British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

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 Major 1803,  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 Service 1816.

*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.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2008

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