British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Hay, Andrew

By: Ron McGuigan

Hay, Andrew  (1762 - 14 April 1814)

Ensign 1st Foot 1779,  Lieutenant 1st Foot 1781,Captain 88th Foot* 1783, Half-pay 1783,Captain 1st Foot 1784, Half-pay 1786, Major 129th Foot+ 1795, Major 93rd Foot^ 1795,  Half-pay 1797-1798, Major 73rd Foot 1803,Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1800 [anterdated to 1798],  Lieutenant-Colonel 16th Battalion of Reserve# 1803,Lieutenant-Colonel 72nd 1804,  Lieutenant-Colonel 1st Foot 1807, Temporary Colonel 1798, Brevet Colonel 1808, Brigadier General on the Staff 1810-1811, Major General 1811.

*disbanded 1783. +disbanded 1796. ^disbanded 1797. #renamed 16th Garrison Battalion 1804.

Portugal & Spain: Spain 1808 and at Corunna 1809.

Peninsular War: Commanded brigade 5th Division October 1810-June 1812, December 1812, April-October 1813 and January-April 1814.  Temporarily commanded 5th Division January -April 1813 and October 1813-December 1813.  Killed in action at siege of  Bayonne 1814.

Other service:Commanded a brigade on Walcheren 1809

Colonel of the Duke of York’s Own Banffshire Fencibles 1798-1802, York Chasseurs 1813-1814.

 

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: April 2009

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