British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Le Marchant, John Gaspard
By: Ron McGuigan
Le Marchant, John Gaspard (1766 - 22 July 1812)
Ensign 1st Foot 1783, Cornet 6th Dragoons 1787, Lieutenant 2nd Dragoon
Guards 1789, Captain 2nd Dragoon Guards 1791, Major 16th Light Dragoons
1794, Lieutenant-Colonel Hompesch's Hussars* 1797, Lieutenant-Colonel
29th Light Dragoons+ 1797, Lieutenant-Colonel 7th Light Dragoons 1797,
Lieutenant-Colonel 2nd Dragoons Guards 1799, Lieutenant Colonel Unattached
1801, Half-pay 1804, Lieutenant-Colonel 6th Dragoon Guards
1811, Brevet Colonel 1805, Major General 1811.
* disbanded 1797. + renamed 25th Light Dragoons.
Early Service: Brigade Major Home Staff 1793, Flanders 1793-1794.
Lieutenant Governor and Superintendent Royal Military College 1801-1811.
Peninsular War: Commanded cavalry brigade August 1811- July 1812.
Killed in action at Salamanca 1812.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: January 2009
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