British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
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.
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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