British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Douglas, James  Dawes

By: Ron McGuigan

 

Douglas, James  Dawes (14 or 17 January 1785 - 6 March 1862)

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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