British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Harcourt, William (20 March 1743 - 17 June 1830)
Son of 1st Earl Harcourt.
Ensign 1st Foot Guards 1759, Captain 16th Light Dragoons 1759, Captain
3rd Dragoons 1760, Lieutenant Colonel 31st Foot 1764, Lieutenant Colonel
4th Light Dragoons* 1765, Lieutenant Colonel 2nd Light Dragoons+ 1768,
Brevet Colonel 1777, Major General 1782, Lieutenant General 1793,
General 1798, Field Marshal 1821.
* became 18th Light Dragoons 1769 and disbanded 1821. + became 16th
Light Dragoons 1769.
Early Service: Aide-de-Camp Havana Seven Years War 1762. North America
Service 1793-1815: Flanders 1793-1795 as second in command and then
acted as Commander-in-Chief. Governor of Royal
Military College 1801-1811.
ADC to the King 1777. MP 1768-1774. GCB 1820. Succeeded as 3rd Earl
Colonel of the 16th Light Dragoons 1779-1830
Placed on the Napoleon Series: December 2010
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