British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Burrard, Harry

By: Ron McGuigan

Burrard, Harry (1 June 1755 - 17 October 1813)

Gentleman Cadet Royal Military Academy Woolwich 1768, 2nd Lieutenant Royal Artillery 1772, Lieutenant 60th Foot 1776, Captain-Lieutenant 60th Foot 1777, Captain 60th Foot 1779,  Major 14th Foot 1786, Captain-Lieutenant & Lieutenant Colonel 1st Foot Guards 1789, Captain & Lieutenant Colonel 1st Foot Guards 1792, Regimental Major 1st Foot Guards 1798, Regimental Lieutenant Colonel 1st Foot Guards 1804, Brevet Colonel 1795, Major General 1798,  Lieutenant General 1805.

Early service: North America 1778-1780 and 1781-1782,  Flanders 1794-1795, second-in-command and taken prisoner in raid on Ostend-Bruges canal 1798, commanded brigade Helder 1799, on Home Staff 1798-1807. Second-in-command at Copenhagen 1807.

Portugal & Spain: Second-in-command Portugal 1808 and then Commander-in-Chief Portugal 1808. Recalled to face Convention of Cintra Inquiry 1808.

Other Service: On Home Staff 1809-1813.

Aide-de-Camp to the King 1795. MP  1780-1788, 1790-1791, 1802-1802.  Created a Baronet 1807.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: October 2006

 

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