British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Pringle, William Henry

By: Ron McGuigan

 

Pringle, William Henry (1771? - 23 December 1840)

Cornet 16th Light Dragoons 1792, Lieutenant 16th Light Dragoons 1793, Captain Independent Company 1794, Major 111th Foot* 1795,  Half-pay 1795-1799,  Major 4th Foot 1799,  Lieutenant Colonel 4th Foot 1799, Captain & Lieutenant-Colonel 2nd Foot Guards 1802, Lieutenant Colonel 1st Foot 1808, Lieutenant Colonel unattached 1808, Brevet Colonel 1809, Major General 1812, Lieutenant General 1825.

* disbanded 1795

Early Service: Helder 1799 and returned as missing (prisoner of war?). Hanover 1805. Copenhagen 1807. Inspecting Field Officer of Militia North America 1808-1812.

Peninsular War: Commanded brigade 5th Division June-July 1812, August-September 1812, and October 1812-March 1813. Temporarily commanded 5th Division July 1812 and September-October 1812. Commanded brigade 2nd Division July 1813-February 1814. Temporarily commanded 2nd Division July 1813. Wounded February 1814.

MP 1812-1832.  KCB 1815. GCB 1834.

Colonel of the Royal Newfoundland Fencible Infantry 1814-1816, 64th Foot 1816-1837, 45th Foot 1837-1840.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: February 2009

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