British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Anstruther
, Robert 

By: Ron McGuigan

Anstruther, Robert  (3 March 1768 - 14 January 1809)

Son of 3rd Baronet.

Ensign 3rd Foot Guards 1788,  Lieutenant and Captain 3rd Foot Guards 1792, Brevet Major 1797, Major 66th Foot 1797, Lieutenant Colonel 68th Foot 1797, Captain and Lieutenant Colonel 3rd Foot Guards 1799, Brevet Colonel 1805, Brigadier General on the Staff 1808-1809.

Early service: Flanders 1793-1794, attached Austrian Head Quarters 1796, West Indies 1797,  Deputy Quartermaster-General Helder 1799, Deputy Quartermaster-General Home Staff 1799,  Quartermaster-General Mediterranean 1800 and Egypt 1801-1802,   Deputy Quartermaster-General and then Adjutant-General Ireland 1803-1808. Commanded brigade Home Staff 1808.

Portugal & Spain: Commanded 7th Brigade Portugal and at Vimeiro 1808. Commanded a brigade in Spain 1808-1809. Died from effects of the campaign at Corunna 1809.

Aide de Camp to the King 1805.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: May 2006

 

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