In April 1689, Pierre Massue, Comte de la Caillemotte, raised a regiment of Huguenot foot, he was the younger brother of Henri de Massue the Marquis de Ruvigny, who fought at Aughrim and Neerwinden. Later Ruvigny was given the title Earl of Galway.
La Caillemotte's memory is chiefly associated with the Battle of the Boyne. In the midst of the river, when he was at the head of his regiment, and in command of the Huguenot brigade of foot, resisting the Irish cavalry, he was shot through the thigh. As he was carried off by four soldiers, he encouraged his men to advance, by calling out cheerfully and undauntedly, " A la gloirc, mcs enfa/is, h la gloire !
The first news that reached his friends in England was, " Monsieur Caillemotte is wounded, but (it is hoped) not mortally." (Letter from the I Ion. Mrs Edward Russell.) On the morning after the Battle, Dumont de Bostaquct had an opportunity to enquire for him at his tent; lie found that he had fallen into a pleasant slumber, and the surgeon spoke hopefully of his case. But too soon the wound proved to be mortal. At his own request he was removed to Dublin; and he died there, aged 37.
He was replaced by his Lieutenant Colonel, Pierre, Marquis de Belcastel another Huguenot refugee and from then on was known as regt Belcastel until it was disbanded in March 1699.
Johan Anton Ellenburg (also spelled Ellenberger or Elnberger) was born in Hesse in 1607, supposedly the son of a shoemaker. At the Boyne he fought under the Duke of Wuttembuer-Neustadt, who led the Danish in English pay, across the Boyne at Yellow Island. Ellenburg led the Danish foot regt, Prince Christian. Ellenberg also fought at Aughrim, and was then transferred to Flanders when in 1695 he was sentenced to death by William III for his part in the surrender of the garrison of Dixmuide, other Officers were cashiered but as Ellenburg was the Commander his fate was sealed.