British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Cathcart, William Schaw, 10th Baron
By: Ron McGuigan
Cathcart, William Schaw, 10th Baron (17 September 1755 - 16
Son of Lieutenant General Charles Cathcart, 9th Baron Cathcart.
Brother of Colonel Charles Cathcart.
Cornet 7th Dragoons* 1777, Lieutenant 17th Light Dragoons 1777, Captain
17th Light Dragoons 1777, Major 38th Foot 1779, Captain &
Lieutenant Colonel Coldstream Foot Guards 1781, Lieutenant Colonel
29th Foot 1789, Brevet Colonel 1790, Brigadier General Continent
1793, Major General 1794, Lieutenant General 1801, General Continent
1805, General 1812.
*became 7th Light Dragoons 1783
Early Service: North America 1777-1780 as Aide-de-Camp, acting
Quartermaster-General. and served as Provincial Major-Commandant, Provincial
Lieutenant Colonel and Provincial Colonel in the British Legion
Service 1793-1815: Flanders 1793-1795, on Home Staff 1799-1802,
Commander-in-Chief Ireland 1803-1805 and as Commander-in-Chief
Hanover 1805, Commander-in-Chief Scotland 1806-1813 and as Commander-in-Chief
Copenhagen 1807. British Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary
Russia 1812 -1820 and with Allied Army 1813-1814 and plenipotentiary
at Congress of Vienna 1814-1815.
KT 1805. Succeeded as 10th Baron Cathcart 1776. Created Viscount Cathcart
1807 and Earl Cathcart 1814. Lord Lieutenant Clackmannan 1794-1803
Colonel of the 29th Foot 1792-1797, 2nd Life Guards 1797-1843.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: January 2010
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