British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Keane, John

By: Ron McGuigan

Keane, John (6 February 1781 - 26 August 1844)

2nd son of 1st Baronet. Younger brother of Lieutenant Colonel Sir Richard Keane, 2nd Baronet and older brother of Lieutenant Colonel Edward Keane.

Ensign Ward’s Regiment* 1794, Lieutenant 122nd Foot+ 1794, Captain 124th Foot* 1794, Half-pay 1795-1799, Captain 44th Foot 1799, Major 60th Foot 1802, Lieutenant-Colonel 13th Foot 1803, Lieutenant Colonel 60th 1812, Brevet Colonel 1812, Major General 1814, Lieutenant General 1830.

* disbanded 1795. +disbanded 1796.

Early Service: Gibraltar 1799, Aide De Camp Egypt 1801-1802, Malta 1802-1803, Gibraltar 1804-1805, West Indies 1808-1812.

Peninsular War: served with his regiment 1813. Commanded brigade 3rd Division August 1813-April 1814.

Other Service: Commanded brigade War of 1812 North America 1814-1815, at New Orleans 1815 and wounded and at  capture of Fort Bowyer 1815. Commanded 8th Brigade France 1815. Commanded 9th Brigade  Army of Occupation France 1815-1817.  Commanded in Jamaica 1823-1830. Commander-in-Chief Bombay Presidency 1834-1839. Commanded Army of  The Indus in 1st Afghan War 1839.

KCB 1815. GCB 1839. GCH 1831. Created Baron Keane 1839.

Colonel of the94th Foot 1829-1831, 68th Foot 1831-1838, 46th Foot 1838-1839, 43rd Foot 1839-1844.

 

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: April 2009

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