British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Dyott, William (17 April 1761 - 7 May 1847)
Ensign 4th Foot 1781, Lieutenant 4th Foot
1782, Half-pay 1783-1785, Lieutenant 4th Foot 1784, Captain 4th Foot
1793, Major 103rd Foot* 1794, Lieutenant Colonel 103rd Foot*
1794, Lieutenant Colonel 28th Foot 1795, Lieutenant Colonel 25th Foot
1795, Brevet Colonel 1800, Brigadier General on the Staff 1803-1808, Major
General 1808, Lieutenant General 1813, General 1830.
* disbanded 1795.
Early service: Ireland 1781-1783, 1785-1787, British
North America 1787-1791, as Brigade Major Home Staff 1793-1795, West
Indies 1796, Assistant Adjutant-General Home Staff 1799, Egypt 1801-1802,
brigade West Indies 1803, brigade Home Staff 1804-1805.
Portugal & Spain: Appointed to Moore's army
in Spain 1808. Arrived Corunna 1809 too late to join and returned home
with the army.
Peninsular War: Declined service in peninsula 1810
due to ill health and family commitments.
Other service: Brigade on Walcheren 1809. On Home
Aide de Camp to the King 1801. Colonel of 63rd
Placed on the Napoleon Series: May 2006; updated January 2012
Index | Biographies Index |
More on British Generals of the
Napoleonic Wars ]