British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Belson, Charles Philip
By: Ron McGuigan
Belson, Charles Philip (1774? - 5 November 1830)
Ensign 13th Foot 1794, Lieutenant 13th Foot 1795, Lieutenant 6th West
India Regiment 1795, Lieutenant 41st Foot 1796, Captain
9th Foot 1797, Captain-Lieutenant 7th Light Dragoons 1799, Captain
7th Light Dragoons 1799, Major 3rd West India Regiment 1804, Lieutenant
Colonel 28th Foot 1804, Lieutenant Colonel 56th Foot 1816, Brevet Colonel
1812, Major General 1819.
Early Service: West Indies 1795-1797, Helder 1799 and wounded.
Portugal & Spain: Portugal and Spain 1808-1809 and at Corunna
Peninsular War: Gibraltar 1811 and at Barrosa. With his regiment
served in 2nd Division 1811-1814.
Other Service: Walcheren 1809. France and Flanders 1815, at Quatre
Bras and temporarily commanded 8th Brigade at Waterloo. Appointed
to command 5th Brigade July 1815.
on the Napoleon Series: February 2008
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