interpreter.

Habaïby, Ibrahim. Born 1767. From Shefa-Amr (Chefa-Omar) (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired in 1802.

Habaïby, Jacob (or Ya’qub). Born 10 July 1767. From Shefa-Amr (Chefa-Omar) (Syria). Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1813, 1814, 1815, 1831. Shot through by a bullet at the battle of Mount Tabor. He was sheikh of his Shefa-Amr and raised a corps of Syrian Jannisaries to fight alongside the French. These were presented to General Bonaparte. Captain, 14 october 1799; squadron commander, 20 June 1800; colonel, 1801; retired to the depot on a pension of 4000 Francs in 1802 but was activated at the rank of squadron commander in 1813; colonel  on the staff on  23 novembre 1814 and made commander at Melun, 5 June 1815. Military district commander 27 June 1815 but retired 1 August 1816. Naturalised as a Frenchman in 1817. In 1829 he was placed on the staff of Marshal Clauzel, then commanding the army in North Africa and took part in expedition to Algiers 1830 as interpreter. Retired with a pension of 3200 Francs in 1833. LoH 17 March 1814. Awarded 1,000 Francs in 1808. Died in 1848.

Habbié, Guirguès.

Hamaouy, Joseph. Born 5 May 1772. From Damascus (Syria). Entered service on 18 December 1797. Captain in the Syrian janissaires. Squadron commander 1800. Commandant of the depot at Melun in 1802. Colonel 8 May 1814 (only confirmed in 1816). Campaigns 1798, 1799 and 1800. Knight of Saint-Louis, 1819, LoH 24 August 1820. In 1814 he offered to deliver Napoleon’s head to the Bourbons in a sack.

Hamet.

Hassan. Born 26 January 1785. From Mingrelia (Georgia). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1799, 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810,1811. Standardbearer in 1809. Placed on leave, 1814. Height 1 metre 74 centimetres, oval face, medium forehead, brown eyes, large nose, medium-sized mouth, dark brown hair.

Helou, Michel. Born 1761. Retired to the depot, 1806.

Hialek, Antoine. Born 1760. From Jerusalem (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired in 1802.

Honadié, Ibrahim. Born 1757. Shefa-Amr (Chefa-Omar) (Syria). Joined 1800. Died at the hospital at Marseille on 5 March 1802. Corporal.

Hongrois, Michel. Born 1780. Bigor (given as Hungary in the archives but probably Montenegro). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1813, 1814. Blessé d’un coup de sabre sur le cou et un sur l’épaule à Altenburg (1813); Concussed following a hit on the head with a baton on 25 November 1806, at Russileck, and wounded in the side at Pultusk one month later. Wounded by a cut from a sword on the neck and shoulder at Altenburg in 1813. Placed on leave 1814.

Hongrois, Mustapha. Born 1760. Segeant. Retired to the depot 1808.

Hosset, Ali. Born 1777. From Psekups (Circassia).

Houassef, Joseph. Born 1783. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot in 1802.

Iadalla. Born 1759. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot in 1802.

Ibrahim, Charles-Victor. Born 1786. From Cairo. Joined 1810. Disappeared without trace in December 1812 during the retreat from Moscow.

Ibrahim, Joseph. Born 8 September 1776. Deir el Qamar in the Lebanon (given as Syria). Captain in the Mamelukes formed in Egypt by General Bonaparte, June 1800. Joined Guard Mamelukes and confirmed as captain in April 1802. Campaigns 1799 and 1800, and 1814 (called back to the colours in February 1814). LoH 14 June 1804. Retired to the depot, 1806. Captain Parquin tells an anecdote about this Mameluke that has him walking through the Les Halles district of Paris and being accosted by a jeering crowd and being about to fire on them as the police arrive.

Ibrahim, a black. Born 1782. From Asyut (Egypt). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1799, 1800, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. Disappeared without trace in December 1812 during the retreat from Moscow.

