British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Mackenzie-Fraser, Alexander

By: Ron McGuigan

 

Mackenzie-Fraser, Alexander (1756? - 13 September 1809)

Known as Mackenzie until he took additional name of Fraser 1803.

Ensign 74th Foot* 1778, Lieutenant 73rd Foot+ 1778, Captain 73rd Foot+ 1781, Half-pay 1783, Major 78th Foot 1793, Lieutenant Colonel 78th Foot 1793, Brevet Colonel 1796, Major General 1802, Lieutenant General 1808.  * disbanded 1783. + renumbered 71st Foot 1786.

Early service: Gibraltar 1778-1783, North America and wounded, Flanders 1794-95 temporarily commanding brigade, Cape of Good Hope 1796, India 1796-1800, on Home Staff 1803-1805, brigade Hanover 1805, Sicily 1806-1808 and  commanded force in  Egypt 1807. Commanded 1st Division Sweden 1808.

Portugal & Spain: Commanded 3rd  Division Portugal 1808. Commanded a division in Spain 1808-1809 and at Corunna 1809.

Other service: Commanded Division on Walcheren 1809. Died from effects of service on Walcheren 1809.

MP 1802-1809.  Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant,  Colonel-Commandant and Colonel 78th Foot 1796-1809.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2006

 

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