British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Bussche, Lewis Baron  (Louis von dem Bussche)

By: Ron McGuigan

Bussche, Lewis Baron  (Louis von dem Bussche) (16 March 1772 – 22 August 1852)

Styled as  Lewis, Baron Bussche only while in British Service.

Son of General Georg von dem Bussche. Brother of General Hans von dem Bussche and Major General Werner von dem Bussche.

Entered 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.

Early Service:  Hanover 1805, Copenhagen 1807, Sweden 1808.

Portugal & Spain:  with regiment Spain 1808-1809 and embarked at Vigo 1809.

Peninsular War:  with regiment 1809-1814. Sometime commanded ad hoc Light Brigade KGL 1813-1814.

Other 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.

CB  1815

Lieutenant 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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