British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
McMahon, Thomas 

By: Ron McGuigan

 

McMahon, Thomas  (27 December 1779 - 10 April 1860.)

Also as MacMahon.

Brother of Colonel Sir John McMahon, 1st Baronet.

Ensign 22nd Foot 1797, Lieutenant 40th Foot 1799, Lieutenant 32nd Foot 1802, Captain 16th Battalion of Reserve* 1803, Captain 82nd Foot 1804,  Major Royal West India Rangers 1806,  Half-pay, Major 2nd West India Regiment 1809, Lieutenant Colonel EOPS 1809, Lieutenant-Colonel 17th Foot 1811, Brevet Colonel 1814, Major General 1825, Lieutenant General 1838, General 1854.

*became 16th Garrison Battalion 1804.

Served in Portuguese Service 1809-1812. Promoted Colonel 15th Infantry Regiment 1809, Brigadier 1811. 

Early Service: Ireland 1798, Minorca 1799, Malta 1800

Peninsular War: Commanded brigades of the Portuguese Army 1809-1812.

Other Service: Adjutant-General India 1813-1820 and in Third Mahratta War 1817-1818. On Home Staff 1838-1839. Commander-in-Chief Bombay Presidency 1839-1847.

Aide de Camp to the Prince Regent 1812. Aide de Camp to the King 1814. KCB 1827. GCB 1859.  Succeeded as 2nd Baronet 1817.

Colonel of the 94th Foot 1838-1847, 10th Foot 1847-1860.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: February 2009

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