British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Paget, Edward

By: Ron McGuigan

Paget, Edward (3 November 1775 - 13 May 1849)

4th son of 1st Earl of Uxbridge. Younger brother of Field Marshal 1st Marquess of Anglesey and Captain William Paget RN and older brother of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Paget RN and Major Berkeley Paget.

Cornet and Sub-Lieutenant 1st Life Guards 1792, Captain 54th Foot 1792, Major 54th Foot 1793, Lieutenant Colonel 28th Foot 1794, Brevet Colonel 1798, Brigadier General on the Staff 1803-1805, Major General 1805, Lieutenant General Peninsula 1809, Lieutenant General 1811, General 1825.

Early service: Flanders 1794-1795, Ireland 1795-1796, Gibraltar 1796, Cape St. Vincent 1797, Mediterranean 1798, Egypt 1801 and wounded, on Home Staff 1803-1805,  brigade Hanover 1805-1806, Sicily 1806-1807, commanded Reserve Division Sweden 1808.

Portugal and Spain: Commanded Advance Corps in Portugal 1808 and Reserve Division  Spain 1808-1809 and at Corunna 1809.

Peninsular War: Commanded wing of army May 1809 and invalided home due to wound at Oporto May 1809. Commanded 1st Division October - November 1812 and captured on retreat from Burgos November 1812. Prisoner of war 1812-1814.

Other  service: Declined appointment on staff in France 1815. Governor Ceylon 1820-1822.  Commander-in-Chief India 1822-1825.  Governor Royal Military College 1826-1837. Governor Royal Hospital Chelsea 1837-1849.

Aide de Camp to the King 1798.  MP 1796-1806, 1810-1820.  KB 1812. GCB 1815. Colonel of 80th Foot 1808-1815,  28th Foot 1815-1849.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: June 2006

 

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