British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

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, 2nd  Major Coldstream Foot Guards 1800,  1st Major  Coldstream Foot Guards 1800,  Brevet Colonel 1795, Major General 1798, Lieutenant General 1805, General 1814.

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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