British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Maitland, Frederick

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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