British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Slade, John

By: Ron McGuigan

Slade, John (1762 - 13 August 1859)

Cornet 10th Light Dragoons 1780, Lieutenant 10th Light Dragoons 1783, Captain 10th Light Dragoons 1787, Major 10th Light Dragoons 1794, Lieutenant Colonel 10th Light Dragoons 1795, Lieutenant Colonel 1st Dragoons 1798, Brevet Colonel 1802, Brigadier General on the Staff 1804-1809, Major General 1809, Lieutenant General 1814, General 1837.

Early service: Home Staff and Ireland 1804-1808.

Portugal & Spain: Commanded a cavalry brigade in Portugal and Spain 1808-1809 and at Corunna 1809.

Peninsular War: Commanded a cavalry brigade October 1809 - May 1813: commanded temporarily both the 1st Cavalry Division January - March 1811 and 2nd Cavalry Division March - April 1813. Recalled from Peninsula 1813 due to his being senior to junior officers commanding a division.

Other  service: On Home Staff 1809. On Home Staff 1813-1814.

GCH 1835. Created a Baronet 1831. Colonel of 5th Dragoon Guards 1831-1859.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: June 2006

 

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