British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Grey, Charles

By: Ron McGuigan

Grey, Charles (23 October 1729 - 14 November 1807)

Son of 1st Baronet.

Ensign 6th Foot 1744, Lieutenant 6th Foot 1752, Captain Independent Company 1755, Captain 20th Foot 1755, Lieutenant Colonel 98th Foot* 1761, Half-pay 1763, Brevet Colonel 1772,  Major General North America 1777, Major General 1777,  Lieutenant General 1782, General North America 1793, General 1796.

*disbanded 1763.

Early Service: Jacobite Rebellion 1745-1746 and at Culloden,  on continent Seven Years War 1759 as Aide-de-Camp and twice wounded, Belle Isle 1761, Portugal as Aide-de-Camp with rank of Colonel in Portuguese service 1762. North America 1776-1781 and named as Commander-in-Chief 1782, but  war ended before he took up the appointment.

Service 1793-1815: Nieuport and Ostend 1793, Commander-in-Chief West Indies 1793-1794.  On Home Staff 1795-1802.

ADC to the King 1772

KB 1783. Created Baron Grey 1801. Created Earl Grey 1806.

Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of the 98th Foot 1761-1763, Colonel of the 28th Foot 1777-1789, 7th Dragoon Guards 1789-1795, 8th Light Dragoons 1795-1799, 3rd Dragoons 1799-1807

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: December 2010

 

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