British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Reynell, Thomas (9 April 1777 - 10 February 1848)
Son of Lieutenant Thomas Reynell.
Ensign 38th Foot 1793, Lieutenant 38th Foot 1794, Captain 2nd West
India Regiment 1797, Captain 40th Foot 1799, Major 40th Foot 1804,
Half-pay 1804-1808, Major 2nd West India Regiment 1808, Major
96th Foot 1808, Major 71st Foot 1808, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1805, Lieutenant
Colonel 71st Foot 1813, Brevet Colonel 1813, Major General 1819,
Lieutenant General 1837.
Early Service: Flanders 1794-1795, West Indies 1796-1799 and
an Assistant Adjutant-General 1798. Helder 1799. Minorca & Malta 1800
and Egypt 1801. Aide-de -Camp India 1804-1805, Military Secretary Madras
Presidency 1805 and acting Deputy Adjutant-General
and then Deputy Quartermaster-General to the King’s Troops India
Portugal & Spain: Portugal as Military Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief,
Peninsular War: with his regiment 1810 and as Assistant Adjutant-General
Other Service: Served as Military Secretary at Cape of Good Hope 1811.
With his regiment and ordered for service to British North America,
but destination changed to Flanders 1815. Served at battle of Waterloo
1815 and wounded. Appointed to command 3rd Brigade France July 1815.
On Home Staff 1820. On staff Bengal Presidency 1824-1828 and
commanded 1st Infantry Division at siege of Bhurtpore 1825-1826.
CB 1815. KCB 1826. Succeeded his brother as 6th
Colonel of 87th Foot 1834 - 1841, 71st Foot 1841 - 1848
on the Napoleon Series: June 2008
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