British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Douglas, James Dawes
By: Ron McGuigan
Douglas, James Dawes (14 or 17 January 1785 - 6 March
Son of Major James Sholto Douglas. Brother of Major Sholto Douglas.
Ensign 45th Foot 1800, Lieutenant 45th Foot 1800, Captain
45th Foot 1802, Major EOPS 1809, Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel EOPS 1811,
Half-pay 1816, Brevet Colonel 1821, Major General 1830, Lieutenant
General 1841, General 1854.
Served in Portuguese Service 1809-1814. Promoted Lieutenant Colonel
16th Infantry Regiment 1809, Lieutenant Colonel 8th Infantry Regiment
1810, Colonel 8th Infantry Regiment 1812.
Early Service: Aide De Camp Ireland 1799-1800, Attended Royal
Military College 1801,
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General South America 1806. Deputy
Assistant Quartermaster-General 1806 Home Staff.
Portugal & Spain: Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General Portugal
and at Vimeiro 1809. Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General Spain 1808-1809
and at Corunna 1809.
Peninsular War: Commanded brigade of the Portuguese Army 1813-1814. Wounded
August 1813, Nivelle November 1813 and Toulouse April 1814.
Other Service: Deputy Quartermaster-General Home Staff 1815-1822.
Deputy Quartermaster-General Ireland 1825-1830. On Home Staff
1830-1837. Lieutenant Governor Guernsey 1837-1842.
KCB 1815. GCB 1860.
Colonel of the 93rd Foot 1840-1850, 42nd Foot 1850-1862.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2008
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