British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Dyott, William

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 Staff 1810-1813.

Aide de Camp to the King 1801. Colonel of 63rd Foot 1825-1847.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: May 2006; updated January 2012

 

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