British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Otway, Loftus William
By: Ron McGuigan
Otway, Loftus William (28 April 1774- 7 June 1854)
Brother of Admiral Sir Robert Otway.
Cornet 5th Dragoon Guards 1796, Lieutenant 5th Dragoon Guards 1796,
Captain 5th Dragoons Guards 1798, Major 5th Dragoon Guards 1803, Major
81st Foot 1804, Major 8th Light Dragoons 1804, Major 18th Light Dragoons
1807, Major 26th Foot 1810, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1805, Half-pay
1812 Brevet Colonel 1813, Major General 1819, Lieutenant General 1837,
Served in Portuguese Service 1810-1813. Promoted Colonel 3rd Cavalry
Early Service: Assistant Adjutant-General Ireland 1797-1799. Deputy
Adjutant-General British North America 1805-1807.
Portugal & Spain: Spain 1808-1809 and at Corunna 1809.
Peninsular War: Commanded a cavalry brigade Portuguese Army 1810-1813.
Other Service: Assistant Quartermaster-General Home Staff 1810. Assistant
Quartermaster-General Home Staff 1813.
Knighted 1815. CB 1815. Colonel of the 84th Foot 1840-1854
Placed on the Napoleon Series: February 2009
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