British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
By: Ron McGuigan
Byng, John (1772 - 3 June 1860)
Son of Major George Byng.
Ensign 33rd Foot 1793, Lieutenant 33rd Foot 1793,
Captain 33rd Foot 1794, Major 60th Foot 1799, Lieutenant Colonel 29th
Foot 1800, Captain & Lieutenant-Colonel 3rd Foot Guards 1804, Brevet
Colonel 1810, Brigadier General on the Staff 1812, Major General 1813,
Lieutenant General 1825, General 1841, Field Marshal 1855.
Early Service: Flanders 1793-1795 and wounded,
Aide De Camp Ireland 1797-1798 and wounded, British North America 1800-1804,
Hanover 1805, Assistant Adjutant-General Home Staff 1806, Copenhagen
1807, Walcheren 1809.
Peninsular War: Commanded brigade 2nd Division
September 1811-April 1814.
Other Service: Commanded 2nd Guards Brigade, then
temporarily 1st Division and I Corps Flanders and France and at Waterloo
1815. On Home Staff 1815-1828. Commander-in-Chief Ireland 1828-1832.
MP 1831-1835. KCB 1815. GCB 1831. GCH 1826. Created
Baron Strafford 1835. Created Earl of Strafford 1847.
Colonel of the York Light Infantry Volunteers
1815-1816, 4th West India Regiment 1816-1819, 2nd West India Regiment
1822-1828, 29th Foot 1828-1850, 2nd Foot Guards 1850-1860.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2007
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