British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Sherbrooke, John Coape

By: Ron McGuigan

Sherbrooke, John Coape (29 April 1764 - 14 February 1830)

Ensign 4th Foot 1780, Lieutenant 4th Foot 1781, Captain 85th Foot* 1783, Half-pay 1783-1784, Captain  33rd Foot 1784, Major 33rd Foot 1793, Lieutenant Colonel 33rd Foot 1794, Half-pay 1802-1803, Brevet Colonel 1798, Major General 1805, Lieutenant General Peninsula 1809, Lieutenant General 1811, General 1825.

* disbanded 1783.

Early service: Nova Scotia 1784-1785, Flanders 1794-1795, Cape of Good Hope 1796,  India 1796-1800 and brigade Seringapatam 1799, brigade Hanover 1805, Sicily 1805-1807, Egypt 1807, Sicily 1808.

Portugal & Spain: Commanded a force sent to Spain and Portugal 1809. Second-in-Command Portugal 1809.

Peninsular War: Second-in-Command April 1809 - April 1810: commanded wing of the army May - June 1809 and 1st Division June 1809 - April 1810. Invalided home due to health 1810.

Other service: Home Service 1811, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Dependencies 1811-1816. Served in War of 1812 in British North America 1812-1815. Governor-General of British North America 1816-1818. Invalided home due to ill health 1818.

KB 1809. GCB 1815.  Colonel of 4th Reserve [renamed Garrison] Battalion 1803-1805, Sicilian Regiment 1807-1809, 3rd West India Regiment 1809-1809, 68th Foot 1809-1813, 33rd Foot 1813-1830.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: June 2006; updated August 2012

 

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