British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Anson, George

By: Ron McGuigan

Anson, George  (1769 - 4 November 1849)

Older brother of General Sir William Anson 1st Baronet.

Cornet 16th Light Dragoons 1786, Lieutenant 16th Light Dragoons 1791, Lieutenant 20th Light Dragoons 1792, Captain 20th Light Dragoons, 1792, Major 20th Light Dragoons 1794, Major 16th Light Dragoons 1797, Lieutenant-Colonel 20th Light Dragoons 1797,  Lieutenant-Colonel 15th Light Dragoons 1798, Lieutenant-Colonel 16th Light Dragoons 1805,  Brevet Colonel 1805, Brigadier General on Staff 1809-1810, Major General 1810, Lieutenant General 1819, General 1837.

Early Service: West Indies 1791-1797,  Helder 1799.

Peninsular War: With regiment 1809. Commanded brigade 4th Division June- July 1809. Commanded cavalry brigade July 1809-March 1811, May-December? 1811 and July 1812- July 1813.

Other Service: Home Staff 1813-1814. Governor Royal Hospital Chelsea 1849.

Aide De Camp to the King 1805.  MP 1806-1814. KCB 1815. GCB 1833.

Colonel of 23rd Light Dragoons 1814-1818, 4th Dragoon Guards 1827-1849.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2007; updated February 2014

 

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