British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Acland, Wroth Palmer
By: Ron McGuigan
Acland, Wroth Palmer (1770 - 8
Also shown in some Army Lists as William Palmer Acland.
Ensign 17th Foot 1787,
Lieutenant 17th Foot 1790, Captain Independent Company 1791, Half-pay
1791-1793, Captain 3rd Foot 1793, Major 19th Foot 1795, Lieutenant
Colonel 19th Foot 1795, Captain and Lieutenant Colonel 2nd Foot Guards
1800, Brevet Colonel 1803, Brigadier General on the Staff 1804-1810,
Major General 1810, Lieutenant General 1814.
Early service: Flanders 1793, Ceylon 1796, Egypt
1801, on Home Staff 1805, Sicily 1805-1806 and brigade at Maida 1806.
Commanded brigade Home Staff 1808.
Portugal & Spain: Commanded 8th Brigade Portugal
and at Vimeiro 1808. Commanded brigade Portugal 1808. Commanded brigade
with army for Spain, but left army before advance into Spain 1808.
Peninsular War: Ill-health prevented his accepting
an appointment in the peninsula.
Other service: Commanded a brigade on Walcheren 1809.
On Home Staff 1810-1814.
KCB 1815. Colonel Commandant of 1st Battalion 60th
Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2006
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