British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Abercromby, John Robert
By: Ron McGuigan
Abercromby, John Robert (2 April 1772 - 14 February
Also as John Abercrombie.
Son of General Sir Ralph Abercromby. Younger brother of Lieutenant
Colonel George Abercromby 2nd Baron Abercromby and older brother of
Colonel Alexander Abercromby.
Cornet 5th Dragoons* 1782, Lieutenant 75th Foot 1786, Captain
75th Foot 1792, Major 94th
Foot+ 1794, Lieutenant Colonel 112th Foot^ 1794, Lieutenant Colonel
53rd Foot 1795, Brevet Colonel 1800, Major General 1805,
Lieutenant General Bombay Presidency 1810, Lieutenant General 1812.
*disbanded 1799. +disbanded 1796. ^disbanded 1795.
Service 1793-1815: Brigade Major Flanders 1793-1795, West Indies
1795-1797, Deputy Adjutant-General Mediterranean 1800 and Egypt 1801.
Commander-in-Chief Bombay Presidency India 1809-1812 and captured Mauritius
1810, Commander-in-Chief Madras Presidency India 1813-1814.
MP 1815-1817. KCB1815. GCB 1815.
Colonel of the 53rd Foot 1807-1817.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: October 2009
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