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
*named variously as Minorca Regiment, The Queen’s German Regiment,
numbered 97th Foot 1803, renumbered 96th Foot 1816 and disbanded
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
Portugal & Spain: with regiment in Portugal 1808-1809 and Vimeiro
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
KCB 1815. KCH 1815. GCH 1817.
Colonel of 97th Foot 1824-1829, 24th Foot 1829-1842.
on the Napoleon Series: April 2008
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