British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Howard, Kenneth Alexander

By: Ron McGuigan

Howard, Kenneth Alexander (29 November 1767 - 13 February 1845)

Ensign 2nd Foot Guards 1786, Lieutenant & Captain 2nd Foot Guards 1793, Captain-Lieutenant & Lieutenant Colonel 2nd Foot Guards 1798, Captain & Lieutenant Colonel 2nd Foot Guards 1799, Regimental Major 2nd Foot Guards 1808, Brevet Colonel 1805, Major General 1810, Lieutenant General Continent 1815, Lieutenant General 1819, General 1837.

Early service: Flanders 1793-1795 and wounded, Brigade Major to the Guards Ireland 1798, Helder 1799, on Home Staff as acting Inspector General Foreign Troops 1801-1802, the Deputy Inspector General Foreign Troops 1802-1805, commanded Foreign Depot 1805-1810, on Home Staff 1810.

Peninsular War: Commanded brigade 1st Division February - June 1811, brigade 2nd Division June - October 1811 and November 1811- November 1812 and  brigade 1st Division November 1812 -March 1813. Temporarily commanded  2nd Division October-November 1811 and officiating in command of 1st Division March 1813 - April 1814.

Other service: On Home Staff 1814. Commanded 1st Division and temporarily commanded I Corps France 1815.

ADC to the King 1805. KCB 1815. GCB 1820. Succeeded as 11th Baron Howard of Effingham 1816.  Created Earl of Effingham 1837.  Colonel of 70th Foot 1816-1832,  3rd Foot 1832-1845.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2006

 

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