British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
York, HRH Prince Frederick Augustus Duke of

By: Ron McGuigan

York, HRH Prince Frederick Augustus Duke of (16 August 1763 -  5 January 1827)

Styled as HRH Prince Frederick 1763-1784.

2nd son of HM King George III. Older brother of Admiral HRH Duke of  Clarence (later HM King William IV), Field Marshal HRH Duke of Kent, Field Marshal HRH Duke of Cumberland (later HM King Ernst August I of Hanover), and  Field Marshal HRH Duke of Cambridge.

Brevet Colonel 1780, Major General 1782, Lieutenant General 1784, General 1793, Field Marshal 1795.

Service 1793-1815: on Home Staff 1793, Commander-in-Chief Flanders 1793-1795, Field Marshal on the staff commanding the British Army 1795-1798, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army 1798-1799, Captain-General and Commander-in-Chief of the British Army 1799-1801  and Commander-in-Chief Helder 1799, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army 1801-1809, resigned appointment 1809, re-appointed  Commander-in-Chief of the British Army 1811-1827.

KG 1771.  KB 1767.  GCB 1815.  GCH 1815. Created Prince-Bishop of Osnabruck 1764-1803. Created Duke of York and Albany 1784.

Colonel of 2nd Horse Grenadier Guards 1782-1784,  Coldstream Guards 1784-1805, Colonel-in-Chief 60th Foot 1797-1827,  Colonel of 1st Foot Guards 1805-1827.


Placed on the Napoleon Series: October 2011

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