British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Picton, Thomas (24 August 1758 - 18 June 1815)
Brother of Major General John Picton.
Ensign 12th Foot 1772,
Lieutenant 12th Foot 1777, Captain 75th Foot* 1778, Half-pay, Captain 12th Foot
1787, Half-pay, Captain 58th 1794, Captain 17th Foot 1794, Brevet Major 1794,
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1794, Major 68th Foot 1795, Lieutenant Colonel 56th
Foot 1796, Brevet Colonel 1801, Major General 1808. Lieutenant General
Peninsula 1811, Lieutenant General 1813.
Early service: Gibraltar
1773-1778, Aide De Camp and Deputy Quartermaster-General West Indies 1794-1797,
Military and Civil Governor Trinidad and Commandant of Tobago 1797-1803 and
Brigadier General 1801. Brigade on Walcheren 1809.
Commanded 3rd Division February 1810-June 1812, May-September 1813 and December
1813-April 1814. Declined appointment as commander on the East Coast of Spain
1813. Wounded Badajoz April 1812.
Other service: Commanded
5th Division Flanders 1815 and wounded at Quatre Bras. Killed in action at
MP 1813-1815. KCB 1813.
GCB 1815. Colonel of 77th Regiment 1811-1815.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: June 2006; updated August and November 2012
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