British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Wheatley, William (17** - 1 September 1812)
Ensign Lord Strathaven's Foot* 1783, Half-pay 1784-1790, Ensign 1st
Foot Guards 1790, Lieutenant & Captain 1st Foot Guards 1793, Captain-Lieutenant & Lieutenant-Colonel
1st Foot Guards 1799, Captain
& Lieutenant-Colonel 1st Foot Guards 1800, Brevet Colonel
1809, Major General 1812.
* disbanded 1784.
Early Service: Raid on Ostend-Bruges Canal 1798.
Portugal & Spain: Spain 1808-1809 and Corunna 1809.
Peninsular War: On staff at Cadiz September 1810-May 1812 and brigade
at Barossa 1811. Commanded brigade 1st Division May-September 1812.
Died of illness in the peninsula 1812.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2009
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