British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815
Bock, George Baron
By: Ron McGuigan
Bock, George Baron (Eberhard Otto Georg von Bock,
1755 - 21 January 1814)
Styled George Baron Bock only while in British Service.
Entered Hanoverian Army 1774, 2nd Lieutenant 1779, Captain 1783, Major
1794, Lieutenant Colonel Life Guard Regiment 1799. Joined British
Service in 1st Dragoons King's German Legion, temporary rank of Brevet
Colonel 1804, Brigadier General on the Staff 1810, permanent rank in
British Army 1812, Major General 1810.
Hanover 1805, on staff Ireland
Peninsular War: Commanded a cavalry brigade KGL January - July 1812,
October - December 1812 and June 1813 - January 1814. Temporarily commanded
the 1st Cavalry Division and superintended all the cavalry July - October
1812 and December 1812 - April 1813 and then all the cavalry April
1813 - June 1813. Drowned on passage to England
Colonel Commandant and Colonel of the 1st Dragoon Regiment [later
renamed 1st Light Dragoons] of the King's German Legion 1804-1814.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: October 2007
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