British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
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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