British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Cavan, Richard Ford William Lambart 7th Earl of
By: Ron McGuigan
Cavan, Richard Ford William Lambart 7th Earl of (10 September
1763 - 21 November 1837)
Son of Lieutenant General Richard Lambart, 6th Earl of Cavan.
Styled as Lord Kilcoursie 1772-1778.
Ensign Coldstream Foot Guards 1779, Lieutenant Coldstream Foot Guards
1781, Captain-Lieutenant & Lieutenant-Colonel Coldstream Foot Guards
1790, Captain & Lieutenant-Colonel Coldstream Foot Guards 1793,
Major Coldstream Foot Guards 1800, 1st Major Coldstream
Foot Guards 1800,
Brevet Colonel 1795, Major General 1798, Lieutenant General 1805, General
Service 1793-1815: Flanders 1793-1795 and wounded 1793. Ireland 1798-1799,
Helder 1799, Mediterranean 1800, Egypt 1801 and Commanding-in-Chief
1801-1802, on Home Staff 1803-1804, Ireland 1805.
Succeeded as 7th Earl of Cavan 1778.
Awarded Ottoman Knighthood as Knight of the Imperial Order of
the Crescent for his services in Egypt. His knighthood was apparently
recognized by British Authorities, April 1803, as he had received
His Majesty’s Royal Licence prior to the 1812 & 1813
regulations on receiving Foreign Decorations. This entitled him to
rank as a Knight Bachelor and to be called Sir, although he was not
made a British Knight.
Colonel of a battalion of the 68th Foot 1801-1802, Colonel of the
2nd West India Regiment 1805-1808, 77th Foot 1808-1811, 58th
Foot 1811-1823, 45th Foot 1823-1837
Placed on the Napoleon Series: January 2010
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