British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Hewett, George (11 June 1750 - 21 March 1840)
Also as George Hewitt.
Son of Major Shuckburgh Hewett.
Cadet Royal Artillery 1761, Ensign 70th Foot 1762, Lieutenant 70th
Foot 1764, Captain 70th Foot 1775, Major 43rd Foot 1781, Lieutenant
Colonel 43rd Foot 1787, Brevet Colonel 1794, Major General 1796,
Lieutenant General 1803, General 1813.
Early Service: West Indies 1764-1774 serving as Aide-de-Camp and Brigade
Major. North America 1775-1783, and as Deputy Quartermaster-General
West Indies 1782.
Service 1793-1815: Adjutant-General Ireland 1791-1798, Inspector-General
of the Recruiting Service on Home Staff 1799, Inspector of The Army
of Reserve and on Home Staff 1803, Barrackmaster-General 1803-1806,
Commander-in-Chief India 1807-1811, Commander-in-Chief Ireland 1813-1816.
GCB 1820. Created a baronet 1813.
Lieutenant Colonel Commandant and Colonel 92nd Foot 1793-1795, Colonel-Commandant
2nd Battalion 5th Foot 1799-1800, Colonel of the 61st
Placed on the Napoleon Series: January 2011
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