British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Bodecker, Rudolphus Albrecht

By: Ron McGuigan


Bodecker, Rudolphus Albrecht (1759 - 17 January 1831)

Also as Rudolph Bodecker.

Entered Hanoverian Army: Ensign 1779, Lieutenant 1786, Captain 10th Infantry Regiment 1794.  Joined British Service in King’s German Legion with temporary rank in the army 1803: Captain 1804, Major 1st Line Battalion 1804, Lieutenant Colonel 1st Line Battalion 1810, Permanent rank in British Army 1812. Colonel in Hanoverian Service antedated to 1814?,  Major General in Hanoverian Service 1817.

Early Service: Brigade Major KGL Home Staff,  Hanover 1805, Baltic 1807 and 1808,

Portugal & Spain: with his battalion Portugal 1808-1809.

Peninsular War: with his Battalion in 1st Division 1809-1814 and wounded at Talavera July 1809.

Other Service: With Battalion in the Netherlands 1814. Commanded 4th Brigade of the Hanoverian Reserve Corps Flanders 1815. Appointed to command 1st Brigade KGL August 1815 and then the 1st Brigade (or 4th Brigade?) Hanoverian Reserve Corps in September 1815. Commanded 5th Infantry Brigade Hanoverian Army from 1816.

CB 1815.  KCH.

Colonel of 10th Regiment of Infantry Ostfriesland Hanoverian Army 1817


Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2008

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