British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Gordon, James Willoughby

By: Ron McGuigan

Gordon, James Willoughby (21 October 1772- 4 January 1851)

Son of Captain Francis Gordon RN. Brother of Vice -Admiral Henry Gordon and Rear -Admiral Charles Gordon.

Ensign 66th Foot 1783, Lieutenant 66th Foot 1789, Captain 66th Foot 1795, Major 66th Foot 1797, Lieutenant Colonel 85th Foot 1801, Lieutenant Colonel 92nd Foot 1804, Lieutenant Colonel Royal African Corps 1808, Brevet Colonel 1810, Major General 1813, Lieutenant General 1825, General 1841.

Early service: Ireland 1783-1786, West Indies 1786-1790, 1792-1793, Gibraltar 1793-1794, Toulon 1793, Aide-de-Camp and Assistant Adjutant General Ireland 1795-1798, British North America 1798-1800 and as Military Secretary 1799-1800, Madeira 1801, Deputy Adjutant-General West Indies 1801-1803, Assistant Quartermaster General 1803 and thenDeputy Barrackmaster-General l803 Home Staff, Military Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief 1804-1809, Commissary-in-Chief to the forces 1809-1811. Quartermaster-General to the forces 1811-1812.

Peninsular War: Quartermaster-General August - December 1812. Invalided home due to ill health 1812. Other service: Quartermaster-General to the forces 1813-1851.

Created a Baronet 1818. MP 1829-1831. KCB 1815. GCB 1831. GCH 1825.

Lieutenant Colonel Commandant, Colonel-Commandant and Colonel of Royal African Corps 1808 -1815. Colonel of 85th Foot 1815-1823, 23rd Foot 1823-1851.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2006; updated October 2012

 

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