British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Oakes, Hildebrand

By: Ron McGuigan

Oakes, Hildebrand (19 January 1754 - 9 September 1822)

Son of Lieutenant Colonel Hildebrand Oakes. Older brother of Lieutenant General Sir Henry Oakes.

Ensign 33rd Foot 1767, Lieutenant 33rd Foot 1771, Captain 33rd Foot 1776, Brevet Major 1790, Major 66th Foot 1791, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1794, Lieutenant Colonel 66th Foot 1795, Lieutenant Colonel 26th Foot 1795,  Colonel Portugal 1796, Brevet Colonel 1798,  Brigadier General on the Staff 1798, Major General 1805, Lieutenant General Malta 1810, Lieutenant General 1811.

Early Service: North America 1775-1784 and prisoner of war 1781. Aide-de-Camp Ireland 1786, West Indies 1792.

Service 1793-1815:  Gibraltar 1792-1794, Aide-de-Camp and Quartermaster-General Corsica 1794-1796, Quartermaster-General Portugal 1796-1798, Brigade on Minorca 1798, Mediterranean 1800, Egypt 1801-1802 and wounded 1801,  Brigadier on Malta 1802-1804.  Lieutenant Governor Portsmouth 1804,  Quartermaster-General Mediterranean 1806-1807. Commander-in-Chief Malta 1808-1810, Lieutenant General of the Ordnance 1814-1822.

GCB 1820. Created a Baronet 1813.

Colonel of the 1st Garrison Battalion 1803-1805, 3rd West India Regiment 1806-1809, 52nd Foot 1809-1822.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: April 2011

 

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