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Battle Name : Werwik

Date(s) : 13 September 1793

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the First Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Coalition Forces [Dutch & few British]

Type of battle : Land


The Dutch with about 300 British troops tried to hold Werwik against over twice their number of French troops. The French defeated the bulk of the Dutch field army but did not follow up their victory.


Town in western Belgium on the river Lys close to the French border about 4 miles southwest of Menin.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,500 (5.00%)

Coalition Forces [Dutch & few British]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,100 (22.96%)