Jacob (or Hagop). Born 1789. From Salmas (given as Persia, currently north-western Iran near Urmia). Joined on 21 February 1814 following orders given by General Ornano, commander of the Imperial Guard. Struck off, 1814, for long absence, but readmitted in May 1815. Fought at Waterloo.

Jaffaony Mitry. Born 1780. From Jaffa (Syria). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1799, 1800, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809. Disappeared without trace on 9 December 1812 (near Vilna) during the retreat from Moscow.

Jannas [or Janien], Joanny 1777 Çeşme (given as Greece, but on the Turkish Anatolian coast). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot 1804. Corporal.

Janni, Costa. From Albania. Served in the Albanian Regiment. Joined the Mamelukes in 1813.

Jaure, Jean Antoine. Born 14 January 1782. From Grenoble (France). Joined 1802. Campaigns: 1805, 1806, 1807. LoH 14 April 1807. Pensioned off in 1809. Trumpeter of the Guard Mamelukes.

Joarie, Drisse (or Idriss). Born 1779. From Abyssinia. Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1799, 1800, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. LoH 1807. Died on 4 October 1812.

Jobert, Calixte. From Cap Français (Haiti) (given as Saint Domingue). Served in the 8th Hussars before transferring to the Mamelukes in 1812. Disappeared without trace in Russia.

Joseph, Anna. Born 1784. From Cairo (Egypt). Retired to the depot in 1808.

Joseph, a black. Darfur (Sudan). Joined 1808. Died in the Imperial Guard hospital in 1809.

Kaouam [or Kaonain], Michel. Born 1772. From Tarabulus (given as Tablet) (Syria). Joined 1802. Retired to the depot in 1804.

Kaouasse, Kralil. Born 1734. Retired to the depot, 1806.

Karkou, Mansour. Born 1780. From Beirut (Syria). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1813, 1814. Attached to General Maison’s staff, on 6 June 1814, removed from the unit’s strength, joined the depot thereafter. Corporal in 1809.

Kassalgui, Jouanna. Born 1752. From Cairo. Joined 1800. Retired to the depot in 1802.

Kassis, Anna. Born 1770. From Jerusalem. Joined 1800. Died on 28 November 1802.

Kosmas, Stephani. Born 1777. From Smyrna (given as Greece, now Izmir in Turkey). Joined the Greek Legion in 1800. LoH 1806. Sergeant but dismissed in 1809; reintegrated in 1810. Killed at Bautzen on 22 May 1813.

Kosta, Jacques. Born 1784. From Chefa-Omar (Syria). Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814. Struck off for long absence in 1813. Standardbearer in 1809.

Kosta, Kralil. Born 1784. From Chefa-Omar (Syria). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807. 1808, 1809. Retired to the depot, 1811.

Kosta, Moustapha. Born 1777. From Chefa-Omar (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1804. Corporal.

Koubroussy, Anna. Born 1781. From Nazareth (Syria). Joined 1800. Wounded twice at Eylau in 1807. LoH 14 April 1807. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809. Died at Melun on 4 January 1812, following a 15-month debilitating illness. Sergeant.

Kourgy, Dahoud. Retired to the depot 1807.

Koury, Gabriel. Joined 1808. Campaigns 1810, 1811. Disappeared without trace during the retreat from Moscow in 1812.

Koury, Guirguès. Born 1752. From Jaffa (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot in 1802.

Koutcy, Anna. Born 1736. Retired to the depot in 1806.

Koutcy, Samarand. Born 1755. From Jerusalem. Joined 1800. Retired to the depot in 1802.

Koutcy, Samann. Born 1776. From Jerusalem. Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805,
1806, 1807, 1808, 1809. Wounded at Pultusk. Retired to the depot, 1811.

Koutcy, Zacharie. Born 1760. From Jerusalem. Joined 1800. Retired to the depot in 1804.

Koutey, Joseph. Born 1774. Jaffa (Syria). Campaigns: 1799, 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. Lost his right eye at the storming of Aboukir on 28 July 1799. Retired to the depot in 1813.

