British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Elphinstone, Howard (4 March 1773 - 28 April 1846)
Son of Captain John Elphinstone RN, later Lieutenant General and
Vice-Admiral in Russian Service.
Gentleman Cadet Royal Military Academy Woolwich, 2nd Lieutenant Royal
Artillery 1793, 2nd Lieutenant Royal Engineers 1793, 1st Lieutenant
Royal Engineers 1796, Captain-Lieutenant Royal Engineers 1800, 2nd Captain
Royal Engineers 1800, Captain Royal Engineers 1805, Brevet Major 1812,
Lieutenant-Colonel Royal Engineers 1813, Colonel Royal Engineers 1824,
Major General 1837.
Early Service: Cape of Good Hope 1795, India 1800, with force from
India in Egyptian Campaign 1801-1802, South America 1807.
Portugal & Spain: Portugal 1808-1809 and wounded Roliça August
Peninsular War: With Royal Engineers 1812-1813. Commanded Royal Engineers
August 1813 - April 1814.
Other Service: on Home Staff 1810. On staff Malta 1832-1834.
CB 1815. Created a Baronet 1816. Colonel Commandant Royal Engineers
Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2006
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