British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Honstedt, Augustus (August von Honstedt) 

By: Ron McGuigan

 

Honstedt, Augustus (August von Honstedt) (17?? - 31 October 1821)

Styled occasionally as Augustus Baron Honstedt only while in British Service.

Entered Hanoverian Army Lieutenant 1779, Captain 1784, Major 1794, Lieutenant-Colonel 2nd Infantry Regiment 1799. Joined British Service in 6th Line Battalion King's German Legion 1804, temporary rank of Brevet Colonel 1804, Brigadier General on the Staff 1808, permanent rank in British Army 1812, Major General 1810.  Pensioned in Hanoverian Service 1816.

Early Service: Sicily 1807-1812.

Peninsular War: Commanded brigade East Coast of Spain 1812.

Other Service: Sicily 1807-1814. Italy 1814-1815.

Colonel of the 6th Line Battalion KGL 1804-1816.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: December 2008

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