British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

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

By: Ron McGuigan

Mackenzie, John (19 December 1763 - 14 June 1860)

Also spelt as M'Kenzie.

2nd son of 3rd Baronet of Gairloch.

Lieutenant 73rd Foot 1778, Captain Independent Company 1782, Half-pay 1783-1793, Captain 78th Foot 1793,  Brevet Major 1794, Major 78th Foot 1794, Lieutenant Colonel 78th Foot 1795, Half-pay 1802, Brevet Colonel 1802, Brigadier General on the Staff 1804-1809,  Major General 1809, Lieutenant General 1814, General 1837.

Early service: Flanders 1794-1795, Cape of Good Hope & India 1796-1802, on Home Staff 1804-1806, Malta 1808-1810, Sicily 1810-1812.

Peninsular War: Commanded a brigade and then a division on the East Coast of Spain 1812-1814. Commanded brigade ordered to join the Peninsular Army from the breakup of  the force on the East Coast of Spain 1814, however war ended before he joined.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: April 2009

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