British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Hardinge, Henry (30 March 1785 - 24 September 1856)
Younger brother of Captain George Hardinge
RN and older brother of Major General Richard Hardinge.
Ensign Queen's Rangers* 1798, Half-pay
1802, Lieutenant 4th Foot 1802, Lieutenant 1st Foot 1803, Lieutenant
47th Foot 1803, Captain 57th Foot 1804, Major EOPS 1809, Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
1811, Lieutenant Colonel 40th Foot 1814, Captain &
Lieutenant Colonel 1st Foot Guards 1814, Brevet Colonel 1821, Half-pay
1827, Brigadier General on the continent 1815, Major General 1830,
Lieutenant General 1841, General Home Staff 1852, General l854, Field
* disbanded 1802.
Served in Portuguese Service 1809-1814.
Promoted Lieutenant Colonel 1809, Colonel 1813.
Early Service: Attended Royal Military
College 1806-1807, Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General with a
force Mediterranean 1807-1808.
Portugal & Spain: Deputy Assistant
Quartermaster-General Portugal and wounded at Vimeiro 1808. Aide
De Camp to Commander-in-Chief Spain 1808-1809 and at Corunna 1809.
Peninsular War: Deputy Quartermaster-General
to Portuguese Army 1809-1814. Commanded a brigade
Portuguese Army 1814. Wounded Vitoria
Other Service: British Military Commissioner
to Prussian Army Flanders and France 1815-1818 and wounded at Ligny
1815. Clerk of the Ordnance 1823-1827 and 1828, Secretary at War
1828-1830, Irish Secretary 1830 and 1834-1835, Secretary at War 1841-1844.
Governor-General India 1844-1848 and acted as second-in-command 1st
Sikh War 1845-1846. Master General of the Ordnance 1852. General
Commanding-in-Chief British Army 1852-1856.
MP 1820-1844. KCB 1815. GCB 1844. Created
Viscount Hardinge 1846.
Colonel of the 97th Foot 1833-1843,
57th Foot 1843-1856.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2008; updated March 2012
Index | Biographies
Index | More on
British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars ]