British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Beresford, Lord George Thomas

By: Ron McGuigan

Beresford, Lord George Thomas (12 February 1781 - 26 October 1839)

Son of the Marquess of Waterford. Half-brother of General Viscount Beresford and Admiral Sir John Beresford. 

Cornet 14th Light Dragoons 1794, Lieutenant 107th Foot* 1794, Captain 124th Foot* 1794, Half-pay,  Captain 88th Foot 1796, Major 6th Dragoon Guards 1800, Lieutenant Colonel Dillon’s Regiment 1803, Lieutenant Colonel 71st Foot 1804, Lieutenant Colonel 2nd Dragoon Guards 1807, Brevet Colonel 1812. Major General 1814, Lieutenant General 1830.

*disbanded 1795.

Service 1793-1815: India 1796-1799.  Commanded 8th Cavalry Brigade France 1815.

MP 1802-1812, 1812-1814, 1814-1826, 1830-1831.

GCH 1827.

Colonel of 3rd Dragoons 1829-1839. 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2008; updated February 2014

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