British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Ponsonby, William (1772 - 18 June 1815)
2nd son of 1st Baron Ponsonby.
Ensign Independent Company 1794, Lieutenant Independent Company
1794, Captain 83rd Foot 1794, Major Loyal Irish Fencible Infantry*
1798, Major 5th Dragoon Guards 1798, Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 1800,
Lieutenant Colonel 5th Dragoon Guards 1803, Brevet Colonel 1810,
Brigadier General on the Staff 1812, Major General 1813.
Early Service: Ireland 1798.
Peninsular War: Served with his regiment from 1811. Commanded cavalry
brigade July 1812-January 1814.
Other Service: Commanded 2nd Cavalry Brigade Flanders 1815 and killed
in action at Waterloo 1815.
MP Irish Parliament 1796-1800. MP 1812-1815. KCB 1815.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: February 2009
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