British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Cole, Galbraith Lowry

By: Ron McGuigan

Cole, Galbraith Lowry (1 May 1772 - 4 October 1842)

For years shown in the Army Lists as George Lowry Cole. Styled as Lowry Cole in most accounts.  2nd son of 1st Earl of Enniskillen.

Cornet 12th Light Dragoons 1787,  Lieutenant 5th Dragoon Guards 1791, Captain 70th Foot 1792, Major 102nd Foot* 1794, Lieutenant Colonel in Ward's Foot+ 1794, Half-pay, Lieutenant Colonel in Major General Villettes Regiment^ 1799,  Half-pay, Lieutenant Colonel 3rd Dragoon Guards 1803,  Captain & Lieutenant Colonel 3rd Foot Guards 1803, Lieutenant Colonel 27th Foot 1804, Brevet Colonel 1801, Brigadier General on the Staff 1806-1808, Major General 1808, Lieutenant General Peninsula 1811, Lieutenant General 1813, General 1830.  * disbanded 1795.  + disbanded 1798. ^ disbanded 1802.

Early service: Aide-de-Camp West Indies 1794-1795, Deputy Adjutant General and Aide-de-Camp Ireland 1797, Military Secretary to Commander-in-Chief Egypt 1801-1802,  in Malta &  Sicily 1804-1809 and brigade at Maida 1806.  

Peninsular War: Commanded 4th Division October 1809-May 1811, July - December 1811, June-July 1812, October 1812-April 1814. Wounded at Albuera May 1811 and at Salamanca July 1812.

Other service: Commanded 6th Division France 1815 and 1st Division Army of Occupation France 1815-1818.

Governor of Mauritius 1822-1828 and Cape of Good Hope 1828-1833.

Irish MP 1797-1800. MP 1803-1823. KCB 1813. GCB 1815. Colonel of  103rd Foot 1812-1814, 70th Foot 1814-1816, 34th Foot 1816-1826, 27th Foot 1826-1842.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2006

 

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