Kouzy, Guirguès. Born 1756. Retired to the depot, 1806.

Kralil the Greek (Kralil Grec) Born 1786. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. Placed on leave in 1814. Corporal, 1809.

Kruchon, Guirguès. Born 1779. From Aleppo (Syria). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. Disappeared without trace during the retreat from Moscow near Vilna on 9 December 1812.

Lafleur, Amza. Born 1781. From Crimea (Muscovy). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. Placed on leave, 1814.

Lambros, George. Born 1777. From Chios or Zante (given as Ile de Sein in the archives), probably one of the islands of the Septinsular Republic (given as the Archipelago in the archives, but one of the seven islands in the republic). Joined 1802 from . Légion Grecque. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. Wounded in the shoulder at Pultusk in December 1806. Retired to the depot, August 1813. Corporal.

Lumereau, Moussa. From Acre (Syria). retired to the depot in 1801. Re-entered the unit in 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811.

Magnati, Nicole-Athanase. Born 1774. From Rumelia (given as the Morea in the archive, but he was probably Macedonian). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806. 1807, 1808, 1809. Retired to the depot in 1811.

Mahamet, a black. Born 1776. From Abyssinia. Joined 1800. Deserted on 15 October 1807.

Mainotry, Démétry. Born 1774. From Laconia (given as Credemony but this is probably Lacedaemonia the old name for Laconia; the Mameluke’s surname is Mainotry and the Mani peninsula is in Laconia and is inhabited by the so-called Mainotti) (Greece). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot 1804.

Malati (or Malaty), Michel. Born 16 October 1787. From Cairo. Joined 1802. Campaigns: 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813. Struck off for long absence in 1813. Sergeant on 27 August 1813 but was wounded and had a leg amputated and was then captured in hospital. Returned to France in July 1814.

Malte, Anna. Born 1780. From Malta. Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1807. Corporal.

Mansour, known as Gaix de Mansour. Born 1782. From Cairo. Joined 1808. Deserted in 1809. Convicted of trying to defraud the lottery in 1816 he was released on condition he turned police informer. Took part in the 1830 revolution. His son, Achille, was a famous pianist.

Mardiros, Jean. Born 18 February 1786. From Armenia. Joined the Legion Grecque in 1800. Retired to the depot February 1804. Reenlisted in January 1814. Corporal. Height 1 metre 47cm. Retired to Paris, living at 39 Rue Neuve-des-Petits-Champs in 1816 (a building shared with the father of the painter Jean-Baptiste Corot).

Massad, Elias. Born 26 June 1776. Ramallah (Palestine in the archives). Entered French service as a lieutenant in the 2nd Company of Syrians formed by General Bonaparte in 1800. Second lieutenant in the Guard Mamelukes in 1802. Lieutenant in February 1807. Wounded in Egypt, lost four teeth at the revolt of Madrid, 2 May 1808 and again wounded on 28 September 1813. Retired to the depot, 1815. Captain in the 2nd Chasseurs d’Afrique, 1831. Retired again in 1833. Campaigns: 1799, 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815, 1832. Wounded in Egypt by two lance thrusts whilst out on patrol and by an exploding shell in 1813. LoH in 1804. Awarded 500 Francs in February 1808. Retired to live in Melun. 1815. Died 1 June 1835 (at six in the evening).

Massad, Khalil. Born 1762. From Ramallah (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot 1804. Segeant.

Masserie, Abdallah. Born 1789. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot 1804.

Masserie, Achmet. Born 1783. From Cairo. Joined 1800. Struck off for long absence on 21 April 1807, although he had been in hospital in Vienna from  23 December 1805 (following Austerlitz). LoH 14 March 1806.

Masserie, Guirguès. Born 1792. Joined 1800. Discharged in 1802.

Masserie, Guirguès. Born 1792. From Cairo. Joined 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811. Disappeared without trace during the retreat from Moscow in 1812.

