British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Maitland, Frederick (3 September 1763 - 27 January 1848)
4th son of General Sir Alexander Maitland, 1st Baronet. Younger brother
of Lieutenant Colonel Augustus Maitland.
Ensign 14th Foot 1779, Lieutenant 14th Foot 1782, Half-pay 1783-84,
Lieutenant 30th Foot 1784, Captain-Lieutenant 60th Foot 1789, Captain
60th Foot 1790, Brevet Major 1793, Major 9th Foot 1795,Brevet Lieutenant
Colonel 1795, Lieutenant Colonel 9th Foot 1795, Lieutenant Colonel 27th
Foot 1796, Lieutenant Colonel 29th Foot 1804, Brevet Colonel 1800,
Brigadier General on the Staff 1804-1805, Major General 1805, Lieutenant
General Mediterranean 1811, Lieutenant General 1812, General 1825.
Early service: in the fleet 1779-1780, Gibraltar 1782, West Indies
1782, Assistant Quartermaster General West Indies 1787, Flanders 1794,
Deputy Adjutant General West Indies 1793-1795 and military secretary
to Commander-in-Chief West Indies 1795-1797, Helder 1799. On staff in
the West Indies including: as Local Brigadier General and Quartermaster
General 1800-1803, Governor of Trinidad 1803-1805, Lieutenant Governor
of Grenada 1805-1811 and commanded brigade Surinam 1804 and commanded
division Martinique 1809. Second-in-command Sicily 1811-1812.
Peninsular War: Commanded force on East Coast of Spain 1812. Invalided
home due to ill health 1812.
Other service: Lieutenant Governor of Dominica 1813.
Colonel of 1st Ceylon Regiment [Ceylon Rifle Regiment 1827] 1810-1833,
58th Regiment 1833-1848.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2006
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