British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Huntly, George Gordon Marquess of
By: Ron McGuigan
Huntly, George Gordon Marquess of (2 February 1770 -
28 May 1836)
Eldest son of 4th Duke of Gordon. Brother of Major Lord Alexander
Styled as Marquess of Huntly 1770-1827. Also sometimes as Marquis
of Huntly or Huntley.
Ensign 35th Foot 1790, Lieutenant 67th Foot 1790, Captain Independent
Company 1791, Captain 42nd Foot 1791, Captain-Lieutenant &
Lieutenant Colonel 3rd Foot Guards 1792, Captain & Lieutenant
Colonel 3rd Foot Guards 1794, Lieutenant Colonel 100th Foot*
1794, Brevet Colonel 1796,
Major General 1801, Lieutenant General 1808, General 1819.
*renumbered 92nd Foot 1798.
Service 1793-1815: Flanders 1793, Gibraltar 1794-1795, Corsica 1795-1796,
Brigadier in Ireland 1798, Helder 1799 and wounded, Home Staff
1803-1806, a division on Walcheren 1809.
MP 1806-1807. Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeen 1808-1836.
GCB 1820. KG 1812. Succeeded as 5th Duke of Gordon 1827.
Colonel Commandant of 100th Foot 1793-1798. Colonel of the 92nd Foot
1798-1806, 42nd Foot 1806-1820, 1st Foot 1820-1834, Scots
Fusilier Guards 1834-1836.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: January 2011
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