British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
De Dreiberg, George
By: Ron McGuigan
Drieberg, George De (Ernst Georg von Drieberg, 1747 - 3 January
Styled George De Drieberg only while
in British Service.
Entered Hanoverian Army 1766, Captain
1783, Major 1794, Lieutenant Colonel 9th Infantry Regiment 1797.
Joined British Service in 5th Line Battalion King's German Legion
1804, Temporary rank of Colonel 1804, Brigadier General
on the Staff 1808. Left British Service on pension 1810.
Early service: Flanders 1793. Commanded
brigade KGL Home Staff 1806, brigade KGL Copenhagen 1807, brigade
KGL Sweden 1808.
Portugal & Spain: Commanded brigade
KGL Portugal 1808-1809.
Peninsular War: Commanded brigade KGL
April - June 1809. Invalided home due to ill health 1809.
Colonel-Commandant of the 5th Line
Battalion King's German Legion 1804-1810.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: May 2006; updated January 2012
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