British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Tilson, Christopher

By: Ron McGuigan

Tilson, Christopher (1771 - 15 July 1834)

Brother of Lieutenant Colonel John Tilson and Captain George Tilson RN.

Changed name to Chowne 1812.

2nd Lieutenant 23rd Foot 1788, Lieutenant 23rd Foot 1790, Captain Independent Company 1793, Major 99th Foot* 1794, Lieutenant Colonel 99th Foot* 1794, Half-pay 1797-1799, Lieutenant Colonel 44th Foot 1799, Brevet Colonel 1801, Brigadier General on the Staff 1805-1808, Major General 1808, Lieutenant General Peninsula 1811, Lieutenant General 1813, General 1830.

* disbanded 1797.

Early service: Egypt 1801 and wounded. Sicily 1805. West Indies 1806.

Portugal & Spain: Commanded a brigade Portugal 1808 - 1809.

Peninsular War: Commanded brigade April - May 1809. Resigned appointment May 1809. Re-appointed brigade 2nd Division June 1809 - December 1809. Resigned appointment July 1810. Officiated in command of 2nd Division April-November/December(?) 1812. Left Peninsula by end of 1812.

Other service: on Home Staff 1810-1812.

Colonel of 76th Regiment 1814-1834.

 

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

 

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