Masserie, Ismain. Born 1780. From Cairo. Joined 1800. Deserted 7 January 1809.

Masserie, Michel (or Mikael). Born 19 April 1772 (his dossier also says 13 February 1786). From Cairo (Egypt). Entered French service in 1800 as a Syrian Janissary. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1813, 1814. Wounded at Eylau, 1807. Dismissed, 20 April 1814 and accompanied Napoleon to Elba. LoH April 1843.

Masserie, Thomas. Born 1787. From Cairo. Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806,1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. Wounded with a sword cut in Spain on 5 September 1810. Retired to the depot, 1813.

Messahate, Kralil. Born in 1762. From Ramalah (Syria). Sergeant.

Michalouat, Ayous. Born 1775. From Nazareth (Syria). Joined 1800. Wounded by a shot in the neck at Eylau (1807). Killed on 2 May 1808 during the Revolt at Madrid.

Mihina, Hissa. Born 1757.  From Shefa-Amr (Chefa-Omar) (Syria). Joined 1800. Died on 13 August 1803. Sergeant.

Mikael, Ellon. Born 1753. From Aleppo (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot 1804.

Mikael, Ibrahim. Born 1779. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1807.

Mikael, Joseph. Born 1781. from Asyout  (Egypt). Joined 1802. Retired to the depot, 1804.

Mirza Le Grand. Born 1 October 1782. From Shusha (Armenia). Joined 1800. Died 6 February 1805.

Mirza le Petit, Daniel. Born 15 June 1784. From Zuchu/Chuchu/Choucha (now Shusha, Azerbaijan, but given as Armenia or Persia in the archives). Joined the Syrian Jannissaries in June 1800 then the Mamelukes in 1802 as a sergeant in 1805 and second lieutenant on 6 December 1811. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1813, 1814, 1815. Companion to Marshal Bessieres. Wounded at Medina del Rio Seco in Spain in 1808 and by a lance at Altenburg in 1813. Lieutenant in a royal lancer regiment in August 1814 but was at Waterloo in 1815 and was wounded (leaving hospital in October 1815). Awarded 500 Francs in January 1811 . LoH 14 March 1806. Retired to Melun. Height 1 metre 62 cm. Married Genevieve-Victoire Regnier in 1817 and lived at 9 Rue des Bons-Enfants in 1819. Died in July 1849.

Mouskou (or Moscow), Soliman. Born 14 January 1760. From the Crimea (Russia). Joined the Syrian Jannissaries in March 1799. Campaigns: 1799, 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808. Wounded twice at Damietta in 1800 and by a sword blow to the knee at Benavente in Spain on 29 December 1808. LoH 14 March 1806. Retired to the depot 1813.

Moussa, Elias. Born Ramallah. Joined 1800. Retired to the depot 1804.

Mouty, Nathan. Joined 1808. Campaigns: 1810. 1811. Placed on leave, 1814. Interpreter during the 1830 campaign in North Africa.

Nacco, Lolio. From Albania. Served in the Albanian Regiment. Joined the Mamelukes in 1813, captured in March 1814.

Nadar, Houabé. Born 1757. From Jaffa (Syria). Joined 1800. Discharged, 1802, and sent to the depot for refugees.

Nassar, Francis. Born 1781. From Nazareth (Syria). Joined 1802. Campaigns: 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1813, 1814. Reported killed on 28 January 1814 after the battle of Saint Dizier. Corporal, 1809.

Nia, Anna. From Georgia. Joined 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811. Disappeared without trace during the retreat from Moscow in 1812.

Nicodemœus. Born 1769. Joined 1800. Sent to the depot of refugees in 1806. Sergeant.

Ouadie, Joseph. Born 1781. From Chefa-Omar (Syria). Joined 1800. Discharged in 1802.

Ouannis, Antoine. Born 1 February 1759. From Tabriz (Persia). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot 16 January 1804.

