British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Reynell, Thomas

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 1806 -1808.

Portugal & Spain: Portugal as Military Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief, 1808-1809.

Peninsular War: with his regiment 1810 and as Assistant Adjutant-General 1810-1811.

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 Baronet 1829.

Colonel of 87th Foot 1834 - 1841,  71st Foot 1841 - 1848

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: June 2008

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