British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Colman, Francis John

By: Ron McGuigan

Colman, Francis John (17** - 12 December 1811)

Also as Coleman.

Cornet 1st Dragoons 1786, Lieutenant 1st Dragoons 1791, Captain 77th Foot 1791, Lieutenant & Captain 1st Foot Guards 1793, Captain-Lieutenant & Lieutenant-Colonel 1st Foot Guards 1799,  Captain & Lieutenant-Colonel 1799, Brevet Major 1798, Lieutenant Colonel 38th Foot 1802. Resigned army 1805. Request was made to reinstate his rank in the army but he died before a decision was made.

Served in Portuguese Service 1809-1811. Promoted Brigadier 1809.  

Early Service: Flanders 1794-1795. Helder 1799 and wounded.

Peninsular War: Commanded brigades of the Portuguese Army 1809-1811.  Died of illness in the peninsula 1811.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2009

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