British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Dornberg, William de
By: Ron McGuigan
Dornberg, William de (Wilhelm von Dörnberg 14 April 1768-
19 March 1850)
Styled as William de Dornberg in British Service. Sometimes called
Baron Dornberg. Some sources identify him as a Freiherr but not recorded
as such in either British or Hanoverian Service.
Served in army of Hesse Cassel during French Revolutionary Wars and
then Prussia in 1806. In Westphalian Service as Colonel Guard Jaeger
Battalion 1807. Entered British Service with temporary rank in 1809:
Colonel Brunswick Oels Hussars 1809, Major General 1812. In Hanoverian
Service 1816 as Major General antedated to 1812, Lieutenant General
1818. Pensioned 1831.
Service: Led unsuccessful rebellion against King Jerome of Westphalia
1809. Volunteered with Russian Army 1812-1813, on staff North Germany
1813-1814 and commanded Advance Guard at Göhrde and in Netherlands
1814-1815. Commanded 1st Cavalry Brigade KGL Netherlands 1815. Commanded
3rd Cavalry Brigade Flanders and France 1815 and at Waterloo and wounded
Commanded 1st Cavalry Brigade Hanoverian Army from 1816.
Honourary KCB 1815. KCH.
Colonel Commandant Brunswick Oels Hussars 1809-1815. Colonel Commandant
of 1st Light Dragoons KGL 1815. Colonel of Guard Cuirassier Regiment
Hanoverian Army 1816-1850
on the Napoleon Series: March 2008
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