British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Fletcher, Richard (1768 - 31 August 1813)
2nd Lieutenant Royal Artillery 1788, 2nd Lieutenant
Royal Engineers 1790, 1st Lieutenant Royal Engineers 1793, Captain-Lieutenant
Royal Engineers 1797, 2nd Captain Royal Engineers 1797, Captain Royal
Engineers 1801, Brevet Major 1807, Lieutenant Colonel Peninsula 1809,
Lieutenant Colonel Royal Engineers 1809.
Early service: West Indies 1791-1796 and wounded,
Adjutant on Home Staff 1796-1798, Local Major in Turkey 1798-1800, Egypt
1800 and prisoner of war 1800-1802, Brigade Major on Home Staff 1802-1807,
Portugal & Spain: Commanded Royal Engineers
Portugal and Spain 1808-1809 and at Corunna 1809.
Commanded Royal Engineers Portugal March 1809.
Peninsular War: Commanded Royal Engineers April
1809 - April 1812 and April - August 1813. Wounded at Badajoz April
1812 and at San Sebastian July 1813. Killed in action at siege of San
Knighted 1812. Created Baronet 1812.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: May 2006
Index | Biographies Index |
More on British Generals of the
Napoleonic Wars ]