British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Dundas, David

By: Ron McGuigan

Dundas, David (1735? - 18 February 1820)

Cadet Woolwich Military Academy 1750, Lieutenant-fireworker Royal Artillery 1754, 2nd Lieutenant Royal Artillery 1755,  Lieutenant 56th Foot 1756,  Captain 15th Light Dragoons 1759,  Major 15th Light Dragoons 1770, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1775, Lieutenant Colonel 12th Light Dragoons 1775, Lieutenant Colonel 2nd Horse* 1781, Brevet Colonel 1781, Major General 1790, Lieutenant General Continent 1794, Lieutenant General 1797, General 1802.

*renamed 5th Dragoon Guards 1788.

Early Service: Seven Years War 1758-1762 at Cherburg, on the continent and Havana. Quartermaster-General Ireland 1777-1789,  Adjutant General Ireland 1789-1791, on staff Ireland 1791-1793.

Service 1793-1815: Flanders 1793, Toulon 1793, Flanders 1793-1796 and commanded cavalry 1795-1796. Quartermaster-General to the Forces 1796-1803,  on  Home Staff 1803-1805, Commander-in-Chief British Army 1809-1811.

Later Service:  Governor of Royal Hospital Chelsea 1804-1820.

KB 1803. GCB 1815

Colonel of the 22nd Foot 1791-1795, 7th Light Dragoons 1795-1801, 2nd Dragoons 1801-1813, Colonel-in-Chief 95th Foot (Rifle Brigade - 1816) 1809-1820 and Colonel 1st Dragoon Guards 1813-1820.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: September 2010

 

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