British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Forbes, James

By: Ron McGuigan

Forbes, James Ochancar Forbes 18th Baron (7 March 1765 - 4  May 1843)

Son of the 17th Baron Forbes. Brother of Captain Robert Forbes RN and Lieutenant William Forbes RN.

Ensign Coldstream Foot Guards 1781,  Lieutenant & Captain Coldstream Foot Guards 1786,  Captain-Lieutenant  & Lieutenant Colonel Coldstream Foot Guards 1793,  Captain & Lieutenant Colonel Coldstream Foot Guards 1793,  Brevet Colonel 1796, Major General 1802, Lieutenant General 1808, General 1819.

Service 1793-1815: Flanders 1792-1795, Helder 1799, on Home Staff 1802-1808, second in command Sicily 1808-1811, on staff Ireland 1811-1819.  

Succeeded as 18th Baron Forbes 1804.

Colonel of the 3rd Garrison Battalion 1807-1808,  94th Foot 1808-1809, 54th Foot 1809-1816, 21st Foot 1816-1843.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: September 2010

 

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