British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Fraser, John (1759/1760 - 14 November 1843)
Lieutenant 73rd Foot 1778, Captain 76th Foot 1783, Captain Independent
Company of Invalids 1784, Captain Independent Company 1794, Brevet
Major 1794, Lieutenant Colonel in Podmore’s Regiment* 1794,
Lieutenant Colonel Royal Garrison Battalion+ 1795, Brevet Colonel 1800,
Brigadier General on Staff 1808, Major General 1808, Lieutenant General
1813, General 1830.
*disbanded c.1796 +disbanded c.1802
Early Service: in the fleet 1780, Siege of Gibraltar 1780-1782 and
severely wounded (loss of leg).
Service 1793-1815: Gibraltar 1796-1798, commanding Goree, Senegal
1801-1804 and surrendered garrison and prisoner of war 1804. On staff
Goree 1806-1808, Guernsey 1808-1809, Gibraltar 1809-1813 and commanded
Knight 1826. GCH 1832.
Lieutenant Colonel Commandant and Colonel of Royal African Corps (later
Royal York Rangers) 1800-1819
Placed on the Napoleon Series: September 2010
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