British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Cox, William

By: Ron McGuigan

Cox, William  (5 December 1776 - 1 July 1864)

Ensign 68th Foot 1794, Lieutenant 68th Foot 1795, Captain-Lieutenant 68th Foot 1800, Captain 68th Foot 1802, Captain 61st  Foot 1803, Major 61st Foot 1806, Lieutenant-Colonel EOPS 1809, Brevet Colonel 1819. Retired from the army 1825 with rank being stationary.

Served in Portuguese Service 1809-1814. Promoted Colonel 24th Infantry Regiment 1809, Brigadier 1818 [antedated to 1811], Major General 1818 [antedated to 1815]. 

Early Service: West Indies 1794-1796,  Ireland 1798, Assistant Quartermaster-General Egypt 1800-1802, Assistant Quartermaster-General Home Staff 1803-1805, Military Secretary Mediterranean 1805-1806, Gibraltar 1806.

Portugal & Spain: Employed on a particular service in Portugal and Spain and at Corunna 1809.

Peninsular War: Governor of  Almeida  as Brigadier 1809-1810 and captured at its fall. Prisoner of War 1810-1814.

Other Service: Sheriff of King’s County, Ireland 1825. Knighted 1816.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2009

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