British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
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
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
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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