British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Beckwith, George (1753 - 20 March 1823)
Son of Major General John Beckwith.
Younger brother of Captain John Beckwith and older brother of Brigadier
General Ferdinand Beckwith, Major General William Henry Beckwith and
Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Sydney Beckwith.
Ensign 37th Foot, 1771, Lieutenant
37th Foot 1775, Captain-Lieutenant 37th Foot 1777, Captain 37th Foot 1778, Brevet Major 1781, Brevet
Lieutenant Colonel 1790, Brevet Colonel 1795, Major General
1798, Lieutenant General 1805, General 1814.
Early Service: North America 1776-1783
and Aide-de-Camp. Aide-de-Camp British North America 1786-1796 and
acted as agent of the consulate, North America 1787-1791.
Service 1793-1815: Adjutant-General
in North America 1793, Governor and then on the staff of Bermuda
1797-1803, on the Home Staff 1803-1804, Governor of St. Vincent 1804-1808,
Governor of Barbadoes 1808-1814 and Commander-in-Chief West
Indies 1808-1814, captured Martinique 1809 and Guadeloupe, St. Martin’s and St. Eustatius 1810.
Later Service: Commander-in-Chief Ireland
KB 1809. GCB 1815.
Colonel of the 6th Garrison
Battalion 1806-1809, 2nd West India Regiment 1809-1818, 89th Foot
Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2009; updated November 2011
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