Ouannis, Petro (also known as Hovhanes Arménie). Born 12 September 1781. From Shusha (Armenia). Joined the Syrian janissaries on 19 June 1799 and the Mamelukes on 23 March 1802. Campaigns: 1799, 1800, 1801, 1805, 1808, 1809, 1815. Wounded by a lance thrust, 20 March 1800, at El Matarieh, and by a shot in the head, 2 December 1805, at Austerlitz. Wounded four times in the head by sword cuts at Benevento in Spain on 29 December 1808. Sergeant 1809. LoH 14 March 1806. Retired to the depot in 1813 but settled in Melun. Was at Waterloo but returned to Armenia in 1816. Took part in the Russian war against Persia in 1826-1828.

Ouasef, Joseph. Born 1787. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined 1808. Retired to the depot, 1809.

Panayanny (Papaioanni), Constantin. Born 1777. From Amorgos (Greece). Joined 1800. In 1807 given as living at Rue Bouterie in the Greek quarter of Marseille.

Papaouglou, Nicole. Born 1786. From Çeşme (Turkey’s Anatolian coast). Joined 1802. Campaigns: 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814. LoH 1806. Struck off on 20 April 1814 and left for Elba with Napoleon on the same day. Sergeant.

Paskalis. Born 1782. From Girga (Egypt). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808. Killed on 2 May 1808 at the Revolt of Madrid.

Passaglou.

Pelatti, Antoine. Born 1774. From Rhodes (Greece). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot 1804.

Pétrous (real name Bedros Abessov). Born 1765. From Shusha or Karabakh (Armenia). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807. Removed from the effectives on 11 March 1808 to take up a position serving the Viceroy of Italy (Eugene). He was treated like Roustam Raza and given a costume worth 6,000 Milanese Francs. Died in 1812 during the retreat from Moscow

Quisse, Achmet. Born 1781. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1813, 1814. Wounded by bayonets five times at the battle of Austerlitz and by a blow from a sword at Altenburg in 1813. Placed on leave, 1814.

Rabagenni, Constanti.

Ramlaoui, Abou Ebel. Born 1751. Retired to the depot, 1806.

Ramlaoui, Christophe. Born 1779. From Ramallah (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1806.

Ramlaoui, Joubrance. Born 1780. Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810. Corporal, 1813. Placed on leave, 1814.

Raza, Roustam. Born 1782. From Tiflis (Tbilisi) (Georgia). Appearance: height 1 metre 74cm, round face, normal forehead, green eyes, normal nose, average-sized mouth, round chin, chestnut hair and brows. Joined the Mamelukes on 23 March 1802. Placed on leave 25 August 1806.

Registan. From Circassia. Campaigns: 1812.

Renno, Jean. Born 5 May 1777. From Plolemais/Plolemaix Saint-Jean d’Acre (Syria). Entered French service in Italy in September 1797. Lieutenant in the Mamelukes in March 1802. Campaigns: 1796, 1797, 1798, 1799, 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815. Wounded twice by bayonets at Austerlitz, and shot and wounded at the Revolt in Madrid (1808). Wounded by a shell at Waterloo (1815). On 24 May 1809, at Pradanos, he captured 100 Spanish prisoners. At Courtrai (1814), he took a cannon and beat 130 Saxon cuirassiers before charging 180 Prussian cavalry and pursuing them for, three miles. Captain in 1807. Squadron commander in a regiment of lancers 5 August 1814. LoH 14 June 1804; officer, 1806. Awarded 1,000 Francs in 1808. Knight of Saint-Louis, 27 February 1815. Placed on half pay on 22 December 1815. Died at Melun, 1818.

Riscalla, a black. Born 1785. From Darfur (Sudan). Joined 1801. Sent to the depot of refugees in 1806.

Rosette, Mikael. Born 1776. From Rosetta (Egypt). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1808.

Roustan, Georgie. Born 1781. From Tiflis (Tbilisi) (Georgia). Joined 1802. Appearance: height 1 metre 66cm, oval face, grey eyes, large nose, average-sized mouth, round chin, chestnut hair and brows. Sent to the depot of refugees in 1807.

