British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815
Bradford, Thomas

By: Ron McGuigan

 

Bradford, Thomas (1 December 1777 - 28 November 1853)

Older brother of  Lieutenant Colonel Sir  Henry Hollis Bradford.

Ensign 1st West Regiment of Yorkshire Militia 1792, Ensign Independent Company 1793, Lieutenant Independent Company 1793,  Captain Independent Company 1794, Captain Unattached 1794,  Major Nottinghamshire Fencibles* 1795, Half-pay 1802-1804, Major 3rd Garrison Battalion 1804, Major 34th Foot 1805, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 1801, Lieutenant-Colonel 34th Foot 1809, Lieutenant-Colonel 82nd Foot 1809, Brevet Colonel 1810, Major General 1813, Lieutenant General 1825, General 1841.

* disbanded 1802.

Served in Portuguese Service 1811-1814. Promoted Brigadier 1811, Major General 1813. 

Early Service: Ireland 1798, Assistant Adjutant-General Home Staff 1801, Assistant Adjutant-General Hanover 1805, Deputy Adjutant-General South America 1807, Assistant Adjutant-General Home Staff 1809.

Portugal & Spain:  Assistant Adjutant-General 1808-1809 and at Vimeiro & Corunna.

Peninsular War: Commanded brigades of the Portuguese Army 1812-1814. Wounded at siege of Bayonne April 1814.

Other Service: On Home Staff 1814-1815. Commanded 3rd Division France 1815. Commanded 6th Brigade 1815-1817 and 5th Brigade 1817-1818  Army of Occupation France. Commander-in-Chief Scotland 1819-1825. Commander-in-Chief Bombay Presidency 1825-1829.

KCB 1815. GCB 1838.  GCH 1831.

Colonel of  the 94th Foot 1823-1829, 30th Foot 1829-1846, 4th Foot 1846-1853.

 

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2007

 

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