British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Aylmer, Matthew

By: Ron McGuigan

 

Aylmer, Matthew, 5th BARON AYLMER (24 May 1775 - 23 February 1850)

Eldest son of 4th Baron Aylmer.

Ensign 49th Foot 1787, Lieutenant 49th Foot 1791, Captain 49th Foot 1794, Major 85th Foot 1800, Lieutenant-Colonel 85th Foot 1802, Half-pay 1802-1803, Captain & Lieutenant Colonel 2nd Foot Guards 1803, Brevet Colonel 1810, Major General 1813, Lieutenant General 1825, General 1841.

Early Service: West Indies 1787-1794, and wounded,  Aide de Camp Home Staff 1797-1798, raid on the Ostend-Bruges Canal and prisoner of war 1798,  Helder 1799, Aide de Camp Home Staff 1799-1800, West Indies 1801, Hanover 1805, Copenhagen 1807, Assistant Adjutant-General Home Staff 1807-1808. 

Portugal & Spain: Assistant Adjutant-General Portugal 1809.

Peninsular War: Assistant Adjutant-General 1809-1811. Deputy Adjutant-General January 1812 - April 1814. Commanded an independent brigade July 1813- April 1814.

Other Service: On Home Staff 1814, Adjutant-General Ireland 1814-1823. Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief  British North America 1830-1835.

Aide De Camp to the King 1810. Changed his name to Whitworth-Aylmer 1825.

Knighted 1815. KCB 1815. GCB 1836. Succeeded as 8th Baronet 1785. Succeeded as 5th Baron Aylmer 1785.

Colonel of the 56th Foot 1827-1832, 18th Foot 1832-1850.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2007

 

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