British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Collins, Richard (1775?- 18 February 1813)
Ensign 82nd Foot 1794, Lieutenant 82nd Foot 1794, Lieutenant 53rd
Foot 1795, Captain 2nd West India Regiment 1799, Captain 4th West India
Regiment 1800, Major 12th West India Regiment 1802, Half-pay, Major
1st Garrison Battalion* 1804, Major 3rd Garrison Battalion 1805, Major
83rd Foot 1805, Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 1808, Lieutenant-Colonel
83rd Foot, 1809.
Served in Portuguese Service 1810-1813. Promoted Colonel 11th Infantry
Early Service: West Indies 1795-1802 and wounded. Cape of Good Hope
Portugal & Spain: with regiment 1809.
Peninsular War: Commanded brigades of the Portuguese Army 1810-1813.
Wounded at Albuera 1811 and Salamanca 1812. Died of illness in the
Placed on the Napoleon Series: October 2008
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