British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Lyon, James Frederick

By: Ron McGuigan

 

Lyon, James Frederick (1775 - 16 October 1842)

Son of Captain James Lyon.

Ensign 25th Foot 1793, Lieutenant 25th Foot 1793, Captain-Lieutenant 25th Foot 1795,  Captain 25th Foot 1796, Major in Stuart’s Regiment* 1799, Lieutenant Colonel The Queen’s German Regiment*  1802, Brevet Colonel 1811,  Major General Continent 1813, Major General 1814,  Lieutenant General Windward and Leeward Islands 1828, Lieutenant General 1830.

*named variously as Minorca Regiment, The Queen’s German Regiment, numbered  97th Foot 1803, renumbered 96th Foot 1816 and disbanded 1818.

Early Service: in the fleet 1794. West Indies 1795-1796, Brigade Major 1796 and Aide-de-Camp Home Staff 1797-1798, Aide-de-Camp Minorca 1798,  Egypt 1801.

Portugal & Spain: with regiment in Portugal 1808-1809 and Vimeiro 1808.

Peninsular War: with his regiment in 4th Division 1809-1811 and may have temporarily commanded brigades for short periods in 1809 and 1811.

Other Service: Commanded Hanoverian Division on Continent 1813-1814, at Göhrde 1813 and blockade of Harburg 1814. Commanded 1st Hanoverian Division Subsidiary Army in the Netherlands  1814-1815 and 6th Hanoverian Brigade France and Flanders 1815. Commanded infantry Hanoverian contingent Army of Occupation France 1815-1817. On Home Staff 1817, 1821-1828. Commanding Windward and Leeward Islands and Governor of Barbados 1828-1833.

KCB 1815. KCH 1815. GCH 1817.

Colonel of 97th Foot 1824-1829, 24th Foot 1829-1842.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: April 2008

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