British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Wallace, John Alexander Dunlop Agnew

By: Ron McGuigan

 

Wallace, John Alexander Dunlop Agnew (1775 - 10 February 1857)

Styled as Alexander Wallace.

Eldest son of Lieutenant Colonel Sir Thomas Wallace, 6th Baronet.

Ensign 75th Foot 1787, Lieutenant 60th Foot 1790, Lieutenant 75th Foot 1791, Captain 58th Foot 1796, Major 58th Foot 1803, Lieutenant Colonel 11th Reserve Battalion* 1804, Lieutenant Colonel 88th Foot 1805. Brevet Colonel 1813, Major General 1819, Lieutenant General 1837, General 1851.

*renamed 11th Garrison Battalion 1804 and disbanded 1805.

Early Service: India 1789-1796 and Aide-de-Camp at Seringapatam 1792,  Minorca 1798, Egypt 1801.

Peninsular War: with his regiment 1809 and took temporary command of the 3rd Division in April 1812 and brigades in the 3rd Division July - October 1811,  ?January - February 1812?,

June - October 1812.

Other Service: Appointed to temporary command of  14th Brigade France August 1815.

CB 1815. KCB 1833.   Succeeded as 7th Baronet 1835.

Colonel of 88th 1831-1857.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: June 2008

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