British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Maitland, Peregrine (6 July 1777 - 30 May 1854.)
Ensign 1st Foot Guards 1792, Lieutenant & Captain 1st Foot Guards
1794, Captain & Lieutenant Colonel 1st Foot Guards 1803,
Brevet Colonel 1812, Major General 1814, Lieutenant General North
America 1828, Lieutenant General 1830, General 1846.
Early Service: Flanders 1794-1795, raid on Ostend 1798.
Portugal & Spain: Spain 1808-1809 and at Corunna 1809.
Peninsular War: Served with his regiment 1812 -1813 and temporarily
commanded 1st Guards Brigade July 1813 - April 1814.
Other Service: Walcheren 1809. Cadiz 1812. Commanded Guards
Brigade in Subsidiary Army Netherlands 1814-1815. Commanded 1st
Guards Brigade and temporarily 1st Division in Flanders and France
and at Quatre Bras, Waterloo and Peronne 1815. Commanded 1st
Guards Brigade Army of Occupation France 1815-18. Lieutenant Governor
of Upper Canada 1818-1828 and Nova Scotia 1828-1834.
Commander-in-Chief Madras Presidency 1836-1838. Governor and
Commander-in-Chief Cape of Good Hope 1844-1847 and 7th Kaffir War 1846-1847.
CB 1815. KCB 1815. GCB 1852.
Colonel of 1st West India Regiment 1830-1834, 76th Foot 1834-1843,
17th Foot 1843 -1854.
on the Napoleon Series: April 2008
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