Rudjéri (Rugieri), Pietro (Pierre). Born 3 June 1781. Tinos, lived in Constantinople (Empire of Turkey). Joined 1802. Campaigns: 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1815. Prisonnier in March 1813, returning in 1814. Accompanied Napoleon to Elba. Corporal 19 January 1806. Segeant 29 March 1814. Second lieutenant 27 February 1815. LoH 20 March 1820. Retired to live in Melun, 1815.

Sabagh, Youssef. From Jaffa. Coptic priest attached to the Mamelukes.

Saboubé, Nicolas. Born 1780. From Damascus (Syria). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807. Retired to the depot, 1808.

Sacre, Anna. Born 1775. From Damascus (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1804. Sergeant.

Sacre, Joseph. Born 1757. From Damascus (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1804.

Saka, Joseph. Born 1779. From Bethlehem. Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1804.

Sako, Thomas. From Tiflis (Tbilisi) (Georgia). Killed at Austerlitz in 1805.

Saladar, Anna. Born 1758. From Damietta (Egypt). Joined 1800. Died 26 March 1803.

Salam, Achmet. Born 1777. Asyut (Egypt). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1806.

Salamé, Soliman. Born 18 May 1777. From Bethlehem (Palestine). Entered French service on the staff in August 1798. Corporal in the Syrian Janissaries in 1800. Segeant in the Mamelukes in 1802. Second lieutenant in June 1804 and lieutenant in 1805. Campaigns: 1798, 1799, 1800, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814 and 1815. Wounded in Egypt, and by a dagger blow at the Revolt of Madrid in 1808. LoH 14 June 1804. Awarded 500 Francs in 1808. Retired at Melun in 1814 and 1815.

Salek, Chaoud. Born 1779. From Chefa-Omar (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1804.

Salek, Ibrahim. From Cairo. Joined 1808. Retired to the depot, 1809.

Salem, Joudi. Born 10 January 1790. From Cairo (Egypt). Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814. Taken prisoner at Courtrai on 31 March 1814. Height given as 1 metre 43 centimetres. Placed on leave in July 1814. LoH 28 November 1813. Died at Oran in 1834 when interpreter in the army in North Africa.

Salem, Ouannis. Born 1781. From Haganieh (probably El Hagan), near Faiyum (Egypt). Joined 1813. Campaigns: 1799 (as part of the 21st Light Infantry), 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1812, 1813, 1814. Placed on leave, 1814.

Saloume, Daoud. Born 1768. From Acre (Saint-Jean d’Acre) (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot 1804. Corporal.

Samain (or Seimen), Ibrahim.

Samanne, Anna. From Cairo. Joined 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811, Retired to the depot, 1811.

Sarage, Soliman. Born 1767. From Druze (Syria). Joined 1802. Campaigns: 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809. Retired to the refugee depot, 1811. Corporal 1802.

Scipion, a black. Born 1787. Chaloume (Arabia). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1802.

Seimen, Ibrahim. see Samain (Ibrahim).

Sélim, a black. Born 1781. From Darfur (Sudan, given as  Arabia). It is possible that the individual was from Aloudjeh. Joined 1802. Died 1808.

Sélim, a black. Born 1784. Darfur (Sudan). Joined 1803. Died 1804.

Sera Faraje, a black. Born 1780. From Abyssinia. Struck off, 1 June 1806.

Sera, Joseph. Born 1790. From Armenia. Joined 1800. Retired to the depot 1804.

Sera, Joseph. Born 17 February 1791. From Georgia. Joined 1800, then discharged, then returned in 1808. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1815. Prisoner of war on 16 October 1812. Returned to France in 1814 and fought at Waterloo. Sent to the depot of refugees in November 1815.

Sera, Petrus. Born 1777. Married Marie Solon in 1803.

Serra, Barthelemy. Born 1776. From Chios (Greece). Joined 1802. Retired to the depot 1804. Died at Marseille in 1813.

