British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Graham, Thomas

By: Ron McGuigan

Graham, Thomas (19 October 1748 - 18 December 1843)

Styled as Laird of Balgowan.

Temporary Lieutenant Colonel 90th Foot 1794, Temporary Colonel 1795, Brevet Colonel* 1797, Major General* 1803, Lieutenant General Cadiz 1810, Lieutenant General 1810, General Continent 1813, General 1821.

* Served with temporary rank in the army 1794-1809, when he received permanent rank in the army 1809 and his promotions to Brevet Colonel and Major General were antedated for his seniority.

Early service with temporary rank in the army: Volunteer at Toulon 1793, La Vendee 1795, liaison officer Austrian Army 1796-1798, Minorca 1798,  Governor of Messina in Sicily 1799, Brigadier on Malta 1800, Ireland 1803-1805, Aide De Camp Baltic 1808.

Portugal &  Spain: Aide De Camp Portugal 1808 and Spain 1808-1809 and at Corunna 1809.

Peninsular War: Commanded Cadiz March 1810- July 1811 and won battle of Barossa 1811.  Commanded 1st Division July 1811- July 1812 and nominally commanding 1st Division May 1813 but commanding a Corps May - October 1813.

Other service: Commanded a Division on Walcheren 1809. On Home Staff 1809-1810. Commanded a force  in The Netherlands 1813-1814.   

MP 1794-1807.  KB 1810. GCB 1815. GCMG 1837. Created Baron Lynedoch 1814.

Lieutenant Colonel Commandant and Colonel Commandant of 90th Foot 1794-1809, Colonel of 90th Foot 1809-1823, 58th Foot 1823-1826, 14th Foot 1826-1834, 1st Foot 1834-1843.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: May 2006; updated March 2012

 

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