British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Meade, Robert

By: Ron McGuigan

Meade, Robert (29 February 1772 - 11 July 1852)

Son of 1st Earl of Clanwilliam. Brother of Lieutenant General John Meade and Lieutenant Edward Meade.

Ensign 1st Foot 1787, Lieutenant 1st Foot 1793, Captain 87th Foot 1793, Major in Ward’s Regiment* 1794, Lieutenant Colonel in C. McDonnell’s Regiment+ 1795, Half-pay 1796-1799, Lieutenant Colonel in Brodrick’s Regiment^ 1799,  Lieutenant Colonel 31st Foot 1801, Brevet Colonel 1802.  Brigadier General on the Staff 1804-1808, Major General Madeira 1808,  Major General 1809, Lieutenant General 1814, General 1837.

*disbanded 1798. + raised as Lord Belvedere’s Regiment and disbanded 1796.  ^ disbanded 1801

Early Service: Gibraltar 1788.

Service 1793-1815: Flanders 1793-1794, Egypt 1801-1802, Home Staff 1804-1805, Sicily 1806, Egypt 1807 and wounded, Madeira 1808-1812, Lieutenant Governor Cape of Good Hope 1812-1814. Wellington had  requested his services in 1809, but Meade was never appointed to his army.

Colonel of the 90th Foot 1823,  12th Foot 1823-1852.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2011

 

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