Sobh, Salloume (or Salloum). Born 25 June 1762. From Chefa-Omar (Syria). Attached to General Regnier’s staff at Acre, then sent to Egypt to serve Kleber. Joined the Syrian Janissaries in Cairo in 1800. Captain of Mamelukes in 1802. Campaigns: 1799, 1800, 1801, 1805. Wounded in 1805 by a shot in the thigh. LoH, June 1804. Retired to the depot September 1806.

Soliman, Moufta. From Darfur (Sudan). Joined 1808. Sent to a colonial battalion based at Marseille in 1810.

Soubé, Joseph. Born 1785. From Chefa-Omar. Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. Died in the Trinitarians’ hospital at Vilna in 1814 (probably remained in Vilna in December 1812 after the retreat from Moscow).

Stati, Andréa. Born 1777. From Trebizond (given as Brebison). Joined 1800. Deserted, 1807. Corporal.

Taieb, Jacob. From Tunis. Joined, 1811. Placed on leave, 1814.

Talami, Moussa. Born 1764. From Bethlehem. Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1805.

Taloute, Abdel, a black. Born 1781. From Abyssinia. Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809. Disappeared without trace on 12 December 1812 (near Vilna) during the retreat from Moscow in 1812.

Taloute, Farage. Born Cairo. Joined 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811. Disappeared without trace during the retreat from Moscow in 1812.

Targha, Joseph. Born 1767. From Jaffa (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot 1804.

Thomas (Lazare). Born 1790. Salmas near Urmia (Persia). Joined on 24 February 1814 following orders from General Ornano, commander of the Imperial Guard. Noted as disappeared in July 1814, but readmitted on 2 May 1815 and fought at Waterloo. Living at 55 Rue de Seine in Paris in 1817. Married Marie Peyre in 1819. Died April 1842.

Tiflis, Azaria. Born 15 October 1789. From Tiflis (Tbilisi) (Georgia). Joined 1800. Sergeant in 1807. Wounded at Arcis-sur-Aube in 1814 and hospitalised until 1815. Rejoined in May 1815 and fought at Waterloo. Retired to Marseille as an invalid.

Tubiané, David. Born 1789. From Tunis. Joined 1808. Campaigns: 1810, 1811. Disappeared without trace during the retreat from Moscow in 1812.

Vassily, Paul. Born 1779. Tayrindroff (possibly Taganrog on the Don) (Russia). Joined 1809. Campaigns: 1810, 1811. Deserted in June 1811 whilst in Spain with arms and baggage.

Vidal, Nicolas. Born 1778. From Smyrna. Joined 1800. Struck off 1806.

Youdi, Salem. Born 1789. From Cairo. Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814. Placed on leave, 1814.

Zalaouy, Joseph. Born 1762. From Zahleh (given as Syria, now in the Lebanon). The surname Zalaouy derives from Zahlawi, the Christian inhabitants of the region. Joined 1800. Campaigns: 1800, 1801, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811. Disappeared without trace during the retreat from Moscow on 9 December 1812 whilst at Vilna. Returned to France from enemy prisons in 1814.

Zaoué, Anna. Born 1783. From Jerusalem (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired to the depot, 1808.

Zarubé, Nicole. Born 1780. Retired to the depot, 1808.

Zoumero, Bannans. Born 1765. From Jaffa (Syria). Joined 1800. Retired 1802.

Zoumero, Moussa. 14 April 1791. From Acre but settled in Jaffa (Syria). Joined 4 May 1799 as trumpeter (he was short, only 1 metre 40cm)  Sent to the depot in 1802 but brought back into service on 10 October 1808. Campaigns: 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815. Wounded at Altenburg in 1813 and Courtrai in 1814. Corporal in May 1814. Lived in Paris at 253 Rue Saint-Martin in July 1815 but moved to Melun in 1816 after marrying Anne Gaucher. Medal of Saint Helena recipient. Died on 9 May 1873 and buried in Lavaur.