British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Stewart, William

By: Ron McGuigan

Stewart, William (10 January 1774 - 7 January 1827)

4th son of 7th Earl of Galway. Younger brother of Admiral Sir George Stewart, 8th Earl of Galway and older brother of Captain Edward Stewart and  Lieutenant Colonel James Stewart.

Ensign 42nd Foot 1786,  Lieutenant 67th Foot 1787, Captain Independent Company 1791, Half-pay 1791-1792, Captain 22nd Foot 1792, Major 31st Foot 1794, Lieutenant Colonel Unattached 1795, Lieutenant Colonel 67th Foot 1795, Lieutenant Colonel 95th Foot 1800,  Brevet Colonel 1801, Brigadier General on the Staff 1804-1808, Major General 1808, Lieutenant General Peninsula 1812, Lieutenant General 1813.

Early service: West Indies 1793-1794 and wounded, Assistant Adjutant General Flanders 1795, Quiberon 1795, West Indies 1795-1798, with Allied Army in Switzerland and Italy 1799, Mediterranean 1800 and wounded, Copenhagen 1801, on Home Staff 1804-1806, Sicily 1806-1807, brigade Egypt 1807, Sicily 1807-1809, Home Staff 1809 and a brigade on Walcheren 1809.

Peninsular War: Commanded brigade Portugal January-February 1810 and commanded at Cadiz February 1810.  Officiated in command 2nd Division July 1810-May 1811, second-in-command 1st Division October - November 1812, commanded 1st Division November 1812- March 1813 and officiated in command 2nd Division March 1813-April 1814. Wounded Albuera  May 1811 and Pyrenees July 1813.

Other service: On Home Staff 1812.

KCB 1813. GCB 1815.  MP 1795-1802, 1803-1805, 1812-1816. Colonel Commandant of 3rd Battalion 95th Foot 1809-1816,  of 2nd Battalion 95th Foot 1816-1818,  of 1st Battalion 95th Foot 1818-1827.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2006; updated September 2012

 

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