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Albert Cunningham

Albert Cunningham

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Sir Albert Cunningham (or Conyngham) (died 5 September 1691) was the first Colonel of a regiment of dragoons which evolved to become the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons.

Military career

Cunningham became Lieutenant-General of the Ordnance in Ireland in 1660. He stood down from that role in 1687 and went on to raise the a regiment of dragoons in 1689. He fought on the side of Prince William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690 and the Siege of Limerick in August 1691. He was killed by a Roman Catholic soldier while being held as a prisoner of war near Collooney in County Sligo on 5 September 1691.

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