British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Granby Thomas (1767? or 1770? – 20 August 1820)
Major John Calcraft.
Cornet 15th Light Dragoons 1788, Lieutenant 15th Light Dragoons 1793, Captain 15th Light Dragoons 1794, Major 25th Light Dragoons* 1799, Major 3rd Dragoon Guards 1800, Lieutenant Colonel 3rd Dragoon Guards 1800,
Brevet Colonel 1810, Major General 1813.
* Renumbered 22nd Light Dragoons 1802.
Flanders 1793-1795, Aide-de-Camp Helder 1799 and wounded.
Spain: ordered on foreign service Portugal and Spain 1808. Embarkation orders
cancelled due to retreat of Moore's army 1808.
with his regiment 1809-1813. Temporarily commanded cavalry brigades for various
periods 1809-1813. Returned home on promotion 1813.
Service: on Home Staff 1813-1814.
Austrian Knighthood as Knight of the Order of Maria Theresa for his service at
Villers-en-Cauchies 1794. His knighthood was apparently recognized by British
Authorities, June 1801, as he had received His Majesty’s Royal Licence prior to
the 1812 & 1813 regulations on receiving Foreign Decorations. This entitled
him to rank as a Knight Bachelor and to be called Sir, although he was not made
a British Knight.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2012
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