British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Bayly, Henry

By: Ron McGuigan

Bayly, Henry  (17** - 20 April 1846)

Son of Colonel Nicholas Bayly. Brother of Colonel Edward Bayly.

Ensign 85th Foot* 1783, Half-pay 1783-1790,  Ensign Coldstream Foot Guards 1790, Lieutenant & Captain Coldstream Foot Guards 1793, Captain & Lieutenant-Colonel Coldstream Foot Guards 1799, Brevet Colonel 1809, Major General 1812, Lieutenant General 1825, General 1841.

* disbanded 1783.

Early Service: Flanders 1793 and wounded, Ireland 1798, Helder 1799. Private Secretary to British Minister to court in Portugal 1808-1809. On Home Staff  1813-1814.

Peninsular War: Commanded an independent brigade of  Provisional Militia February - April 1814.

Other Service: Governor of Guernsey 1816-1821.

ADC to Prince Regent 1809. Knighted 1834.  GCH 1834. Colonel of  the 8th Foot 1825-1846.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2007; updated November 2011

 

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