British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
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
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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