British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Lewis Baron (Louis von dem Bussche)
By: Ron McGuigan
Lewis Baron (Louis von dem Bussche) (16 March 1772 – 22 August 1852)
as Lewis, Baron Bussche only while in British Service.
of General Georg von dem Bussche. Brother of General Hans von dem Bussche and
Major General Werner von dem Bussche.
Hanoverian Army Ensign 2nd Regiment 1785, Lieutenant 2nd Regiment 1793, Staff Captain 10th Regiment and then 9th Regiment 1794. Joined British Service in 1st Light Battalion KGL 1804 with
temporary rank of Major, with temporary
rank of Lieutenant Colonel 1809 commanded 5th Line Battalion KGL
1809, 2nd Line Battalion KGL 1813, 1st Light Battalion
KGL 1813. Permanent rank in British Army 1812. British half-pay 1816. Became Major
General Hanoverian Service 1816, Lieutenant General Hanoverian Service 1831,
Pensioned as General Hanoverian Service 1848.
Service: Hanover 1805, Copenhagen 1807, Sweden 1808.
& Spain: with regiment Spain 1808-1809 and embarked at Vigo 1809.
War: with regiment 1809-1814. Sometime commanded ad hoc Light Brigade KGL
Service: Commanded 1st Brigade KGL the Netherlands 1814-1815, with
regiment Flanders and France 1815 and at Waterloo, succeeded to command 2nd Brigade KGL and then commanded The King’s German Legion Brigade. Commanded 2nd Infantry Brigade Hanoverian Army 1816, commanded 1st Infantry
Brigade Hanoverian Army 1831, commanded 1st Infantry Division
Hanoverian Army 1833, General Inspector of Infantry Hanoverian Army 1841.
Colonel Commandant 5th Line Battalion KGL 1815-1816. Colonel of the
3rd Infantry Regiment Hildesheim Hanoverian Army 1816.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: December 2012
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