British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Arentsschildt, Frederick De (Friedrich von Arentsschildt)
By: Ron McGuigan
Arentsschildt, Frederick De (Friedrich von Arentsschildt) (12
June 1755 - 10 December 1820)
Styled either as Frederick De Arentsschildt or sometimes as Frederick
Baron de Arentsschildt only while in British Service.
Entered Hanoverian Army 1770, Lieutenant 1779, Captain 1792, Major
10th Cavalry Regiment ( Light Dragoons) 1798. Joined British
Service in King’s German Legion with temporary rank of
Lieutenant Colonel 1st Light Dragoons* KGL 1803, Lieutenant Colonel
3rd Hussars KGL 1814, permanent rank in British Army 1812, Brevet
Colonel 1813, British half-pay 1816. Major General Hanoverian
*became 1st Hussars.
Peninsular War: Served with his regiment. Temporarily commanded cavalry
brigade March-May 1811, July-September 1812. Permanently commanded
cavalry brigades January-April 1814.
Other Service: Commanded cavalry brigade KGL The Netherlands 1814-1815.
Commanded 7th Cavalry Brigade Flanders and France 1815 and at Waterloo.
Commanded 2nd Cavalry Brigade Hanoverian Army 1816-1818.
KCB (Honourary) 1815.
Colonel Commandant of the 3rd Hussars KGL 1814-1816. Colonel of the
3rd Gottingen Hussar Regiment Hanoverian Army 1816.
on the Napoleon Series: August 2008
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